My husband and I often go exploring neighboring towns and villages. Any town, it doesn’t matter, because it’s all going to be new to us. A few weeks ago, days before Christmas, we took a drive with our boys and ended up in Conegliano.
I love Italy at Christmas. There is no rush. There is no bustling from big box store to electronics store in search of that “perfect gift”. Christmas in Italy is a time to rejoice, to spend time with family and friends. This time of “feste” is celebrated and exemplified in each city. Pretty much every commune has some sort of holiday decorations on display; usually in the form of lights. Depending on the size, some are more extravagant, and others quaint. Some cities will also host Christmas markets, where things like baked goods and sweets, mulled wine, artesian hand crafted products, and art are sold. The size of the market, is usually small unless you head closer to the mountain areas near Austria. Conegliano is such a town with a small area where local artisans and businesses gather under tents to sell their wares. Conegliano is a lovely place to go for a walk any time of year, but it is especially lovely at the holidays.
After our walk through Conegliano, we went for dinner.