December is the time to look for presents for friends, family, or even for ourselves....
Once again this year Grazzano Visconti invites everyone to visit the village during Advent to discover Christmas at Grazzano Visconti: from the markets to the special events organised at this time, to the village shops.
Programme Il Natale di Grazzano 2016:
- Christmas markets
a wonderful series of market stalls brings life to the streets of the village with colours, music and Christmas and craft products on the days 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 17, 18 December 2016 and 6 January 2017.
- Sunday 4 December 2016: Father Christmas Motorbike gathering. Meet at 10 a.m. in the village. Cost of registration 5 euro. The funds raised will be given to the paediatric department of Piacenza hospital.
- Sunday 18 December 2016: Third Father Christmas walk, independent speed and open to all. Meet at the Vecchio Mulino in Grazzano at 9 a.m., departure at 10 a.m. from the Viale della Chiesa. Cost: 7 euro for adults; 3 euro for children 5 to 14 (this includes a Father Christmas hat, while stocks last). Choice of route: 6 and 10 km.
- Saturday 31 December 2016: Nocturnal torchlight walk through the Castle Park. After midnight, at 12.30 a.m. visit of the Park . ticket, booking necessary.
Cost: 12 euro for adults; 9 euro for children 6 to 14 anni. Tickets can be purchased on the site www.mastrogufo.it
- Friday 6 January 2017: Festa della Befana. Epiphany market from 10 am, with roast chestnuts and mulled wine. Carriage rides. Special visits to the Castle Park. In the afternoon - in Cortevecchia - arrival of the Befana with sweets and coal. This will be followed by the bonfire 'Brusa la Vecia' in Cortevecchia.
There will be no markets on 31 December 2016. It will be possible to celebrate New Year's Eve at Grazzano Visconti dining in the local restaurants.
From 3 Decembre 2016 until 6 January 2017 groups of tourists, and also individual visitors and families, will be able to visit the Castle park, open especially in winter as part of Christmas in Grazzano Visconti - only guided visits with an entrance fee.
There will be a guided visit every market day at 3 pm.
Groups can book visits also at other times.
Info and bookings: