Christmas Market in Bassano del Grappa

We’d heard about the Christmas market in Bassano del Grappa, so, this week, we decided on a mini adventure back to the town I blogged about on 30th May. As usual, we parked in the Viale dei Martiri then wandered down this side street IMG_0472passing a the window of a bakery so well-decorated it could have been a fashion store. IMG_0473

Wooden huts lined the centre of the Piazza Garibaldi, the first selling figurines for Christmas Cribs, or presepe IMG_0475A stall selling all sorts of goodies caught our eye, and we treated ourselves to a bottle of extra virgin olive oil.IMG_0476

Gorgeous decorations, but we’ve got stacks of them so resisted buying any more…IMG_0477

Bassano is famous for its ceramics, and this stall tempted us into getting a spoon rest.IMG_0479Couldn’t resist these olives

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or some Pecorino cheese…  IMG_0481

Here’s Victor, carrying our purchases. IMG_0484

The Cannoli in the Pasticceria Siciliana went down a treat.

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We walked them off has we headed past another side street

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to get some panettone

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We wanted to have a ride on the carrousel in the Piazza Libertà, but it had already closed for the night.

IMG_0488On our way back to the car, we strolled past a stall selling chocolate spoons, hammers, chisels, paintbrushes and pencils. Could we resist another purchase?  Impossible!

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Victor and I will be visiting our son in London over Christmas, and won’t be back here until the New Year.  This will be my last post of 2013. I wish you all a blessed holiday season and every happiness in 2014.