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Strolling through markets in December 2016

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Whether you are looking for an original Christmas gift or a special dress and clothing accessory to wear, for a tree decoration or a new statue for your crib, Bologna turns into a huge glittering window in December.
Sunday openings of shops, special editions of the city markets and exhibition-markets... Manifold opportunities for strolling, searching, discovering, which make you plunge into the magic atmosphere of Christmas.

Antica Fiera di Santa Lucia

Antica Fiera di Santa Lucia

On the occasion of the traditional “Fair of Santa Lucia”, the Chiesa dei Servi monumental portico fills with stalls selling many Crib items, Christmas decorations, sweets and gifts.

Fiera di Natale

Fiera di Natale

Christmas market that takes place every year in the heart of the city center, on the right side of San Pietro Cathedral. Visitors can find there handicrafts, sweets and original gift ideas.

Villaggio di Natale Francese

Villaggio di Natale Francese

A special opportunity to plunge into the magic atmosphere of a traditional French Christmas village with gastronomic products, handicrafts and accessories.

Natale a Porta Galliera

Natale a Porta Galliera

Christmas shopping in Piazza XX Settembre, with stalls selling food, clothing and accessories, Christmas items. There is also a carousel for children.

Fiera dell'Antiquariato

Fiera dell'Antiquariato

Antiques market taking place every year in December under the Voltone del Podestà, in the heart of the historical center.

La Piazzola in December

La Piazzola in December

In addition to the appointments on Fridays and Saturdays, in December the historical market La Piazzola is also scheduled on  Sunday 4th, Thursday 8th, Sunday 11th, and Sunday 18th, proposing many ideas for a special Christmas present. The market will take place on Friday, January 6th too.

Handicrafts in Via San Giuseppe in December

Handicrafts in Via San Giuseppe in December

The markets DecoMela Art (2- 24 December) and San Giuseppe Colors (7-24 December) propose handicrafts such as bijoux, semi-precious stones, leather and cloth accessories, wood objects.

Kurbis in December

Kurbis in December

In December the small market specialized in handicrafts moves in via Righi.