Christmas In Italy: Age-Old Traditions (PHOTOS)

12/13/2011 08:06 am ET | Updated Feb 12, 2012
  • Kathy McCabe Founder and Publisher, Dream of Italy Travel Newsletter

While millions of people travel to Italy during the summer months, if they only knew the treasures that would await them by taking a winter break instead and enjoying the magic of Christmas in Italy. Yes, the holiday has become a bit more commercialized here in recent years. Yet, Christmas in Italy is still a holiday of family, spirituality, food, lights, age-old artistry and the wonder of miracles.

From the Christmas markets in Alto-Aldige to a 250-person strong live Nativity pageant in Puglia, there are Christmas enchantments and surprises in every corner of Italy. Whether you're planning a trip to Italy this holiday season or want to gain some Italian Christmas inspiration, come on along on a journey through Christmas in Italy.

For more, receive a free copy of Dream of Italy's 35-page guide to Christmas in Italy. Also give the gift of Italy with a gift subscription to the award-winning newsletter Dream of Italy -- includes two bonus DVDs of Italy travel documentaries by filmmaker Steven McCurdy.

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