Bolzano, one of the most important city in Trentino-Alto Adige, mountainous region of northern Italy. Around Christmas time, the historic center of this city comes alive with stalls of the oldest and most famous Christmas market in the peninsula.
From November 27 to December 23, Bolzano is transformed and as the sounds and colors of Christmas: Hundreds of lights illuminate the streets of downtown and the background we hear the traditional songs of Advent.
Inside the small wooden houses numerous features many exhibitors will display typical decoration of glass, wood and ceramics, many of the most genuine gift ideas dedicated artisan tradition. Furthermore, delicatessen and delicious Christmas treats like the famous Zelten.
Not only that traditional music, horn, marching bands, storytellers and narrators of fairy tales enliven the streets and fill the air with their notes and their melodies. Also, are designed to measure children’s entertainment: the representation of the live nativity scene, puppet shows, a musical carousel, the pony rides on the streets of the center and carriage rides every day.
But there is also room for solidarity, because there are numerous stalls offering Associazione Onlus their social projects and the sale of gift items, decorations for home and food, handicrafts of excellent quality to finance such projects Solidarity even internationally. Visit this little merkat means dive in the magical tradition of Advent Alpine.