Wine & Advent: Winter travelling to Italy

For the first time, twenty wineries along the South Tyrol’s wine route will open to visitors in the pre-Christmas weekend.

It’s a new “winning combo” for those who want to discover the unique beauty of the italian Dolomites in December. In this time of the year Christmas’s little markets, the snow, the smell. people, wine & typical winter food and sports make the magic happen in the northern Italy mountains.

 The winter events begin on November 26, until December 18

The South Tyrolean wine aromatic fragrance, combined with the Christmas markets touch of a fairytale  in Bolzano and its surroundings, make it all about comfort, happiness, fun and have a very good time with family and kids.

Firts of all, a pairing that will become reality for the first time this year, when 21 wineries along the Wine Route in South Tyrol, between the Salorno and Terlano towns, will open to public  for the really first time, during the Advent weekend.

The debut of the initiative “Wine & Advent” will be next November 26, just two days after the very and beautiful famous Christmas markets in Bolzano opening (24 November). It will continue for four weekends until December 18, including the 8’s of December.

It’s  a unique opportunity to enjoy the food, the wine, the charme of the italian Christmas atmosphere, and still, the North of Italy flavors, traditions and local specialties,.


Christmas markets in Bolzano, Trenatale and Advent in Val Sarentino

The Christmas events in Bolzano opening is on Thursday, November 24 and the party will continue (excluding the December 25) until January 6, 2017. Do not miss the winter market (set up in the typical little wood houses) packed with Christmas decorations and the traditional products, the South Tyrolean crafts,  all the sweets and delicatessen. The musics and alpine songs will catch the unique italian magic of Christmas.

Smaller but very charming the markets around Bolzano. From Sarentino, where Advent is an opportunity to discover the traditions of the valley. In this Christmas market (the opening is scheduled on November 28) you can buy very particular handcrafts in wood, leather, wool (such as a Sarner Jangger, a traditional jacket in boiled wool)  or many gastronomic specialties as the Striezl (a kind of stuffed loaf of bacon). The Christmas Market in Sarentino is open every weekend during the Advent period, from 10 to 19 of december.

For further informations on Alpine Advent program in Sarntal:

Another Christmas must is the South Tyrolean Christmas Trenatale Rittner, scheduled every weekend from 25 November to 19 December: close of Soprabolzano and Collalbo stations are set up of the original stand-shaped carriages of the historic train, crammed with decorations and traditional sweets (including the rich zelten, made with dried fruit). Soprabolzano can be reached in just 12 minutes by cable car from Bolzano Rittner.

More informations about where to stay, eat, and how to arrive: