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The most beautiful Christmas chalets and markets in Italy

Take a tour of Italy's most popular Christmas chalets and markets, each offering an incredible selection of local crafts, seasonal food and wine and, above all, the magic of Italian Christmas. As Christmas approaches, the festive atmosphere spreads throughout the country, from Northern Italy to Sicily. These Christmas markets and chalets in Italy offer gifts for all and fun activities for all ages!

The 6 most beautiful Christmas markets in Italy

1- The Christmas market in Roma, Lazio

There are three beautiful fountains in Piazza Navona, the most famous Christmas market in the Eternal City. Christmas treats, such as biscuits and nougat, are sold in the square during the season. See Father Christmas and watch the street performers and acrobats. Don't forget to come back on 6 January, when the Befana distributes gifts to the good children and coal to the bad ones ;)!

2- The illuminated Christmas chalets in Milan, Lombardy

Every December 7, Milan celebrates the feast of Sant Ambroeus. In honour of the 4th century archbishop, the inhabitants start the celebrations early with a fair called "Oh Bej! Oh Bej!". A series of street markets are held around the Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio, offering everything from antique Christmas chalets and street musicians to candyfloss and roasted chestnuts. The advantage is that Christmas shopping can be done early during this three-day festival!

3- Florence and its huge market of a thousand delights

Florence celebrates Christmas with a huge market inspired by the German city of Heidelberg throughout December. In one of the city's most beautiful squares, Santa Croce, more than 50 wooden Christmas chalets sell Italian and German delicacies, decorations and crafts. There is also a traditional carousel for the children!

4- The traditional wooden Christmas chalets of Bolzano

Bolzano is home to Italy's largest Christmas market, surrounded by the Rosengarten Dolomites. Along the streets of the medieval town, wooden Christmas chalets filled with traditional gifts are beautifully decorated with garlands, lamps and candles.

Visitors can also enjoy regional specialities such as vin brule (mulled wine) as well as looking at the Christmas presents.

5- Cagliari and its superb Christmas market in Sardinia

Every year Cagliari hosts a 12-day Christmas fair featuring local food and wine, toys and handicrafts. Sardinian Christmas treats such as pabassinas, iced raisin and walnut biscuits with aniseed and citrus flavour, can be found in Piazza del Carmine and in the markets of Corso Vittorio Emanuele. The city knows how to make the most of the festive season, even if the area is better known as a summer beach destination!

6- Taormina, under the Sicilian sun

It is an ideal place for those who prefer mild temperatures to snow. A folkloric atmosphere takes over the small hilltop town in December and on Epiphany, with concerts, exhibitions, nativity scenes and historical re-enactments. The Christmas chalets offer sweets, such as Sicilian cakes, handicrafts and everything else you need to enjoy the festive season.

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