Since it's that time of the year again, I want to share a little Christmas post, a photo diary of our visit to Italian town of Vicenza. When it comes to Christmas markets, decorations, twinkly lights and festive spirit, first thing that crosses my mind is Vienna, second thing giant gingerbreads and mulled wine on German markets. It turns out that Italy as well have some magic to offer in December. We visited Vicenza, situated in the Veneto region, as a day trip or rather an afternoon trip from Padua, without any specific plan. We just wandered around the center, from one of Andrea Palladio's renaissance buildings to another, approving of Italian style decorations, wandering at Italian style Christmas markets (you can buy both sweets and plastic kitchen utensils there), and when it got too cold, we found a cozy caffe whose name I can't remember, where we had muffins with hot chocolate and a spremuta (freshly pressed orange juice). Here are some photos we made that afternoon, I hope they'll add a bit of sparkle to your festive mood.