Discover the 2016 Christmas markets on Lake Garda between squares, evocative atmosphere, charming villages and culinary specialties. Wrap yourself in the magic!
Brief history of the markets
One of the favorite activities during the holiday season is certainly visit the typical markets which help to make even more magical this festivity.
What you may not know is that they were born around 1400, in Germany. The unique products of local craftsmen were bought by the wealthy classes, the only ones who could afford those unique pieces of rare beauty.
As time passes the products became accessible to most people, and the markets spreaded throughout Europe.
The most famous Christmas markets are located in Cologne and in other major cities of both Germany and France but also in Italy, especially below the Alps, you can find places that are home to traditional markets, now become one of the inevitable appointments during holidays. In the Christmas markets you can find everything from decorations for the tree to cribs but also antiques, souvenirs and local dishes, in addition to the excellent mulled wine, recommended for harsh winter days.
Christmas markets on Lake Garda
On Lake Garda you can find some of the most beautiful and characteristic Christmas markets of the whole Italy.
Below we will show you the places where you can appreciate them.
In Garda the markets are held from November to January, from Friday to Sunday. Here you can enjoy traditional cribs and taste the local cuisine, sheltered from the cold thanks to the heated marquee.
In Lazise the Christmas markets will take place from Saturday, December 5 in the main square where the more than 40 exhibitors will delight you with their products. Furthermore, from 6 to December 8, at the Venetian customs, you can sample dishes with fresh truffles.
Here you can visit the markets from November to January in small wooden houses builted for the occasion in the heart of the city. Waiting for you there will be statues and decorations but also household products. If you wish to fully enjoy the magic of Christmas then you can’t not buy the traditional leaders of warm alpaca wool, to wear while enjoying a cup of hot chocolate in your Mobile Home in the Campeggio delle Rose, which will be opened extraordinarily all the winter. Among the favorite destinations on Lake Garda ther is Riva del Garda where, in addition to the markets, you can practice different activities and visit the most beautiful areas of the city, including the castle, the bastion or take the boat to the charming Desenzano or Sirmione , where you can visit the caves of Catullus or relax in the beautiful spa.
If this is not enough, there are also markets in Rovereto, Trento and Manerba del Garda.
In Trento, the markets will be open every day (except 25) from 19 November 2016 to 6 January 2017 in Piazza Fiera and Piazza Cesare Battisti.
Here, every year thousands of visitors come to celebrate the “Christkindlmarkt”, whose origins date back to the fourteenth century in Germany with the so-called “St. Nicholas Markets.”
Spending your Christmas holidays on Lake Garda is an experience you will not soon forget.
By using Crippa NCC Lake Garda transfer service, you can reach all the major christmas markets we spoke about. Their services, punctual, convenient and safe, are ideal for traveling in the area of Lake Garda.