The Christmas season has officially begun here in Italy. The first festive markets are already open and more are set to follow as advent continues. Christmas Markets are a perfect occasion to relish all the magic of the holidays and winter traditions. Surely there are plenty of options to choose from.
We have selected the best links to find out where and when there are christmas markets, events and shows. Just click on the buttons below to see full programs in all cities in the Lake district of Northern Italy.
Best for spectacle: Santa Maria Maggiore, Piedmont
Video: Santa Maria Maggiore/YouTube
When: December 8th-10th
Where: Piazza Risorgimento
Piedmont’s biggest Christmas market is one of the most spectacular anywhere in Italy. Expect stilt walkers, chainsaw carving, alphorns and bagpipes, as well as 200 stalls selling crafts and homemade specialities. Make sure you try the famous “stincheèt”, a thin sheet of flour cooked on a stove topped with butter and a pinch of salt.