Colourful and warm lighting, with stalls selling artisan products and traditional local dishes to savour set against a backdrop of Christmas music: it all goes into creating the evocative ambience of our Christmas markets which have become a symbol of the Trentino and South Tyrol regions.
When you think of Christmas, you immediately think of family but also of long evenings at the Christmas markets. During the short winter days of November, December and January, night arrives early so the Christmas lights are switched on to create their magical atmosphere.
Every year I visit the Christmas markets in Trento, Bolzano and Merano from the Val di Non. Want to know why? Because it is the perfect base for visiting all of the Christmas markets in Trentino and South Tyrol, it is the only valley in the region which is exactly midway between the two provinces. When you come here, the hotels pamper you, the mountains are welcoming but you are just an hour by car from the wooden stalls of your favourite Christmas market.
The Val di Non also has its own little Christmas market which is worth a visit. In Fondo, it is called “Natale in Tutti i Sensi” and it is very cosy, perfect for anyone who wants to avoid the big crowds of the cities.