Many of you ask about the best place for visiting Italy in December, mainly thinking about the Christmas markets. But Italy has a jewel, which has much more to offer. There is one town in the south of Italy, which change to the fairytale during the Christmas period. It has to offer the breathtaking illuminations, Santa Clause village, and the Christmas market. This is the place in which you really feel the Christmas magic. It is perfect for all of you who are looking for the real Christmas spirit. This Christmas hidden gem is called Salerno.
Luci d’Artista di Salerno
The main reason why Salerno is the best place for visiting Italy in December is Christmas lights, called in Italian Luci d’Artista. The Christmas lights events started at the beginning of November and will last till 20th of January. The town’s streets, squares, and gardens are decorated with stunning illuminations. But there are not common ones, which you can admire in the cities during the Christmas period. Those illuminations are the work of arts.
Luci d’Artista 2017
Luci d’Artista 2018
Panoramic Ferris wheel
The other reason why Salerno is the best place for visiting in December is the Ferris wheel. This attraction despite of fun has to offer a stunning view for the city. It is 50 meters high with 36 illuminated cabins.
Sand Nativity scenes (Presepi di Sabbia)
Nativity scenes are new exposition in Salerno, which you can admire before Christmas. The most surprising is that they are made with the sand. In addition, the nativity scenes are located in different parts of the city, so you don’t miss them.
Santa Clause village
The other reason why Salerno is the best place for visiting Italy in December is Santa Clause village. This event starts 1st December and it is dedicated mostly to the kids. But the Christmas period is a good occasion to find a kid inside of you. In the Santa village, you meet reindeer and elves. There are plenty of animations and entertainments for the children.
Salerno is the best place for visiting Italy in December also for the Christmas markets lovers. It could not be miss also in this exceptional town. In the wooden, little houses local artist and business owners sell their high-quality products. Moreover, it is a perfect place to find unique gifts for loved ones. Check also my gifts proposal under 30$, which all travelers will love.