Some information about Custonaci
CUSTONACI, municipality in the Trapani province situated along the coast of the Gulf of Bonagia.
The town, with a population of 5,500 inhabitants, is situated on a small, rocky hill on the slopes of Mount Cofano, and gives the visitor a sense of finding themselves in a living nativity scene. It is not by chance, therefore, that every year during December a live nativity scene is celebrated. It takes place on the slopes of Mount Cofano, inside a large cave where ancient rural houses are built, and there yonder all the old crafts and agricultural skills of a past time are brought to life once more. They give life to a â€˜populationâ€™ of men, women and children capable of re-enacting a show of the daily lives of a simple and hard-working people devoted to working the fields and the sea. The townâ€™s economy is no longer centred around fishing and agriculture as it once was, but on the extraction of marble of a high quality and colouration, in high demand on the world market.