On 19 December in the Maison de la Méditerranée the award ceremony for the Mediterranean Prize for Art and Handicraft 2005 took place in the presence of President of the Region of Campania and of the Maison de la Méditerranée Antonio Bassolino, President of the Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso, Vice-President of the Fondazione Mediterraneo Caterina Arcidiacono and Vice-President of the Council of Europe Hon. Claudio Azzolini.

The award was presented by Italian Vice-President of the Council and Minister of Foreign Affairs Gianfranco Fini.

This award underlines the importance of Ferrigno’s works in preserving and diffusing the traditional Neapolitan craft of hand-made nativity scenes.