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Christmas in Vallagarina

Christmas markets, nativity scenes, local produce and traditional recipes

Mediaeval castles, baroque palaces, historic villages and charming towns. At Christmas, Vallagarina - in the southern part of Trentino - reveals its most authentic traditions. We have put together a special itinerary through the local Christmas markets and nativity scenes: this is a land brimming with flavours to appreciate also in winter, through magical atmospheres and unexpected surprises. From the end of  November to 6th January 2020, Vallagarina and its Christmas will be waiting for you.

Christmas Markets

The Christmas markets in Rovereto, Ala and Avio, offer the perfect opportunity to discover the marvels of the city and the surrounding towns. The wooden chalets lining the streets of Rovereto host the best of traditional cuisine and local craft. In Ala, artisans and artists adorn the baroque palaces with their original art works. In Avio, the local produce takes centre stage around the castle courtyards.

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Traditional Taste

The beauty of the area is also told through good food and traditional dishes. The restaurateurs and winemakers of Vallagarina guide you on a fascinating journey into taste. Choose between the 2 or 3 night holiday offers, with guided tours of the historic centers and tastings of typical products.

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Natale ad Ala - photo Stefania Ciurletti | © Natale ad Ala - photo Stefania Ciurletti

Christmas Tales

Christmas carols, music, theatre & dance performances, workshops & talks bring life to the whole Vallagarina. In Brentonico, there will be many Christmas events and a sculpture symposium. The baroque palaces in Ala open their doors to music and traditional costumes parades, while in Castellano traditional carols will echo through the houses of this small quaint village of only 700 habitants.

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Natale ad Avio - photo Stefania Ciurletti | © Natale ad Avio - photo Stefania Ciurletti

Nativity scenes

The nativity scene brings Christmas traditions to life. Nomi, Pomarolo, Nogaredo  and Villa Lagarina are home to many presepi. Nativity scenes are erected in every nook and cranny: in the courtyards, along the cobbled lanes and also in fountains. In Ala, City of Velvet, palaces and streets turn into art galleries to celebrate the art of presepi in the baroque tradition. 

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Published on 01.10.2019