Your guide to the Christmas Markets of Bolzano
by Barbara on Oct 15, 2017
Enjoy the magic
The Christmas Market in Bolzano may be the highlight of your stay over the winter holidays. Italians love to celebrate holidays and Christmas is no exception. There are many markets available for those who love to shop and the Christmas markets are a great place to have fun and soak up the unique local culture of the area. Upon your arrival, stop by the food stands with your family. The strudel and apple fritters are savory and go well with a nice cup of mulled wine. Enjoy the local holiday traditions while you explore 80 different exhibits. There is a market located near the food stands, targeted to small children where they can choose a lot of original gifts, handmade ones included. Piazza Walther always has fir trees decorated festively along with the traditional advent wreath and nativity scene.
Multiple Markets Make Merry
In addition to the Christmas Market in Bolzano there are four other markets which offer an excellent chance to pick up some local wine, food, spices, ornaments, handcrafted items, musical instruments, clothing and more. You can find joyful and happy holiday tidings at the Christmas Market in Vipiteno; the Christmas Market in Merano; the Christmas Market in Bressanone and the Christmas Market in Brunico. Each place offers their own strictly local features, can’t-find-elsewhere goods and celebrations. If you want to experience a truly Italian Christmas season, checking one or all of these places out will not disappoint. Once you have visited one of the markets, you will want to go to the others. Many people staying in Bolzano and surroundings Christmas make it one of their own yearly traditions.
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