the christmas market in the "frontier" town
Trieste is a pearl of the Adriatic nestled between the Italian and Istrian peninsulas, just a few kilometres from the border with Slovenia. A privileged “frontier” location which made it a crossroads of culture and a meeting point between the people.
And that is what it is in December too, during the Christmas market (8-22 December), which is the only central European market by the sea.
Lots of little huts fill the streets of the city centre (Piazza Borsa, Piazza Sant'Antonio and Piazza Ponterosso) in a warm and lively atmosphere, among decorated trees and the characteristic scent of cakes and candyfloss.
Inside the huts you can browse through the handicrafts, buy traditional gastronomic products and find original ideas for Christmas gifts, choosing not only from among traditional Friulian items but also from those made in the surrounding areas.
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