Budapest Christmas Markets

Christmas balls. Author and copyright Marco Ramerini

Hungary’s capital and most important city of the country, Budapest was founded at the end of the nineteenth century by the merger of the towns of Buda, located on the western shore of the Danube, and Pest, situated on the eastern shore. Founded by the Romans under the name of Aquincum, as a legionary fortress. In the sixteenth century it was ...

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Madrid Christmas Market

Christmas balls. Author and copyright Marco Ramerini

Madrid, capital of Spain, is located in the Meseta Central a plateau at about 700 meters above sea level and here, at Christmas, the snow is not uncommon. Madrid boasts the most beautiful Christmas market in Spain, that of the Plaza Mayor, which is probably also the oldest in the country, in fact dates back to the mid-nineteenth century. The city ...

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Chicago Christmas Markets

Christmas balls. Author and copyright Marco Ramerini

Christmas in Chicago is always something special. Winters are cold and snowy with few sunny days, so the city has a classic Christmas climate! Christmas in Chicago offers many activities to follow: the Christmas season begins with the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, then a succession of dazzling lights, decorations, shop windows richly illuminated and decorated, skating rinks ice and Christmas markets. Here is a ...

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Warsaw Christmas Markets

Warsaw, the capital of Poland and its largest city, extending along the Vistula River in the plains of Mazovia. Founded at the end of the thirteenth century as a castle and residence of the Dukes of Masovia, at the beginning of the fifteenth century, the city had expanded outside the original medieval wall enclosing the Old City, so it was ...

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Merano Christmas Markets

Christmas balls. Author and copyright Marco Ramerini

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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Gdansk Christmas Market

Gdansk – a city located on the shores of the Baltic Sea – is the most important seaport of Poland, its strategic location at the mouth of the Vistula River has always allowed it to control the trade of the interior of Poland and become, since the Middle Ages, the country’s most important port, crossroads of a commercial network. In the fourteenth century Gdansk became ...

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Paris Christmas Markets

Christmas balls. Author and copyright Marco Ramerini

The city of Paris welcomes – during Christmas – tourists and visitors superbly with thousands of lights and ornaments, more than 125 squares and streets are lit up and decorated with streamers, garlands, lights of all kinds, Christmas trees and multi-colored Christmas balls. Among the most beautiful lighting there are those of the Champs Elysees, Montmartre, Boulevard Saint-Germain, rue de Richelieu, Place Vendome, Forum des ...

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Yorkshire Christmas Markets

Christmas balls. Author and copyright Marco Ramerini

Yorkshire is a northeastern historic county of England. The county is now divided between different official regions. The historic boundaries of Yorkshire are the River Tees to the north, the Humber to the south, the North Sea to the east and the Pennines to the west. Yorkshire geography is characterized by large expanses protected by the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors. It is also home ...

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Munich Christmas Market

Christmas balls. Author and copyright Marco Ramerini

The main Christmas market in the city of Munich is the “Market of the Child Jesus” (Christkindlmarkt) held in Marienplatz, the central square in Munich. It has a very old tradition, its origins date back to the Markets of St. Nicholas of the fourteenth century, even though the first written evidence of the 1642.  Daily live music resounds from the ...

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Cirencester Christmas Market

Christmas balls. Author and copyright Marco Ramerini

Located in Gloucestershire, Cirencester is a city of Roman origin, one of the oldest in the country. The Romans called it Corinium Dobunnorum and it was an important seat of markets. The Romans built temples, a forum, an amphitheater and, in the second century, the town was surrounded by walls, it seems that, in Roman times, Cirencester was the second ...

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