Christmas markets in Bologna: the French village

In the context of the Christmas holidays, the Christmas markets in Bologna emerge as one of the most fascinating and engaging experiences offered by the city.

Set in historic squares and open spaces, they are an unmissable destination for those who want to immerse themselves in the Bolognese Christmas atmosphere. From the exploration of beautifully decorated historical sites to the tasting of culinary delicacies typical of the season, the city turns into a charming Christmas scene, inviting residents and tourists to participate in a series of unique traditions.

Just like the beautiful French Christmas Village that until 24 December will color Piazza Minghetti with the romantic and tasty atmosphere of the Alps.

Tradition and Delights: The French Village among the most popular Christmas markets in Bologna

This year returns one of the most awaited Christmas markets in Bologna: the Christmas Village, more than ever full of French delicacies and specialties that will delight the palates of residents and visitors.

The Christmas spirit is almost tangible: from the perfect sweaters for winter days to the delicious bags of Provençal lavender, the square is constantly animated by hundreds of people every day.

Not to mention the aromas and flavors of typical French cuisine, always among the most recognized in the world. At the Christmas markets in Bologna, the eye will surely find satisfaction among the gastronomic products: sweets, chocolates, cheese stalls, savory delicacies, spices, honey and much more. Not to mention wine, an essential element in the festivities, ready to delight the most refined palates.

French Christmas Village: how to get there from Garage Excelsior

Piazza Minghetti, located in the heart of Bologna, is one of the most iconic squares of the city and enchants with its elegance and history.

Surrounded by majestic architecture, including the Palazzo del Podestà and the Palazzo Re Enzo, its secular trees and cozy benches make it an oasis of tranquility in the lively urban fabric.

During Christmas time, with the arrival of the long-awaited French markets, Piazza Minghetti shines in all its beauty. Reach it from Garage Excelsior, the parking in Bologna in front of the central station and outside the LTZ, is simple and safe.

Once you have parked your car in our garage, just continue on foot for about twenty minutes, along Via Indipendenza and continuing past Piazza Maggiore: Piazza Minghetti is a stone’s throw from the Basilica of San Petronio, one of the most beloved symbols of the city.

Also by bus Piazza Minghetti and easily accessible: line 11 in the direction of the historic center starts from the bus station, two minutes walk from our parking.

Do not miss the magic of the Christmas markets in Bologna, park your car in our parking lot and enjoy aromas, flavors and beauty of the city.

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