Last weekend, Sean and I decided to hit up the Christmas market in Verona. I'm not sure how Italian Christmas markets compare to those in say Austria or Germany (ask me next week after I've gone to Austria this weekend) However, the one in Verona was pretty fun.
To be honest, I'm not usually interested in what they have for sale. It was a lot of scarves and some stuff you'd see at a state fair. I'm more interested in the food and the vin brulee (spiced wine).
Meats from Tuscany, note the boar's head. Boar meat in Tuscany is called cinghiale.
An assortment of olives. I think I even got some artichoke hearts in the picture too.
An enormous decoration coming off the Arena
More goods for sale
A nativity scene in one of the squares
Sean had beer, I had vin brulee. Isn't my souvenir mug cute?
I loved this huge Christmas tree! Made me think of the Griswolds.
Clowning around in Christmas land.
I know this is random, but this guy was hanging out in the main square. Evidently his story is he was an alcoholic, he stopped drinking a couple of years ago and needs donations.
Now for the treats we got at the market:
This was basically a chocolate covered and stuffed pastry. This was Sean's. It was a little too chocolately for me.
Chocolate cookies with Nutella inside
Pistachio cookies with marzipan inside.
My very favorite thing that I had to eat was a frittelle. Basically it's a doughnut ( a large one) that is deep friend, dusted with sugar and Nutella is spread on it. Delicious! But far too messy for me to take a picture of it and eat it at the same time. It was all over me!