The best Christmas markets in Italy 2023 incluce Rome's Piazza Navona

Best Christmas Markets in Italy 2023

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Explore the best Christmas markets in Italy for 2023, where the festive spirit blends seamlessly with the country’s rich cultural and gastronomic heritage. Italy, known for its delectable cuisine, homemade pasta, and exquisite wines, transforms into a winter wonderland during the holiday season.


Date: 11th November to 17th December 2023 (Weekends Only)

Govone christmas market

Immerse yourself in the magic of Christmas at “Magico Paese di Natale” in the quaint village of Govone, nestled in the Langhe-Roero hills of Piedmont, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The entire village turns into Santa Claus’s kingdom, offering a unique Christmas experience with cultural and gastronomic delights.

Explore the Christmas market featuring artisans from all over Italy, indulge in a variety of local delicacies at the Street Food area, and discover the Magic Kingdom Wine shop.


Date: 24th November 2023 to 6th January 2024

Originally known as “Christkindlmarkt,” Bolzano hosts the most anticipated pre-Christmas event in Italy. The city comes alive with Christmas colors, sounds, and lights, turning into the Italian capital of Christmas. Explore Piazza Walther and the old town adorned with characteristic wooden huts, offering traditional decorations, gift ideas, and delightful Christmas treats like the renowned “Zelten” of Bolzano.


 Date: 8th December 2023 to 6th January 2024

Rome, with its rich history and monumental landmarks, hosts a captivating Christmas Market in Piazza Navona and various picturesque locations. Stroll through the market against the backdrop of ancient and Baroque architecture, admiring sculptures and picking up unique Christmas gifts.


Date: 1st December 2023 to 6th January 2024

Milan Christmas Market

The Duomo of Milan serves as the backdrop for an outdoor seasonal event, hosting over 60 market huts dedicated to traditional Christmas products. Explore a festive market that combines culture, tradition, taste, and discovery, showcasing quality food and artisanal wares.


Date: 24th November 2023 to 6th January 2024

Experience a special Christmas atmosphere in the Cathedral Square of Bressanone/Brixen during Advent. The market blends festive activity with a tranquil setting, offering original gift ideas from the region’s traditional Alpine craftsmanship. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the market features a spectacular light and music show, “Soliman’s Dream,” in the Bishop’s Palace courtyard.


Date: 7th December 2023 to 1st January 2024

The Trieste Christmas Market offers a delightful array of gift articles, artisanal items, and Central European eno-gastronomic specialties. Kids can enjoy a living creche with real animals, starting with the Feast of the Immaculate Conception in Piazza S. Antonio.


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