On August 15, 2011, at precisely 9 p.m., all the lights in the city of the alpine village of Livigno were turned off. Why? To celebrate the Notte Nera.
The celebration commemorates the Alpine atmosphere of almost two centuries ago. Instead of street lamps, as you can see in the photograph, the night is lit by bonfires, candles and torches. No cars are allowed to drive into the city (or even around it) and the main street in the city is lined with various kinds of animations and entertainment.
For example, the famous Coro Monteneve (Snow Mountain Choir) sang in several places in the city during the Notte Nera.