The festive season wouldn’t be complete without a visit to one of Europe’s quaint Christmas markets, and Italy has a host of Mercatino di Natale to choose from. All of the options below boast a tempting array of local food and drink, locally crafted seasonal gift items, nativity scenes, religious events and much more.
Here are selection of Christmas market holidays available through Camino Ways:
Christmas markets in Valle d’Aosta
Visit the Marché Vert Noël held in the city of Aosta from early December to January 6. Covered in snow during the winter and set against a mountainous backdrop, Aosta is the ideal setting for a Christmas market.
The Alpine village is transformed into a classic and beautiful Christmas Village, lit up with Christmas lights and decorations.
A visit to the Christmas markets in Aosta starts from €965 for 9 nights.
Christmas markets in Rome
Known as the Eternal City, a visit to Rome’s Christmas markets provides the ideal romantic/festive getaway. Rome’s Piazza Navona plays host to one of the country’s most renowned Christmas Markets every year, enticing visitors with a range of spectacular Christmas decorations, souvenirs, statuettes, cribs, nativity figurines and Christmas tree decorations.
Holidaymakers who are fans of Italian gastronomy will also be able to choose from a wide array of typical and seasonal food items and Italian Christmas cuisine specialities.
A visit to the Christmas markets in Rome starts from €575 for 6 nights.Cheap Flights To Rome
Christmas markets in Tuscany
Tuscany’s rolling hills, charming town squares and historic cities, such as Florence, have proved to be a constant lure for tourists throughout the years.
Lucca in northern Tuscany hosts an impressive Christmas market in Piazza San Michele, providing the perfect place to stock up on festive goodies, including Christmas items, local crafts and local specialities.
The medieval Christmas market (December 10-12) wows the crowds with jugglers, fire-eaters and actors, along with an array of stands showcasing arts, music and crafts from the 14th century.
Siena in Tuscany is also home to a number of Christmas markets and visitors can walk the Via Francigena, the ancient road to Rome, section 14, visiting Christmas markets such as Siena’s Mercato del Campo on the way.
A visit to Christmas markets in Lucca and Siena this Christmas starts from €575 for 6 nights.
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