It's impossible to make an exhaustive list of the better places where enjoying Christmas atmosphere in Italy. Here, however, you will find some small suggestions.

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Bressanone, municipality of Trentino Alto Adige, got famous as one of the favourite Christmas holiday destinations. 

The Christmas market in Bressanone – with Merano, Bolzano, Vipiteno and Brunico –  is one of the five original markets, promoting sustainability, regionality and authenticity. 

37 traditional wooden houses take part in the event with candles and ceramics, glass angels, wood carvings, Tyrolean objects and gifts. 

There are also food stands where you can taste the typical specialties of Valle Isarco.  

There will also be multimedia show of lights and music, concerts, exhibitions, carriage rides, and an ice risk in Piazza Vescovado.


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Gubbio has become a popular place where spending Christmas holidays. 

The great Christmas Tree of Gubbio is probably the world's largest and its lights extend all the way up Mount Ingino behind the city. It was conceived in 1980 by Enzo Grilli and Pietrangelo Farneti.

The Gubbio Christmas Tree is lit every year on December 7th. 

In addition to the giant tree, in Gubbio you can visit Christmasland with colorful Christmas markets, the Nativity Crib in the medieval district of San Martino and a ferris wheel. 



Montepulciano, a town in Siena’s province, famous for its wine “Nobile”, organizes a magical Christmas event. 

The municipality is in fact the perfect location for a typical Christmas Village. 

Montepulciano is the largest Christmas market in central Italy with 80 wooden houses and a lot of traditional Italian Christmas trinkets.  

There also is the amazing Castle of Santa Claus. 

During Christmas time, every weekend there will be events in Montepulciano. 

Information shared in real time on the official website of the event.


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Limatola is a village in the province of Benevento, located at the foot of a hill. The famous Castle stands on the hill’s top. 

The Christmas market “Cadeaux al Castello” is now at its tenth edition. This year’s theme is inspired by European markets: Rovaniemi, Edinburgh, Bruges, Dresda, Aix-en-Provence, Tallinn, Salisburgh. 

In addition to the refined objects, there will be the possibility to taste many sweet specialties, such as vin brûlé and torrone. 

The “Pinocchio’s Parade”, dedicated to children, closes the list of entertainment.



The well-known Artist’s Lights of Salerno have been inaugurated on 15th November. Each year a theme is chosen as the focus for all the lights in the city. The Zoo is the one chosen for 2019. 

In Salerno’s centre you can admire: flowers in via dei Principati, via Carmine, and in the “Torrione” area, Vietri ceramics in Piazza Sant'Agostino and the decorated trees in Via Roma. 

As a novelty this year they have introduced the Chandeliers of King in Corso Vittorio Emanuele.


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The town of Taurasi (Avellino) is famous for its wine. This year, in Taurasi, from 6 to 22 December, will take place the Christmas Wine Fest. The festival is organized by Travelers association and Visit Italy. 

The purpose of the event is the enhancement of the territory, and to make Taurasi the European capital of wine. 

Protagonist of the Christmas Wine Fest is wine, with more than 50 cellar doors among little and big producers of excellence.  

There also are food specialties: main courses, roast pigs and “caciocavallo impiccato” cheese.  

The medieval village is surrounded by Christmas atmosphere.  

There will also be the highest natural Christmas three of Italy (almost 20 meters). 

The event has already been selected among the best Italian events competing for the “Premio Italive 2019”.

You can book Christmas Wine Fest online.

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