If you’ve been to Italy’s mountain regions at Christmas, you’ll know about the magic of Christmas in Italy in the snow and cold, with Italian mulled wine and other treats for Christmas. The Christmas market in Bressanone, open until January 6 for epiphany in Italy, is one of the richest atmospheres for an alpine Christmas (or in the case, the Dolomites in Trentino Alto Adige).
Numerous chalets around the town of Bressanone have local “sudtirolese” products on offer, while the historic centre with its monuments and cultural treasures, has bars open to taste Italian Christmas specialities.
The Bressanone Christmas market takes place in piazza Duomo and is open every day until 7pm (or 4pm for December 24 and 31), and plenty of associated events take place too, including a carriage ride of the town, a steam carousel, guided tours of the Duomo, alpine songs and recipes from the Valle Isarco.
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For the month of December in Modena in Italy, you can find Christmas markets to suit all tastes. For example this year, a feature is the stalls dedicated to typical German products in Italy that will run until December 14.
In addition to the traditional Christmas markets, at the Palazzo Comunale from December 12 to 24 “L’antico nel cuore di Modena” (an antiques market) will take place. There is also Italian arts and crafts market. There is also the toys market and a biological produce market.
Apart from this huge array of Christmas markets, Modena will also boast a Christmas tree, artistic nativity scenes and a charity auction to help children in Israel, along with a Christmas train and fireworks on New Year’s Eve.