WATCH: Italian Nativity-maker visits Fargo

Nativity lovers in Fargo met a special guest Thursday, as Emanuele Fontanini of Italy visited Hurley's Religious Goods.

Fontanini is a fourth generation nativity maker from Bagni di Lucca in Italy.

He traveled to Fargo today to sign some of his family's famous Nativity pieces. His family is one of the world's most renowned Nativity-set makers.

The Italian craftsman has been in the business since he was only a boy.

Fontanini spent much of his visit chatting with collectors.

"I'll be more than happy to talk to everybody, and tell them whatever they'd like to know from me," he said before his visit.