From the first weekend in Advent to 6 January some 80 Christmas stalls decorate the Piazza Walther and tempt visitors with hand-painted Christmas baubles, straw stars, wood carvings, felt work, South Tyrol quality products such as Speck cured ham and Schüttelbrot flat-bread, delicious liqueurs and more decorate the South Tyrolean capital. The aroma of cinnamon, Christmas cakes and biscuits, traditional South Tyrolean delicacies and mulled wine tempts visitors.
The Bolzano Christmas market is the largest Christmas market in Italy. It was first opened in 1991 and is therefore also the oldest Christmas market in the country. Over time other small Christmas markets also gathered around Piazza Walther, such as the arts and crafts market Künstlermarkt & Schau, the charity market and the children’s Christmas market. Not only the Piazza Walther, the whole town livens up during Advent. The streets are decorated with lights, artefacts decorate the town, Advent concerts and exhibitions await you.
Apart from Bolzano, Christmas markets can also be found in other towns in South Tyrol - Merano, Bressanone, Brunico and Vipiteno. All cities are in easy reach of the holiday region Bolzano and environs by train or by car.
Advent in the villages is more traditional, calmer and more idyllic. Experience the Christmas markets and Advent attractions.