Looking for Christmas markets, by bike
Italians love Christmas markets, at this time of year they prefer both the mountains and cities of art as weekend destinations. Almost everyone in life has stopped at the Christmas markets near their home or the most
famous ones in Italy. Some then do it as a habit, it is a ritual that allows you to better savor the spirit and magic of the holidays, but then they also really like the food and wine aspect which brings you closer to local
products and perhaps allows you to purchase artisanal products that are difficult to find close to home.
We give you some ideas of markets in Italy, then know that some of these destinations are ideal for cycling and finding a place in the Luxury Bike Hotels where you can be pampered.
Bressanone The market in Piazza Duomo is a meeting point for the locals and for all those who visit South Tyrol in the month of December. A rich cultural program together with traditional stalls and local products make it a
unique event. You can buy handcrafted candles and wooden items, handicrafts and natural South Tyrolean cosmetics. And then don’t miss the homemade mulled wine, and the variations of sweet dumplings or
krapfen. But not just stalls, you can attend the exciting light and music show in the Hofburg “COLORS. A homage to peace” and see the flight of the colored hummingbird, ambassador of love, light, hope, peace and
brotherhood. You can find our Luxury Bike Hotels at this link
Borgo Egnazia In Savelletri di Fasano a magical Christmas market has been prepared in the Piazza del Borgo: small white lights like stars among the olive trees, bonfires that illuminate the stone, Apulian Christmas music among the jute decorations, the scent of the pecans and almond sweets. For the occasion, the Casette della Piazza are transformed into small shops in which to rediscover the trades of the past and Apulian
craftsmanship. To savor the warmth and sharing of these festive days, a lunch or dinner at La Frasca will help you rediscover the deep roots of Apulian cuisine through a menu that celebrates the treasures of local
Vipiteno Until January 6th the streets of the center will be transformed into a “winter fairy tale” with the “Christmas of the Bells of Vipiteno”, a small museum dedicated to raising awareness of the variety of bells used inagriculture, while local artisans show their products by hand. A carillon with 25 bells has been installed on the “Torre delle Dodici”, a 15th century stone structure 46 meters high, furthermore at the top of Monte
Cavallo, you can find a special bell that everyone will have the opportunity to ring, it is the ” bell of wishes”. Then there will be the traditional parade of San Nicolò and the devils (Krampus) on December 5th.
Scheggino and Gubbio In Scheggino, in the heart of Val Nerina, the fourth edition of Il borgo di
Santa Claus will be held; while in Gubbio you can admire the largest Christmas tree in the world (entered into the Guinness Book of Records). The figure of this gigantic tree appears with all its magic of colored lights on the slopes of Mount Ingino, it has a base of 450 meters by over 750 meters, the roots are hidden in the walls of the medieval city while its star reaches the basilica of Sant’Urbano. Its lights will be turned on December 7th.
Sicilia There are many markets on the island, so which ones can’t you miss? The markets and nativity scenes of Caltagirone; the eighteenth-century nativity scene in the cave of volcanic origin in the church of Santa Maria
della Neve in Acireale; the Christmas Town of Catania, a real Christmas-themed theme park; the bagpipe festival from the world of Erice; the village of the elves and the house of Santa Claus in Calatafimi Segesta
(Trapani); Santa Claus’ mill in Novara di Sicilia (Messina); the Christmas Forest on Etna; Harry Potter Christmas Edition of Palermo; the living nativity scene of Ragusa