Christmas markets in Italy

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Italians love celebrations and christmas is a big one! They are out and about buying gifts and christmas ornaments, christmas trees and beautiful wreaths and trimmings.

Christmas markets italy

Christmas markets are  very popular, especially in towns like Bolzano where the mercatino di natale attracts crowds of people. The stalls (bancarelle) sell mostly handmade ornaments and gifts and everything is beautifully decorated.

Christmas markets in Bolzano sell mostly handmade christmas ornaments

Christmas markets in Bolzano sell mostly handmade christmas ornaments

Sunset, al mercatino di natale, Bolzano

Sunset al mercatino di natale, Bolzano

Beautiful decorations at the Christmas markets, Bolzano

Beautiful decorations at the Christmas markets, Bolzano at night

The german style christmas market in Piazza dei Signori (commonly called Piazza Dante) in Verona sells handmade items and german specialty foodstuffs. On a cold night you can sip vin brulé, eat wurst and specialty breads while the children visit babbo natale to whisper their christmas wishes.

Christmas markets, Piazza dei Signori, VeronaChristmas markets, Piazza dei Signori, Verona

Christmas market stall, Verona

Sip vin brulé at a christmas market stall, Verona

Freshly baked artisan breads

Freshly baked artisan breads

Christmas market stall selling wooden utensils and cooking implements

Christmas market stall selling wooden utensils and cooking implements

Buon natale! …Isabella

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2 Responses

  1. Isabella

    No, it’s a bread topped with onions and speck… thin and crispy on the bottom – delicious eaten straight from the oven!

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