Few places call to mind holidays atmosphere as much as Christmas markets do. They are definitely not usual markets, as we are used to see all year round in our cities. Christmas markets are veritable events, which change the look of the streets and squares that host them, transforming them into magical places, suspended in time and space, in a dreamy and subtle dimension.
In Italy, Christmas markets in Bolzano and Bressanone are particularly famous, and there are many reasons why. In Bressanone, the old walls of the Episcopal Palace light up with multiple colors, while seductive perfumes of ancient but never forgotten delicacies spread in the air. The market in Bressanone is an event not to be missed by those who want to lose themselves in the Christmas atmosphere. Besides the countless artisanal objects, the handmade nativity scenes, the wooden sculptures, the precious crystal knick-knacks, visitors can taste unique flavors such as the specialties from Valle Isacro, and other genuine products offered by local merchants.
Also the city of Bolzano offers an extraordinary experience in terms of tasting and living, an experience for all senses. Christmas songs and melodies run across the branches of the big decorated tree, among the colored booths selling local products. Air smells like wood, spices and mulled wine, and all that enchanting and warming awesomeness, instills a feeling of harmony, warmth and love in all the visitors’ hearts. The whole historical center of Bolzano is filled with it, each vibrant light, each melody sung by sweet voices or by the instruments played by the many musicians, each cloud scented like biscuits, strudel and sweets.
In those places more than anywhere else, visitors can breath the true meaning of Christmas, its deep charm, made of magic, tradition and unrivaled atmosphere. We got enthralles by that too, how could it be otherwise? In our page you can see some pictures of our wonderful experience.