photo courtesy theartfulcrafter.com
Welcome back to Day 10 (dieci) of my Countdown to Christmas, Italian Style.
Today I'm sharing the Christmas market at Campo San Polo with you. There are Christmas markets all over Italy, usually open from the beginning of December until Christmas eve. Some are more famous than others, such as the one in Piazza Navona in Rome and the one in Verona. They are very similar to the very famous German and Austrian Chriskindlmarts. The little stalls sell food, drinks, and crafts by local artisans. They are a perfect way to spend a day wandering through the little Christmas village, and purchasing unique Christmas presents.
Ours here in Campo San Polo is very small compared to the others, but none the less, it's a way in which we now Christmas is right around the corner in Venice. It's in the same campo as the skating rink ( see Countdown to Christmas Day 9) so it's an ideal way to spend an hour or two while the kids are skating!
I can never resist a porchetta sandwich from this vendor!
Smoked mozzrella - scamorza
I hope you are enjoying a taste of Christmas in Venice.
For more information on Christmas markets in Italy click on this link http://www.christmasmarkets.com/Italy.html
If you've ever been to a Christmas market anywhere in Italy, I'd love for you to share your experience with m by posting a comment below.