Sottoguda, a town in the Agordine Dolomites that is a member of the club of Italy's most beautiful hamlets, becomes even more special in the festive season.
Nestling in the Marmolada mountain and part of the municipality of Rocca Pietore, it is a place where time seems to have stood still.
The Christmas market does not take place with wooden stalls, but in old barns, making the search for gifts to put under the tree even more distinctive.
"Nadèl ite i Tabiei" (Latin for 'Christmas in the Barns') is the name of the festive market in Sottoguda that takes place from December 22 to 30.
It is open every day from 15:00 to 18:30, with products ranging from wrought iron and artisan items, goods from the land and lots of fun for the grown-ups and children.
Visitors are greeted by a Christmas atmosphere, with lights, decorations and the smells and colours of local traditions on show in the streets of the historic centre.
But there are also lots of other events scheduled to take place in the Christmas period: it is worth making a stop in the picturesque hamlet to Palue to admire the nativity scenes.
Furthermore, lots of concerts are scheduled: these go from the Agordo choir, who will inaugurate the festival on December 22, to the Fruili 'zampognari' pipe players on December 23 and a show featuring guitars and other string instruments playing music from the Baroque period up to the 20th century.
In collaboration with:
Provincia di Belluno e Consorzio DMO Dolomiti