Christmas Markets: the tradition of Christmas markets is very strong throughout Italy. On market days artisans showcase their crafts: wooden statues, characters from the nativity scene, glass or ceramic objects, candles, toys, fabric dolls, etc. You can also find home decorations like Christmas lights or ribbons. There are also the characteristic stalls that sell typical products from the region as salami, cheese, biscuits, honey, liqueur, wines, etc.
Nativity scene: in many Italian cities and villages the tradition of representing the nativity scene is well established and the citizens use different materials for their display, as wood, terracotta, papier-mâché. Sometimes they even personify the characters of the scene by performing a living nativity scene, similar to a theatre show but with no script and acted on the streets and piazzas.
Folkloristic events: In many places you can find country festivals that celebrates products of the cold season, or the bonfires in the piazzas and major streets:
Dedicated to my precious mum and sister. So happy and grateful for another holy-days spent together.blog comments powered by Disqus