The most beautiful Christmas market on the Lake.
A Christmas market like this, we promise, you have never seen.
We already told you last year about the various Christmas markets that brighten up the villages of Lake Garda throughout December. There are so many of them and they all deserve to be seen.
But there is one that deserves special mention: we are talking about the Christmas market in Canale di Tenno.
Introducing one of Italy's Most Beautiful Villages, Canale di Tenno is an authentic medieval village a stone's throw from Lake Garda, set like a gem amidst the mountains of Trentino. It is indeed located in the province of Trento, but the deep waters of the lake are only a few minutes' drive away. Getting there is very simple: you reach Riva del Garda, continue to Tenno, and after a few minutes there it is: a tiny village that seems to emerge from another time, with its stone houses and cobblestone streets, surrounded by medieval walls still in perfect condition.
If Canale di Tenno is a wonder to visit in summer, when the paths around are dressed in vibrant green and the blue sky makes us sigh lightly, in winter-and especially under Christmas-it becomes enchanting.
The snow, which is certainly not lacking in these areas, muffles all of its own and covers the surrounding mountains in white, while from the inns and mysterious alleys one can hear laughter and the cries of children playing.
From November 26 to December 18, Canale di Tenno comes alive and hosts the most atmospheric Christmas market you can imagine. Artwork, jewelry, ceramics and handmade items fill the stalls in the middle of courtyards and in cellars, whose doors are opened for the occasion.
In addition to a wonderful opportunity to pick up the last gifts, the Canale di Tenno market is a wonderful opportunity to sample Trentino specialties, carne salà , and warm up with a glass of grappa or a steaming mulled wine, scented with orange and cloves.
Interestingly, the Canale di Tenno Christmas Market ends a week before Christmas, on December 18. But the celebration is certainly not over, because on Christmas Eve, at 10 p. m. , you can watch the procession of shepherds in traditional dress, and on Dec. 26 from 4 to 6 p. m. the living nativity scene organized by the local community is staged.
And don't forget your scarf and gloves!