Christmas markets in the Marches


Do you also feel this music? They are the notes of the famous Jingle Bells song that resonate in the many Christmas markets of the Marches, scattered among the medieval villages, squares and towns. Read this post, we will make you a tour of the Christmas Markets of the Marche, selected for you.


Province of Pesaro and Urbino


Chestnuts, vinegar, chocolate and especially beer! From December 6, the Christmas markets begin in the town of Apecchio, which inhumogates its tourists with odors and hints of hops and delights the little ones with creativity labs. Take advantage of this event to see the World Map of Peace, the largest ever built into the Guinness Book of Records, located in the hamlet of Colombara, at the foot of Mount Nerone.


Christmas in the Marches: the glittering Christmas markets!


If you think that the Maple World is a surprise, expect to see the Santa Claus Fronton Castle, which from November 29th and December 6th to December 13th is the country most beloved by children! The ancient medieval castle of the 11th century, the walls and alleys of this hamlet become a suggestive and Christmas setting suitable for young and old. Everything starts from the Town Hall Square, where visitors are driven by shuttles under the majestic Christmas Tree. The climb is immediately impressive because, after a few minutes, you can admire the Castle in its mottled atmosphere that welcomes everyone with the horse of the artist Dall'Osso, an iron sculpture and copper wires that with his mane Wind greets the Catria massif. Chestnuts and vinegar, Santa Claus and stalls with typical products will animate the whole village!


Gradara, with its impressive castle, one of the best preserved medieval structures in Italy, from 29th to 6th January becomes the hub of Christmas festivals and the Marche flavors, not forgetting the artistic handicrafts and the Santa Claus House Her firefighters. The Castle, even more beautiful at Christmas, a scenario of the unfortunate love of Paolo and Francesca, told by Dante in V. Canto of Hell, can be visited along with the underground, the runners' walk, the Historical Museum, the Caves, the Church of San John and the Garden of Olives.


Night Gradara © Proloco Gradara

Night Gradara © Proloco Gradara


An opportunity for the super greedy is Ciocco Visciola in Pergola, from 6th to 8th December you will be scratching your mustache! A unique opportunity to admire the medieval village in all its splendor, known for its famous truffles and the famous Golden Bronze by Cartoceto, the only golden bronze group existing in the world from the Roman age to our days, found again By chance in the countryside and currently hosted in the Golden Bronze Museum of the city. Event info.


For those who love a romantic and sophisticated atmosphere, candles at Candelara, is the right party! An original appointment dedicated to the candles taking place in Pesaro, Candelara, on 28 and 29 November to continue on 5, 6, 7, 8 and 12-13 December. This year, the event is enhanced by important novelties: "Bolliti d'Italia" initiative devoted to a typical dish of the traditional Christmas tradition of broth, cappellets, meat batches and the "shutdown of lights" throughout the village that will remain illuminated Only by the warm and reassuring light of the candles. In addition, it is all to discover the Via dei Presepi, where you can admire natives made by artisans from all over Italy with the most diverse materials (wax, wood, stone, terracotta, ceramics, silver, cork); The snow-covered alley with artificial snow, where everyone can cover with soft foam and Santa Claus Workshop where hundreds of children can work with different materials (clay, wax, paper, wood). There will also be an entire musical band formed by 35 Santa Claus! A Christmas atmosphere full of rule also with cornamuses and zampogne!


Urbino is the theater of the great Duke of Winter's Day, from December 5th to December 8th, where besides the Renaissance Nativity, visitors will be able to walk through the high quality craftsmanship of the impressive palace. Ducal Nativity is enriched by historical reminiscences and parades, drum and fire shows for three days, as well as music and children's spaces.




We move to the coast in Pesaro, the birthplace of composer Gioachino Rossini, invaded by Christmas with over 200 initiatives: markets, concerts and songs of tradition, taste and events between history, culture and tradition, from December 5 to January 6, 2016. The center shops are promoted with Sunday openings and animation initiatives, becoming a real "open market" in the streets of the Old Town. Tourist Info


In the magical atmosphere of the town of Augustus, the Christmas period becomes social with # ILNATALEPIU 'where markets, events, traditions and food and wine will take place from 6 December to 6 January

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