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Bolzano Christmas Markets

Christmas Market, Bolzano, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy. Author Skafa. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike..

Bolzano is a city of medieval origin which is today the most important city and the capital of South Tyrol (Alto Adige in Italian). The city is located in the Isarco valley near where this river flows in the Adige river. At the northern end of the historic center is located the Mareccio Castle, a fortified stricture of medieval origin, two ...

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Trento Christmas Markets

Trento, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy. Author Mac9. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

The capital of the autonomous province of the same name, Trento is located in a strategic location along the banks of the Adige River. The city was an important trading center since Roman times, but reached the zenith of power during the sixteenth century, when the city became a possession of the Hapsburgs. Trento is dominated by the imposing Buonconsiglio Castle ...

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Merano Christmas Markets

Merano Christmas Markets, Trentino Alto Adige, Italy. Author Matteo Paciotti. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

Merano, a beautiful city located along the valley of the River Passirio, after Bolzano is the second largest city of South Tyrol. Founded in the Middle Ages as a fortified center, in the thirteenth century it became a city and became part of the County of Tyrol, of which Merano was officially the capital until 1848. Merano is today a popular ...

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Florence Christmas Markets

Florence, Tuscany, Italy. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The Christmas market in Florence fills one of the most beautiful squares of the city, Piazza Santa Croce, which overlooks the beautiful Gothic Franciscan church that holds immense works of art (frescoes by Giotto and Taddeo Gaddi, Cappella de’ Pazzi by Brunelleschi, tomb of Leonardo Bruni of Rossellini, Crucifix by Cimabue), and the tombs of Michelangelo and Galileo Galilei. All ...

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Rome Christmas Markets

St. Peter's Basilica, Rome, Italy. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Rome – the eternal city – that two thousand years ago it was the capital and nerve center of an empire that stretched from England to Romania, from North Africa to Mesopotamia, is now one of the most visited cities in the world. Founded on seven hills it retains many monuments of the past imperial splendor and the subsequent period in which it was the ...

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