Just when I felt that spending the fall in Europe could not get any more beautiful, I found out that our very own Viterbo was hosting its own Christmas Village. The streets are lined with twinkling lights and clumps of wooden booths are placed throughout the city. Many attractions for younger kids such as the Elf’s Toys Workshop and the House of Santa Claus are scattered throughout the old town winding Christmas excitement around Viterbo’s streets!
Local bio farmers and artisans from Tuscia region run all of the booths. One tasty treat to enjoy is called “Tusciamisu” made of Tuscia ingredients, and then hazelnut biscuits, sandwiches with local products, pizza, bread and local wine delight your walk throughout the Christmas Village.
A fun site to enjoy is the Chocolate Factory. Everything in the store is made of chocolate: chocolate tools, gingerbread houses, flowers, and anything imaginable. It is a chocolate lovers paradise.
A definite must to visit for the youngers is the House of Santa Claus where children can send Santa their Christmas wish list, talk to Santa, and even get a picture with him. They can also visit the House of Elves and enjoy their time with Santa’s helpers and take a look around the toy factory. Once the Christmas list has been delivered, the whole family can take a trip to the large Nativity in the Pope’s Palace and see the scene in a very real looking setting.
The Christmas Village in Viterbo is open from December 2, 2016 to January 8, 2017 so there is plenty of time to enjoy its beauty and all of its attractions as well as picking up gifts for the whole family.