Italy just does Christmas a little differently to us in the UK and you have to see it to believe it, whether we’re talking about the markets, the food, or the Christmas lights which line the streets telling a romantic story as you stroll.
Around even the smallest corners will be Christmas touches, but in this blog I pick out 14 of Italy’s best. Top tip - hire a car so you can reach the beautiful hilltop villages and experience how the locals do Christmas tradition.
✨Christmas Markets in Trentino Alto-Adige 🎄
With its German heritage infused into local culture, the Christmas markets here are the best in Italy, and each village hosts its own.
Top 5 Original South Tyrol Christmas Markets:
It is naturally a time when everyone comes together, though, for those more popular Christmas locations, that can mean short term chaos for the locals with mass influx tourism. 💚The Top 5 are however classified as GREEN EVENTS: the events are planned, organised and executed with the environment as priority, considering also regional value creation, efficient use of resources, waste management, mobility and social responsibility.
Best Christmas Markets across the Rest of Italy
Looking outside of the mountainous, snowy and frankly the epitome of winter magic, Trentino, there are many other gorgeous market experiences across Italy:
🎁 Aosta (Valle d’Aosta)
🎁 Torino (Piemonte)
🎁 Bologna (Emilia Romagna)
🎁 Arezzo (Tuscany)
🎁 Gubbio (Umbria)
🎁 Urbino (Marche)
🎁 Viterbo (Lazio)
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🎁 L’Aquila (Abruzzo)
🎁 Castellabate, Cilento (Campania)
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