Written by Larry Aiello
Sunday, 05 December 2010 17:13
Here are some of the famous Christmas markets in Italy that bustle with holiday cheer:
Mercato di Natale
For all the procrastinators and last-minute types, this market begins on December 23,
Piazza Santissima Annunziata and lasts until Epiphany on January 6.
Famous antiques fair, “oh bej oh bej” - La Fiera di
Sant’Ambrogio, fills the streets from December 8
Go to Via San Gregorio Armeno where artisans sell presepi (nativity
scenes) and figurines.
Go to Via del Circo, in the Centro Storico (historic town center) for the Mercatino delle Strenne
(literally, Little Market of Presents) from December 4 to 24.
The famous Piazza Navona turns into a Mercato di Natalte, where you can buy toys, sweets and holiday decorations
December 8 through January 6 (Epiphany).