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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 (Castello del Buonconsiglio), and maintains a well preserved historical center where you will find buildings of great value, such as the church of Santa Maria Maggiore – in Gothic-Renaissance style – the Cathedral of San Vigilio – dating back to twelfth century – and various civil buildings including the medieval Praetorian Palace, the Palace of Albere, the sixteenth-century Palazzo Geremia and Palazzo Thun. Trento Christmas Market takes place in the square of the Fair (Piazza Fiera), near the Duomo and only 200 meters from the imposing Buonconsiglio Castle (Castello del Buonconsiglio), you should not miss a visit to the castle and other buildings in the historic center of the city.
TRENTO CHRISTMAS MARKETS
Dates of the Christmas Market:
Usually end of November – December
Christmas Market in Trento (Mercatino di Natale di Trento). The Christmas Market of Trento is held in Piazza Fiera and piazza Cesare Battisti, a short distance from the central Piazza Duomo, in a truly beautiful set, there are dozens of wooden houses that are home to artisans and merchants with their products.
The cuisine of Trentino has an important part in the stalls of the Christmas market, part of it is devoted exclusively to food and wine production of the region.
The market is a great event for children with the presence of Santa Claus, with rides and shows dedicated to them. For the adults there will be music, concerts, and exhibitions of local crafts.
In your tour among the stalls of the Christmas market in search of gift ideas for you and your loved ones do not disdain to stop in the stalls of the local gastronomic specialties where we recommend you try the canderli (bread dumplings) and strudel, which are some products typical of the city of Trento.
Opening Hours: every day from 10.00 am to 7.30 pm. On December 26 and January 1 is open from 12.00 am to 7.30 pm. Closed December 25.
To reach Trento: Brenner motorway A 22: exit Trento Centro.