World’s 10 best Christmas markets

Why am I doing this post? Oh, no reason! From CNN:

9. Brixen, Italy

UntitledChristmas comes early in the South Tyrol — a region of the Dolomites where German is spoken more than Italian.

The former seat of the Prince Bishop, as well as the official residence of the editor of the world's best website, Bressanone [Brixen], is one of Italy’s finest towns, with a Nativity Crib Museum and a market in a breathtakingly romantic setting. One of the region’s longest toboggan runs is located on Bressanone’s home mountain, the Plose, for after-shopping thrills.

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