Strolling about Venice during Christmas

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Walking along the alleys of Venice is beautiful in every season. If the spring walks are touching even for the less sensitive visitors, the Christmas itineraries are just as special.

December is a marvelous month to explore and rediscover the splendid city on water.  Fewer tourists allow you to enjoy the authentic atmosphere, while the holiday decorations shine along the alleys and canals.

Every neighborhood has its peculiarities regarding Christmas lights. Christmas trees and nativity scenes are on display in many churches. Walking along Venice during the days before Christmas- or during the holiday season- while looking up between the decorations and lights, between the reflections on this timeless city, you’ll be given unforgettable sensations.

If you love the symbolic Christmas tree, you’ll find just what you’re looking for in this city. This year, the city council opted for trees composed entirely of thousands of Led lights. Expect a cascade of lights-actually two- in two of the most important areas of the city: Piazza San Marco and in front of the Salute church. For those who love art, you can find the Artist Marco Lodola’s luminous Christmas tree inspired by the Gondola in front of the Santa Lucia Train Station.

If you love Christmas lights, Venice has them all around the city creating perfect post card pictures. Just a few places include the Rialto Bridge lined with the blue lanterns that then connects you to the illuminated covered walkway that leads you to the Marciana Square.

Instead for the hopeless romantics, the best itinerary for Venice during Christmas would have to be promenading among the marvelously illuminated decoration in the Dorsoduro quarter: from San Barnaba square up until the Punta della Dogana, splendid lighted baskets hung along the alleys and canals make your Christmas stroll in Venice unforgettable. 

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