Italy Christmas Markets in Bressanone and Merano

Merano Christmas Market, ©Matteo Paciotti  Photography/Flickr

Merano Christmas Market, ©Matteo Paciotti Photography/Flickr

In Italy the Christmas markets are quite popular among locals and foreigners as well who visit during the seasonal holiday from all over Europe and the world. In Italian these markets are called Mercatino di Natale and we should mention here the most famous one in Rome, the Piazza Navona but the smaller ones in the Italian Alps or in Trentino are also remarkable.

They all have nativity scenes, crib displays and several fun activities. Taste the most delicious Italian Christmas foods and deserts and buy your seasonal Christmas gifts at the different stands. Below you can read more about the Christmas markets in Bressanone and Merano.

Bressanone Christmas Market

Spend the most wonderful time of the year in Bressanone where together with locals and visitors you can get in the mood for the Christmas holiday. During this season the town is bathing in atmospheric lights and offers you memorable moments with your loved ones.

Bressanone in winter, ©darvina06/Flickr

Bressanone in winter, ©darvina06/Flickr

Experience a magical advent period in Bressanone and spend the winter holiday in this beautiful region of Italy. The town has a splendid cathedral and several buildings from the past centuries which are worth visiting. The streets are filed with tempting scents and the shops offer unique flavors this around Christmas time and they are all waiting for you to give in. Take a look at the handmade crafts and local traditional art. Maybe you will find something to take home as a souvenir or as a Christmas present. Admire the handmade wooden cribs and try the specialties coming from Valle Isarco.

 

Bressanone Christmas Market, ©darvina06/Flickr

Bressanone Christmas Market, ©darvina06/Flickr

Advent and Christmas Market in Merano

Imagine the first day of winter in the mountain as the first snow falls on the peaks of the Italian Alps and the air is filled with the scent of hot chocolate and fresh pastry. This is not only imagination but that is how the Advent period is in Merano. Be part of the magical festive atmosphere which starts to prepare you from the end of November month and the fun lasts until the beginning of next year.

Merano Christmas Market, ©Matteo Paciotti  Photography/Flickr

Merano Christmas Market, ©Matteo Paciotti Photography/Flickr

Experience a genuine Christmas magic with traditional handmade crafts, culinary specialties and delicacies such as mulled wine or just a lovely hot cup of tea to warm you up on a cold winter day. The atmosphere is similar to one in a fairytale. Come to Merano and live your own fairytale the Italian way.

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