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Top 5 Must Visit Christmas Market In Rome 2017

You can’t really deny that Rome is not only the best destination for people who are fond of history, art, ancient architecture, and culture but also for people who want to enjoy a uniquely memorable Christmas holiday.

Christmas is indeed in the air especially in the historic center of the Eternal City. Everywhere you look, where ever you go around the city, you can definitely feel the spirit of Christmas. But apart from the number of vibrant lights, gigantic, beautifully ornamented, and colorful Christmas trees as well as the remarkable life-size nativity scenes which are being displayed in different parts of the city, both tourists and locals are also looking forward to visiting and shopping at the most popular Christmas markets in Rome.

From handmade creations to vintage products, from gift items to home design products, from mouthwatering delicacies to fashion, and everything in between, you will surely find Rome’s markets the best places for Christmas shopping.

Listed below are some of the alternative traditional markets in and nearby the historic center that help make up a festive atmosphere in Rome this December.

Mercato Monti

Monti is known for its hipster funk and vintage charm characteristics. And you can find this special characteristic in its urban market called the Mercato Monti. You can find a wide selection of old fashion and vintage-style accessories, illustrations, clothing, books, and other artisanal treasures in this trendy shopping venue. This year’s Mercato Monti is made better and bigger to promote the works of over 50 young and competitive talents.

If you are looking for high-quality yet affordable vintage items especially those brands that are exclusively made in Italy, then Mercato Monti is the best place to be. You can visit Mercato Monti at Via Leonina 46 (Metro B Cavour) on December 16 to 24 from 10:00 o’clock in the morning until 8:00 o’clock in the evening. Entrance is free.

Arts and Craft Market

The Arts and Craft Market is usually hosted in Piazza Cinecittà. This year marks the market’s 16th edition and it is now under the organization and management of cultural association Prenti l’Arte. If you want to see a favorable amount of handmade artworks created by over 40 artisans, visit the Arts and Craft Market for free on December 8 to 24 at around 9:00 o’clock in the morning until 8:00 o’clock in the evening.

Car Boot Market

Are you looking for a specific place where you can purchase pre-loved items like vintage jewelry, clothes, and Bric-à-Brac? Then, why not visit the Car Boot Market in the Città dell’Altra Economia complex grounds in Largo Dino Frisullo, Testaccio. The Car Boot Market is open on December 27 from 10:00 o’clock until sunset. Entrance is free.

Auditorium Parco Della Musica

Known as a winter wonderland oasis, the Auditorium Parco Della Musica is not only a place for enjoying Christmas shopping but also for showing off your skills and expertise on the ice rink. Whether you are looking for hand-made gifts and artisan works or food items and delicacies from different Italian regions you will surely find the perfect gift for your friends and loved ones at one of the over 30 stands in its traditional Christmas market.

Visit the Auditorium Parco Della Musica at Viale De Coubertin Pietro, 30 (Parioli) on December 15, 2017, to January 7, 2018, from 10:00 o’clock in the morning until 9:00 o’clock in the evening.

Piazza Mazzini Christmas Fair Market

Although the Piazza Mazzini Market in Prati is an all around the year vintage shopping destination, it instantly transforms into a Piazza Mazzini Christmas Fair Market every December. The Christmas Fair is open from 8:00 o’clock in the morning until 8:00 o’clock in the evening. Here you can find a wide selection of uniquely designed vintage Christmas decorations, gifts, crafts, and many more.

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