Christmas Lights in Italy

Italy does the most gorgeous Christmas displays I have ever seen! There are no dearth of pretty streets in the country and to top it all, during Christmas there are streets with astounding displays of lights and decor! Last year when my husband and I were traveling on our honeymoon, we came across fabulous lights across Italy. In the holiday season the Italians really make the cut above the rest (well they always do, don’t they??!)

Imagine the glitter, glamor and magic

that Italy brings each year during Christmas 🙂

Christmas lights are put up somewhere from around early to mid November, depending on the town/city, and are usually up until mid January. These holiday lights really magnify the atmosphere. There is a romance in the air that is indescribable and everything seems happier and prettier. The beautiful markets, cozy trattorias and the sparkling piazzas also add to the festive spirit. Not to forget the Italians!!

So here are some of my favorite Christmas displays (including the not so obvious ones) from last year:

ROME:

A Christmas Tree near Termini

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Christmas Lights in Rome, Italy

A starry evening in Trastevere

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Christmas Lights in Rome, Italy

A colorful display near Piazza del Popolo

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Christmas Lights in Rome, Italy

A quiet evening in Rione Monti

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Christmas Lights in Rome, Italy

BOLOGNA:

Lucia Dalla’s song lyrics “L’anno che verra`”:

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Christmas Lights in Bologna, Italy
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Christmas Lights in Bologna, Italy
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Christmas Lights in Bologna, Italy
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Christmas Lights in Bologna, Italy

An antique bookstore since 1928

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Christmas Lights in Bologna, Italy

PARMA:

The magic of the carousel

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Christmas Lights in Parma, Italy

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Christmas Lights in Parma, Italy

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Christmas Lights in Parma, Italy
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Christmas Lights in Parma, Italy

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16 thoughts on “Christmas Lights in Italy

  1. The lights in Italy are fabulous. Spain doesn’t light up quite as much but there are some nice displays. We put lights up around our yard but are the only ones on our street. Not like the amazing displays in North America! Have a lovely Holiday Season. xo

  2. I just love the Christmas lights in Italy. If you’re ever in Turin around Christmas time, you should definitely check them out. They’re spectacular!

  3. Bellissime foto Ishita! They do such a beautiful job lighting up Italia. My paesani tell me that Salerno looks amazing. I think festive lights in winter are so important, they really help ‘lighten up’ the dreary winter. Ciao e buon anno! Cristina

  4. I visited Italy in late November last year. The Christmas lights were indeed magical. Your photos took me right back to Italy! 🙂

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