Here we are again with an other episode of Christmas Market. This week we move to Italy! If you are planning to go there during Christmas Holiday, this article is going to be very useful!
1. Klausen Christmas Market
Duration: Mostly on weekends in December
This year, if you want an extravagant nativity scene, then its detailing is a must. To buy some of the best decorative things, you should head all the way to the Klausen Christmas Market in Italy, Südtirol. Ornaments, nutcrackers, figurines and what not! Klaus Christmas Market is a fantasy land for everyone who loves shopping. Another major feature which makes it distinct from other Christmas markets in Italy is that the nightwatchmen stroll through the market telling stories about Christmas. One thing which you shouldn’t miss, on your visit here! Also present is a juggler showing all kind of tricks on the streets.
2. Genoa Christmas Market
Duration: December 2016
You want to make the Christmas delicacies yourself but suck at cooking? Don’t worry. Head straightaway to Genoa Christmas Market in Piazzale Kennedy for some quick cooking lessons. Apart from the usual food and wine shops, the market is also known for a sparkling atmosphere. This market gets into the skin of an medieval age Italian village with about artisans and craftsmen wearing all vintage clothes and showcase their skills to the visitors. There are also shows which include a lot of dancing, choirs and musicals. Try to visit this place at night, when the lights shimmer the best ever!
3. Turin Christmas Market
Duration: December 1, 2016 to December 25, 2016
As a Christmas Market worthy of its name there is a giant Christmas Tree, People selling food, handicrafts, wine and other stuff and Restaurants treating you with Christmas delicacies.
That’s Turin Christmas Market in Piazza Borgo Dora. But what makes it different from other Christmas markets is that on weekends, the market sees various street artists showing tricks and acrobats performing stunts. There is also a music concert organized at Cortile dei Ciliegi adding more to the Christmas extravagance. You just can’t afford to miss this one.
4. Christmas Market in Piazza Navona
Duration: November 26, 2016 to January 6, 2017
Located at the most famous and beautiful square of Rome, the Christmas Market in Piazza Navona has it all! There are restaurants, shops, bakeries and also street artists which keep the market bustling as ever. This Christmas market is also a perfect place to take small strolls and click selfies near the Fountain of Four Rivers. With a lot of stalls selling candy floss, decorations and figurines, this one is the biggest Christmas Market in Rome.
5. Christmas Market in Piazza Santa Croce:
Duration: November 30, 2016 to December 18, 2016
The capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, Florence also has a fair share of Christmas markets. The most prominent being the one in Piazza Santa Croce. Just like Nuremberg Christmas Market, this one also has a heavy German influence. An annual German market, the Christmas Market in Piazza Santa Croce is also one of the most ancient markets in Italy with a legacy of about 500 years.
6. Naples Christmas Market:
Duration: All year round (But try heading there in November end and before Christmas)
The Naples Christmas Market has an exception! While the others mentioned above in the list are temporary markets, the Naples Christmas Market is open all year round. Also, this one is permanently dedicated to the Christmas festivities. From nativity figures, candies, decorations to caricatures of your favorite celebrities, this market has it all!
7. Oh Bhej! Oh Bhej! Christmas Market:
Duration: December 7, 2016 to December 11, 2016
Apart from the oh-so popular Milan Fashion week, another event that can take away the cake from Rome, is Milan’s Christmas Market. From clothes to food and drinks, this market also witnesses some upbeat music with several bands playing on the streets, making it a sight, hard to miss!
8. Christmas Market in Lazzate:
Duration: December 10, 2016 to December 11, 2016
If you prefer food over people, then Christmas Market in Lazzate, a small town near Milan should be your top pick. The Christmas Market in Lazzate is most prominently known for the mouth watering and lip smacking delicacies. The festive season is on, so why not treat your taste buds with a tinge of sugar and spice?!
9. Venice Christmas Market:
Duration: Three weeks before Christmas to December 24, 2016
Lights, colour, aroma, music in the background and people all over! That’s how you define the Venice Christmas Market. There are carnival masks, jewellery, Christmas trees and authentic Venetian crafts on display. Also available for sale are the traditional plum cakes, olive oils, and gourmet products to bring out the foodie in you! This one, during the pre-Christmas period, is transformed into a Christmas Village and is filled with local as well as foreign exhibitors.
10. Christmas Market in Firenze Noel:
Duration: Around Christmas time
How about indulging in some Christmas shopping by visiting an old station which gets transformed drastically and takes a form of a bustling and colorful market. Sounds exciting, right?! Well, then you should definitely visit this Christmas market Novel in Florence for its unique yet fun location. You can buy products such as fruits, vegetables, sweets, clothes and even shoes and make your Christmas, an affair to remember!
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