Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christkindl Market in Piazza Dante - Piazza Dei Signori

What a great surprise crossing over into Piazza Dante, and finding that the statue of Dante Alighieri was surrounded by well crafted booths in the making of a Christkindl market. Nice display of all things from the SudTirol region , items of clearly high quality, somewhat pricey, not the normal market quality, though.
I walked through the area, stopped to get strudel with hot vanilla sauce and whipped cream, yummy, very yummy. The weather is cold, but good food can warm your heart!. There was sudtirol beer, brutwurst, speck, cheese, genepy liqueur, and a lot of other goodies. High quality Christmas decorations and wooden toys from the Nuerimberg region of Germany. I have inserted a picture of the Christmas decorations.

And all this under the watchful eye of Dante Alighieri, the father of the Italian language.

Another surprise when I discovered that the market continued in the Piazza Della Ragione, with a small wooden house where Babbo Natale (Santa Claus) was receiving children. Too bad my camera had run out on me at this point. I was happy to find a stand with all natural items and I bought another heating bag for mom and dad, a natural fabric bag filled with aromatic grains that when heated or chilled, will hold heat or cold and will disperse the aroma when applied on aching old bones...
Another successful trip downtown in my beloved Verona. Just a hop on and off a bus for me, love it, love it, love it!!!

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