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Christmas 2016 • The markets in Ravenna
Streets and squares of the city centre - Ravenna
Dates: from 02/12/2016 to 08/01/2017

At Christmas time, the streets of Ravenna city centre are teeming with markets that offer the chance to go shopping under the Christmas lights, while strolling through the picturesque streets and admiring the Unesco monuments.

On the stalls, you can find inspiration for your Christmas gifts, choosing among arts&crafts, food&wine, sweets, gifts, clothes and Christmas decorations of all kinds: the ingredients for a Christmas made in Ravenna.

Saturdays and Sundays 3 and 4, 11 December and 7 and 8 January

"Fatto ad arte" Street Market
Under the arcades of via M. Gordini, via C. Ricci, R. Gessi, Piazza Caduti della Libertà and via A. De Gasperi
Opening hours: 10am - 7pm
Since 1996, the hobbyists’ and creatives’ market voices the typical artistic vocation of the city in a new and original way. The streets of the centre turn into open-air “shop windows” where you can find this sort of creative objects and products, rarely found in the traditional art galleries and workshops.

From Friday 2 December to Sunday 8 January

Verde Salute Market
Via Diaz
Opening hours: 8am - 8pm
Food market with honey, jams and organic products.

From Wednesday 7 to Thursday 22 December

Christmas Market in via Port'Aurea
Flower bed in front of the District Prison - Via Port'Aurea, 57
Opening hours: 5pm - 7pm (7, 16, 21 and 22 December); 10am - 12pm (8, 10 and 18 December)
Objects realised by the inmates of the District Prison during their educational workshops (paper technique, needlework and toys construction) lead by Cooperative San Vitale and Association Ludens Lucertola. In the same dates and times it is possible to visit the Nativity Scene realised by the inmates in the entrance court of the District Prison.

Thursday 8 and Sunday 18 December

Garage Sale
Artificerie Almagià - via dell'Almagià, 2
Opening hours: 10.30am - 7.30pm
The event is designed for those looking for special, vintage and second-hand things. It is a collection of fascinating, disused objects from attics and closets as well as clothing and accessories reinvented through the taste and creativity of the exhibitors.

Sunday 4, 11, 18 December

Christmas markets on Sundays before Christmas
Piazza Sighinolfi 
Opening hours: 9am - 8pm
At Christmas, the traditional street market - an ancient and still irreplaceable form of commerce - takes place on Sundays too.

Thursday 8 December and from 10 to 24 December (every Saturday and Sunday)

Mercato a km 0 di Porta Adriana
"Campagna Amica sotto l'albero - A Natale regala cibo e arte del territorio"

Via Cavour - Porta Adriana
Opening hours: from 3pm to 7pm
Market with 0km produce. Selling, tasting and animation with typical performances of Romagna folklore, next to farmers. Local artisan products: printed canvas with regional patterns, artisan ice-cream, mosaics etc.

From Thursday 15 December to Sunday 8 January

I capanni del Natale (Christmas wooden houses)
Piazza del Popolo
Opening hours: from 11.30am to 2.30pm and from 4.30pm to 9.30pm
An original Romagna-style Christmas village in the heart of Ravenna, the central Piazza del Popolo. Around the majestic Christmas tree, donated by the city of Andalo (TN) and decorated by group Pandora, ten wooden huts will offer Christmas products and gourmet food. A must: a rich calendar of events that will make Ravenna shine even brighter.

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December

Market of the typical and organic products of women entrepreneurs of Romagna
Piazza XX Settembre
Opening hours: 8am - 7pm
Women entrepreneurs of Romagna managed their market strategy safeguarding the environment and maintaining the quality of life, combined with awareness of social issues and valorisation of local typical products and biodiversity. Quality products will be sold.

Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 December

Arts and Crafts and Antiques Market and Exhibition
Under the arcades of via M. Gordini, via C. Ricci, R. Gessi, Piazza Caduti della Libertà, Via Diaz, Piazza Einaudi, Piazza Garibaldi
Opening hours: 8am - 7pm
This street market has been taking place in Ravenna on the third Saturday and Sunday of the month from over 35 years, attracting many people to the city centre. You can purchase old objects and antiques, stamps, coins and medals, collectibles, minerals and fossils, spare parts for old vehicles and machines, articles for the restoration, craft items, laces, silver objects, pieces of furniture, paintings, artistic ceramics, costume jewelry and much more.

From Monday 19 to Saturday 31 December

Flower Market
Piazzetta del Trebbo Poetico (via Matteotti)
Opening hours: 7.30am - 8pm
The flower market lights up the city centre with colours and scents.


Thursday 8, Sunday 11 and 18 December. From Saturday 24 December to Sunday 8 January

Lilliput's Train
City centre
Free for children under 3 years of age.

Until 26 March

"Venetian Carousel" Horse Merry-go-round
Piazza XX Settembre


Free parking
From December 9 to January 5, from 4pm, parking is free in all the parking lots marked by blue lines.

Shuttles from External Parking Lots
On Sundays, December 4, 11, 18 and 8 the bus line 1 will work as a shuttle to the city centre: every 10 minutes from 9am to 7.50pm from the external parking lots (Pala de Andrè, Piazza Vacchi and CinemaCity), where parking is free. From CinemaCity visitors can easily reach the city centre (Piazza Caduti stop) at the cost of 1€, return ticket. Bus tickets can be purchased at the ticket machines in the parking lots of CinemaCity and Pala de Andrè.

Free Urban Transport
On Friday, December 23 and Saturday, December 24 buses of the urban and coastal lines are free.
For information: 199.199.558

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