Indulge in festivities by shopping in the best Christmas markets of Trentino-Alto Adige

The whole world comes to a festive mood with the coming of December. With Christmas knocking almost at the door, it is time for shopping for everyone in the family. Different markets of the world deck up for Christmas shopping offering all kinds of goods for all kinds of people.

Among the various markets and shopping destinations, Christmas markets of Italy need a special mention. It is very interesting to see that along with local people, innumerable travelers and tourists from across the globe come to the Christmas markets in Italy. You will be surprised by the varieties of items that are displayed in the markets.

Christmas market in Merano, Trentino Alto Adige, Italy
Christmas market in Merano, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, Italy by Kurverwaltung Meran

Reaching Italy

If you are traveling from a foreign land, you can avail flights to Italy from all the major cities of the world. During Christmas, there is great rush for flights so it is recommended that you book your tickets in advance to avoid the hassles.

Some companies offer great discounts and deals on flights at these times. In fact business class traveling is also made affordable with great offers on tickets if bookings are made in advance.

Christmas decorations in Merano market, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, Italy
Christmas decorations in Merano market by Francesco

Different Christmas Italian markets to explore during festive times

There are many big and small Christmas markets in Italy in different parts of the country. Though all of them are not as grand as German Christmas markets, but nonetheless they are very attractive.

Christmas in Bolzano, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, Italy
Christmas in Bolzano by djandrea.enet

Most of the markets start from mid-end November and continue till December or even first week of January. Here are the top three prominent markets in Italy:


The Christmas market of Merano in the Old Town is a lovely place, where you can see innumerable kinds of items on sale from art items to woolen garments, from pastries and cookies to wooden items and so on.

The local bars and restaurants in the market also offer delectable delicacies and drinks to travelers. The place looks beautiful in the evening when the whole market is draped in lights and music plays all around creating an awesome ambience. The market remains active from 26th November to 6th January.

Christmas market in Merano, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, Italy
Christmas market in Merano by Matteo Paciotti


This is one of the most favorite Christmas markets in Italy. The setting of the place with lofty slow clad mountains in the backdrop and the well-illuminated market in the night presents a splendid view.

It is immensely cold during Christmas, but the decorations, the lights and the festive mood makes the place really warm. The market in Trento is in small wooden huts and they deal with different kinds of fancy as well as utility items.

The place has an old-world charm and that is seen even in the Christmas market in Trento.

Christmas in Trento, Italy
Christmas in Trento by I Love Italy


If you are visiting Italy during or before Christmas, missing out on the Christmas market in Bolzano will be a great loss. The market is a well known one in Italy offering different kinds of merchandise from ceramic products to wooden items, from embroideries to hand-made products, jewelries and so on.

The place dazzles during the Christmas with bright lights and a festive fervor creating a lovely ambience. There are also excellent restaurants and pubs in the area serving special Christmas delicacies during this time.

Christmas market in Bolzano, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, Italy
Christmas market in Bolzano by Serge

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