European Christmas


Rick Steves offered a great PBS special highlighting some of country Christmas customs in Europe.  I especially liked his Paris, Switzerland, Italy and Austria features...

Paris Eiffel Tower, Chocolate Candy Shop, Ice Skating under the Tower and a Department store decorated window for the children...



Chestnut vendor and dining out with seasonal fresh oysters and seafood very popular during the holiday season..




Brioche and cafe chatter always popular in Paris...



Switzerland...beautiful snow for sledding and enjoying cheese fondue over a wood fire.





In the Tuscany region of Italy, it's all about giving and sharing meals with neighbors and friends, according to Steves....a family taking a food basket to a neighbor.







Christmas in one of the  holiest of cities, Rome...Nativity scene re-enacted and the Vatican nativity scene.


The Vatican...


Festivities include breaking bread together in Rome...local buyers purchase delicious fresh ingredients for their festive meals.






Austria










Salzburg, Austria



Buoni Viaggi and Buon Natale
from Ciaotraveler...

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