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Italian Christmas Markets ???

Italian Christmas Markets ???

Old Oct 22nd 2004, 4:57 am
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Miss L. Toe
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Do they have such things, or some equivilent ?
 
Old Oct 22nd 2004, 6:05 am
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"Miss L. Toe" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Do they have such things, or some equivilent ?
I've never seen one.
Maybe in the North (Süd Tirol).

Ronald
 
Old Oct 22nd 2004, 6:55 am
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Barbara said in another thread.

"You can find Christmas markets in Germany, Austria, northern Italy
(specifically Trentino-Alto Adige) and probably other places as well.
Some towns in central Italy are beginning to feature them, but not on
the the scale of the German-speaking areas."

R@L wrote:

    > "Miss L. Toe" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >>Do they have such things, or some equivilent ?
    >
    > I've never seen one.
    > Maybe in the North (Süd Tirol).
    >
    > Ronald
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Old Oct 22nd 2004, 8:15 am
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On Fri, 22 Oct 2004 17:57:13 +0100, "Miss L. Toe"
<[email protected]> wrote:

    >Do they have such things, or some equivilent ?

There's a big one in Bolzano, for instance.

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Old Oct 23rd 2004, 10:46 am
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"Miss L. Toe" <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
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    > Do they have such things, or some equivilent ?
One of the most ancient italian christmas market is in Naples in via San
Gregorio Armeno.
Il mercato dei presepi. A very old italian tradition
http://www.mmexpo.it/detail_show.htm...e=0&key=NAPOLI
Ciao
Ricky
 
Old Oct 24th 2004, 5:53 am
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On Sat, 23 Oct 2004 22:46:24 GMT, "Ricky" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >"Miss L. Toe" <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
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    >> Do they have such things, or some equivilent ?
    >One of the most ancient italian christmas market is in Naples in via San
    >Gregorio Armeno.

This market is very interesting, but it isn't what people usually mean
when they speak of Christmas markets. Christmas markets sell all sorts
of things for decorating your house or for giving as gifts. The market
in Naples basically sells "presepi" or Christmas crèches.

    >Il mercato dei presepi. A very old italian tradition
    >http://www.mmexpo.it/detail_show.htm...e=0&key=NAPOLI

I went to this market one year. I really enjoyed it but I didn't buy
anything. The things I liked cost far more than I was willing to
spend, and the rest wasn't of very good quality.

Of course, I should add that I'm not one of those people who is
willing to sink serious money into holiday decorations. I use the same
tree ornaments year after year, with minor discarding and
replenishing. Some of them are things I made with my kids when they
were little. I use the same tree year after year also, which spends
the rest of its life in a pot on our terrace.

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Old Oct 24th 2004, 7:51 am
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"B Vaughan" <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
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    >> This market is very interesting, but it isn't what people usually mean
    > when they speak of Christmas markets. Christmas markets sell all sorts
    > of things for decorating your house or for giving as gifts.

I think you know alot of italian habits but "presepio" basically is a
italian tradition. All the other Christmas markets here are a "copy" of the
same you can visit all over the world. When I was young Christmas decoration
were ignored in Italy and presepio tradition has been for years the most
important Christmas event. Of course if someone is interested to visit true
italian christmas markets....
 
Old Oct 24th 2004, 8:28 am
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Ricky <[email protected]> wrote:

    > One of the most ancient italian christmas market is in Naples in via San
    > Gregorio Armeno.
    > Il mercato dei presepi. A very old italian tradition

What about the market in Piazza Navona, Rome? Very different from the
German-style markets. And it works even past Christmas, till January 6th
(the day of children gifts, in the old Italian tradition).


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Old Oct 24th 2004, 9:13 am
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On Sun, 24 Oct 2004 22:28:32 +0200, [email protected] (Luca Logi) wrote:

    >Ricky <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> One of the most ancient italian christmas market is in Naples in via San
    >> Gregorio Armeno.
    >> Il mercato dei presepi. A very old italian tradition
    >What about the market in Piazza Navona, Rome? Very different from the
    >German-style markets. And it works even past Christmas, till January 6th
    >(the day of children gifts, in the old Italian tradition).

I've never seen the market in Piazza Navona. In what way is it
different from the German markets?

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Old Oct 24th 2004, 9:29 am
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On Sun, 24 Oct 2004 22:28:32 +0200, in rec.travel.europe, [email protected] (Luca Logi)
arranged some electrons, so they looked like this :

... Ricky <[email protected]> wrote:
...
... > One of the most ancient italian christmas market is in Naples in via San
... > Gregorio Armeno.
... > Il mercato dei presepi. A very old italian tradition
...
... What about the market in Piazza Navona, Rome? Very different from the
... German-style markets. And it works even past Christmas, till January 6th
... (the day of children gifts, in the old Italian tradition).

La Befana ?
 
Old Oct 24th 2004, 9:16 pm
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"Miss L. Toe" <[email protected]> wrote in
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    > Do they have such things, or some equivilent ?
    >

If you mean the Christmas markets you find in german speaking
countries, you'll be able to see them in the german-speaking part of
italy called Sud-tirol (or Alto Adige).
Here you'll find a list of the markets in the city of Bozen (Bolzano)
and other towns of this area:
http://www.bolzano.net/mercatini.htm

In many other cities you'll find markets with typical products.

On the days around the 7th of December in Milan there is a famous
market/fair called the "fiera degli O bei o bei".
It's in the zone close tho the church of st.Ambrogio.

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Old Oct 24th 2004, 10:09 pm
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    > On the days around the 7th of December in Milan there is a famous
    > market/fair called the "fiera degli O bei o bei".
    > It's in the zone close tho the church of st.Ambrogio.

I shall be in Milan on 4/5 Dec, will it have started then ?

Also I hear the Naviglio is nice at that time of year - any other
suggestions for Christmasy things in Milan ?
 
Old Oct 24th 2004, 10:27 pm
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On Mon, 25 Oct 2004 11:09:34 +0100, "Miss L. Toe"
<[email protected]> wrote:

    >> On the days around the 7th of December in Milan there is a famous
    >> market/fair called the "fiera degli O bei o bei".
    >> It's in the zone close tho the church of st.Ambrogio.
    >I shall be in Milan on 4/5 Dec, will it have started then ?

but you should be in A'dam on that date :-)

    >Also I hear the Naviglio is nice at that time of year - any other
    >suggestions for Christmasy things in Milan ?

Getting quietly pissed?

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Old Oct 24th 2004, 10:57 pm
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<[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On Mon, 25 Oct 2004 11:09:34 +0100, "Miss L. Toe"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > >> On the days around the 7th of December in Milan there is a famous
    > >> market/fair called the "fiera degli O bei o bei".
    > >> It's in the zone close tho the church of st.Ambrogio.
    > >>
    > >
    > >I shall be in Milan on 4/5 Dec, will it have started then ?
    > but you should be in A'dam on that date :-)

Why ?
And who is Adam ?

    > >
    > >Also I hear the Naviglio is nice at that time of year - any other
    > >suggestions for Christmasy things in Milan ?
    > Getting quietly pissed?

But then my travel insurance would fail to pay up, if anything untoward
happened.
 
Old Oct 24th 2004, 11:04 pm
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On Mon, 25 Oct 2004 11:57:17 +0100, "Miss L. Toe"
<[email protected]> wrote:

    ><[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected].. .
    >> On Mon, 25 Oct 2004 11:09:34 +0100, "Miss L. Toe"
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >> On the days around the 7th of December in Milan there is a famous
    >> >> market/fair called the "fiera degli O bei o bei".
    >> >> It's in the zone close tho the church of st.Ambrogio.
    >> >>
    >> >
    >> >I shall be in Milan on 4/5 Dec, will it have started then ?
    >> but you should be in A'dam on that date :-)
    >Why ?
    >And who is Adam ?

Eve's better half

A'dam is Amsterdam.

Dec 5th is the day.

Sinterklaas en Pieterbaas

http://www.5december.nl/


    >> >
    >> >Also I hear the Naviglio is nice at that time of year - any other
    >> >suggestions for Christmasy things in Milan ?
    >> Getting quietly pissed?
    >But then my travel insurance would fail to pay up, if anything untoward
    >happened.

really? You must have a miserable/sober time when you travel.


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