All I want for Christmas

November 11, 2019Niry Fidelis

The biggest covered Christmas market in Italy with everything necessary for a perfect Christmas vibe.

Once again I renewed my visit to the Santa’s Village in Taneto di Gattatico and like last year it surprised me once more. This time I took my father with me because he always liked the Christmas decorations and I was sure he would appreciate it. The setting/theme was completely different from last year. 
Best Christmas market in Italy
Taneto di Gattatico is a small town in the province of Reggio Emilia where for the last 16 years (first edition in 2002), during the Christmas period, a garden centre magically turns into Santa’s Village. It will be open from the last weekend of October to the 7th of January.  It is the biggest covered Christmas market in Italy. An area of about 4000 square meters, arranged in two floors, is set up with everything necessary for a perfect Christmas decoration. In fact, products of different quality and variety are displayed in order to satisfy every taste and every pocket. The Christmas market in Gattatico offers plenty of Christmas gift ideas. Click here to see more photos
Santa's Village in Gattatico
The specialness of this place is due to the fact that each object is not simply displayed to be sold but is used to create the warm Christmas atmosphere that just completely blows everyone off their feet. Every year is different from the previous ones thanks to the Christmas designers who study and anticipate international Christmas trends in order to create evocative settings. 

Believe me, not only children but also adults will go crazy finding themselves in such an enchanted place.

Villaggio del babbo Natale Gattatico

The garden centre is called Mondo Verde and it is located just 2km from the Terre di Canossa highway exit, therefore, easily reachable. The entrance ticket costs 3.00 euros for adults and it is completely free for children under 10 years of old and this is the second good reason to go with kids.

If you spend 30.00 euros or more the amount of your entrance ticket will be given back to you at the exit counter.

From Monday to Friday they are open from 9am to 7 pm with a lunch break in the middle between 12.30 to 3pm. On Saturdays they are open non-stop from 9am to 9pm; meanwhile on Sundays and on Public holidays they are open non-stop from 9am to 7 pm. They are closed on the 25th and 26th of December. Pets are welcomed here if they are carried appropriately. During the highest turnout moments, like Saturday and Sunday evenings, it could be forbidden entering with strollers. In this case, it will be stored in a safety room at the entrance.

Covered christmas market in Italy

As I imagined, my father seemed to appreciate it and for me it was really nice seeing him looking at every single object with the eyes of a child. It remains in our opinion a place to visit for both adults and children. It might not be as popular as the Christmas markets in Germany or other European cities but it is definitely worth your time and visit. It will really warm your heart and the little ones can see their dreams coming true. 

What are you waiting for? Here are the contacts details: Via M.Tonelli 30/C, Taneto di Gattatico (RE) Phone number: 0039 0522 671
P.S. Here is a small secret for children: Among all those beautiful statues of Santa
Claus, there is also a real one with whom you can take a souvenir photo. 
Don’t miss him!!!


Comments (12)

  • Marjorie Gavan

    December 8, 2017 at 2:16 am

    A Christmas village, wow! Looking at the pictures alone makes me all excited. I like Christmas villages, they bring out the kid in me and nothing in this world feels good than feeling like you are a child once again. I like that one with the well and the nativity scene.

  • escapesanddiaries

    December 8, 2017 at 9:33 am

    I've been wanting to go on a Christmas village like this. 30 euro sounds reasonable to me. I used to believe that Christmas is just for kids but now that I'm already an adult i still find Christmas decors and everything that's connected to it is just so simply lovely and beautiful.

  • sumit walia

    December 8, 2017 at 10:52 am

    such a lovely article , thanks for sharing … going through it i could feel the joy that a visit to a place such as this would get into the heart …. it is definitely seems to a magical place and the details mentioned will add to the ease of visit

  • Swati

    December 9, 2017 at 3:53 am

    Wow, this looks like a fairy tale place to me. I can imagine why it captures your dad and your interest. My kids would definitely love it and finding the real Santa would be fun ! Thanks for sharing !

  • Indrani

    December 9, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Such a wonderful place to be in this Christmas! I love these decorations.
    Looks straight from a movie.

  • Ann Yamagishi

    December 10, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    It looks enchanting! Want that Santa in my living room! Beautiful!

  • Laiariel Samangka

    December 11, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Seeing a Christmas village on your blog post is just wow! Looking at the pictures alone really makes me feel that Christmas is so near. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I wish to own a Christmas Village at the back of our house soon.

  • Erica

    December 11, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    This place could easily bring out the (jolly) child in me. All the spark and colors are great. I hope to decorate our house with this but unfortunately, I haven't had the chance to visit a store and actually purchase ones lately. Here in my hometown we kinda have a warehouse but everything is santa claus. 😮

  • Taylor Johns

    December 14, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    Spectacular photos, have been feeling a bit like a grinch this year but his gets me into the holiday spirit! It makes me want to go right now <3


    December 15, 2017 at 5:47 am

    Amazing! I want to visit a Christmas village too. I'm in a country where they don't celebrate Christmas like other countries do and it makes me miss how I used to celebrate this holiday. I'm glad to see your post about this. This is all I want for Christmas. 🙂

  • Anj Yap

    December 15, 2017 at 6:25 am

    AWEEEE So Christmas feels. Being away from my family in the Philippines makes me miss so much of the way Filipinos celebrate Christmas. Good thing that here in Taipei, we can still feel the Christmas Spirit with all the Christmas decorations seen everywhere.

  • GV Caplas

    December 15, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Wow! I was just dazzled by their unique pieces! I usually see stores that sell tge common items like Santa or snowman; but this place is magical! Hope to find one here also in my country! 🙂

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