During the Christmas holidays the squares of cities, towns and villages turn into a feast of lights, decorations, smells of cinnamon cookies, roasted chestnuts and mulled wine. If Christmas markets are indeed an occasion to find and buy artisanal and typical products, they are above all an occasion to meet up in a different context.
The tourism offices of Alta Val Trebbia could organize similar events in the squares of the valley’s many villages before the Christmas holidays. This kind of events would contribute to the promotion of local products and at the same time would offer leisure and entertainment to the local populations who could meet within this frame. In northern Europe Christmas markets are accompanied by concerts, theatrical plays and shows.
Winter is often a hard time of the year for those who live in tiny villages such as Foppiano, Rovegno, Loco and so on. Knowing that a feast of lights, sounds and smells awaits you a few kilometers away could surely represent a further attraction and entertainment for some weeks.