Trentino itinerary of Christmas markets

1 week in Trentino Alto Adige: the soul of Christmas



Wooden house Christmas markets Trentino Alto Adige


Why visit Trentino Alto Adige at Christmas?

If you are wondering what are the reasons to visit Trentino Alto Adige at Christmas, read my itinerary about what I think are the main stops of the tour "Christmas Markets of Trentino".

A tour of the Christmas markets in Trentino Alto Adige will allow you to enjoy the magical Christmas atmosphere in the magnificent setting of the Dolomites where the snow often whitens the region that first introduced this typically German tradition to Italy.

From the end of November to January 6 is the period of the Christmas markets in Trentino Alto Adige.


Christmas markets Trentino Alto Adige


Trentino Alto Adige Christmas markets in 7 days




  • Trento

Trento is a beautiful historic city, which has always been considered one of the most liveable in Italy


Trento Christmas Markets

The Trento Christmas Markets are characterized by several events dedicated to environmental sustainability. Trento is defined as "The City of Christmas" and at this period of the year the squares of its historic center come alive with over 90 stands, a huge Christmas tree, lights and various spaces dedicated to children.




  • Trento - Arco (35 Km/21,7 mi)

Arco is the crossroads between Lake Garda and the mountains of Trentino, a real must for lovers of outdoor sports and in particular for climbing.


Arco Christmas Markets

The Arco Christmas Markets are distinguished by the projection on the facade of the town hall of "The fabulous show", using the videomapping technique in which the events of Arco's past are told.


  • Arco - Rovereto (24,2 Km/15 mi)

Rovereto is a city of art and is considered "City of Peace" symbolized by the Peace Bell which tolls every evening in the historic center


Rovereto Christmas Markets

The Christmas Markets of Rovereto are the most famous among the Christmases of Vallagarina. In the city of Peace, Christmas has an important meaning and the various events in the city testify to it.


  • Rovereto - Levico Terme (36,4 Km/22,6 mi)

Levico Terme is a well-known spa town famous for its high concentration of iron and arsenic salts


Levico Terme Christmas Markets

The Christmas Markets of Levico Terme are located in a fairytale location within the Hapsburg Secular Park




  • Levico Terme - Cavalese (58,5 Km/36,3 mi)

Cavalese is a small town located at 1000 meters above sea level and from its strategic position in the Fiemme valley is a good starting point for practicing activities throughout the year.


Cavalese Christmas Markets

The Cavalese Christmas Markets take place inside the Palazzo della Magnifica Comunità di Fiemme


  • Cavalese - Moena (23 Km/14,2 mi)

Moena is a pretty village in the Fassa valley known as the Fairy of the Dolomites




  • Moena - Cortina d'Ampezzo (78 Km/48,4 mi)

Cortina d'Ampezzo is the pearl of the Dolomites, located in Veneto, it is one of the most famous ski resorts in the Dolomites





  • Cortina d'Ampezzo - Lago di Braies (46,4 Km/28,8 mi)

Lake Braies is within a magnificent setting that sees the surrounding mountains reflected in the turquoise waters of what is known as the most beautiful lake in Italy


  • Cortina d'Ampezzo - Brunico (28 Km/17,4 mi)

Brunico is the most important urban center of Pusteria valley, a magnificent castle dominates the lively old town from above


Brunico Christmas Markets

The Brunico Christmas Markets take place in 3 different parts of the town. Of note is an interesting exhibition of nativity scenes.


  • Brunico - Bressanone (37 Km/23 mi)

Bressanone is one of the most important centers of the autonomous province of Bolzano and boasts a good artistic and cultural heritage


Bressanone Christmas Markets

The Bressanone Christmas Markets are organized paying the utmost attention to the sustainability. The Liora Light Musical Show animates the Episcopal Palace with a show of lights and sounds.




  • Bressanone - Vipiteno (30 Km/18,6 mi)

Vipiteno is the northernmost city in Italy and one of the most beautiful villages in Italy


Vipiteno Christmas Markets

The Vipiteno Christmas Markets take place in the main square where the lights reach the top of the symbolic Torre delle Dodici that looks down on the dozens of festively decorated wooden houses.


  • Vipiteno - Merano (58,6 Km/36,4 mi)

Merano is a spa town located between three valleys, a strategic position that also offers favorable climatic conditions with the sun as the protagonist for most of the year despite the proximity to the snow-capped mountains of the Alps.


Merano Christmas Markets

The Merano Christmas Markets are one of the largest in all of Trentino Alto Adige and there are many musical events that take place during the Christmas period.




  • Merano - Bolzano (34,5 Km/21,4 mi)

Bolzano is the most important South Tyrolean center and is a real mix between German and Italian culture


Bolzano Christmas Markets

The Christmas Markets of Bolzano also known as Christkindlmarkt are among the busiest in Trentino Alto Adige and offer visitors an atmosphere of the past.


  • Bolzano - Trento (58,7 Km/36,5 mi)


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Vipiteno Christmas markets Trentino Alto Adige



What to do in Trentino Alto Adige:

  • Fill up on gifts in the beautiful regional markets
  • Skiing in one of the many lifts in the Dolomites
  • Relax in front of a lighted fireplace while sipping a hot chocolate in one of the mountain hotels



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