The eighteenth edition of “Colori d’inverno”, one of the most eagerly awaited Christmas markets, will be held in Follina on 8-9-10-11 December.
The event is organised as usual by the Festeggiamenti Farrò, La Bella and Pedeguarda Committee in the usual setting of one of Italy’s most beautiful villages.
For the occasion, Follina, the so-called ‘town of music and art’ will host the traditional market stalls in its streets and will be decorated with the colours and lights of Christmas.
The exhibitors, craftsmen and hobbyists, have been carefully selected by the organisers in order to offer a varied and qualified range.
But that’s not all: jugglers, acrobats, children’s theatre and the ever-present travelling accordion will entertain exhibitors and visitors alike, making the markets a truly magical experience.
The Great Christmas Tree, set up at the foot of the majestic Santa Maria Abbey, traditional dishes, mulled wine and hot chocolate served by the food and wine stands of the Festeggiamenti Committee and the Gruppo Alpini Follina will complete the picture of this fantastic event.
There are many side events at Colori d’Inverno, from guided tours to shows and cultural activities.
The Abbey of Santa Maria di Follina and Italy’s most beautiful village
Thursday 8 and Sunday 11 December 2022, 11 a.m.
Guided tour of Follina Abbey and the historic centre. Casket of Christianity amidst religious, astral and mysterious symbolism.
Meeting at 11.00 a.m. – Info-Point Turistico via Pallade 2 (Antica Sede Società di Mutuo Soccorso)
Reservation compulsory while places last. Participation fee: € 10.00 free of charge for children up to 12 years of age. Info and bookings: tel. 0438.970350 0438.971666 Mobile. 3391329568
Guided tour of the historical Lanificio Paoletti
Thursday 8 and Saturday 10 December 2022, 3.30 p.m. by appointment only
The visit includes: historical introduction on the wool manufacture in Follina, narration of the history of the Paoletti Wool Mill, guided tour of the factory and production cycle, from wool to fabric through mistatura, carding, spinning, warping, weaving and mending. Duration of visit: approx. 1 hour – Number of participants: 30 – For information and bookings: tel 3466231432 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ring of the Crosses of Follina
Thursday 8th December 2022 – 9 a.m.
An easy route on the slopes north of the village, passing through Valmareno and the Fiadora. With volunteers from the Pro Loco and Le Roe Association and expert nature guides. Time required: approx. 3 hours – Tasting of typical products and Conegliano-Valdobbiadene Prosecco Sup. DOCG Meeting point at 8.30 a.m. Info-Point Turistico via Pallade 2 (Antica Sede Società di Mutuo Soccorso). Reservation compulsory subject to availability. Participation fee: € 10.00 free for children under 12 Info and booking: tel. 0438.970350 0438.971666 Mobile. 3391329568
The Puppets of Daniela Castiglione
Thursday 8 December 2022, at 11 am and 2.30 pm
The colour-eating monster – A rainbow fairy tale, a hymn to play.
Preview of FRM, Follina Racconta Musica 2023
Piazza IV Novembre – Saturday 10 December 2022, 4.30 p.m.
Small stories in music – Readings of small stories commented by musical interventions with toy piano, clarinet and cello – Information and show booking 348 4838837 – email@example.com – ww.associazionemusicalepaoletti.com
Street entertainment on Sunday 11 September 2022
Street musician with traditional Barbary accordion (with perforated paper rolls) and mechanical theatre with moving figures
Manuel Pascal, eccentric fantasist, presents the show “Prestige!”; fresh and exuberant, always ready to involve with funny gags, the artist will take “the audience” into the colourful world of street theatre, juggling and balancing to the point of making him an integral and fundamental part of the show.
Kindergarten of Follina
The children of the Kindergarten of Follina accompanied by teachers and parents will entertain visitors by singing typical Christmas-themed songs.
Painting exhibition “The Light of Trees” by Angela Florian
Palazzo Barberis – from 8 to 11 December 2022, from 9.30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Painting exhibition “Faces of Christmas” by Masa
Municipality of Follina – Multipurpose Hall – ground floor – from 8 December 2022 to 6 January 2023 – Opening 8 December 2022, 4.30 p.m.
Exhibition “The santini of the Mario Tasca collection – Koppe’s santini” – Via Pallade 7
Workshops and read alouds
Saturday 10 December 2022: Natural Decorations – Creation of a Christmas decoration for the house or terrace. For the little ones, creation of a clock to learn to tell the time.
Read aloud, 3 pm.
Sunday, 11 December 2022: I decorate my own tree – Making small Christmas pines and angels to hang on the tree.
Read aloud, 10.30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
At the Gastronomy Stand you will find: roasted chestnuts, cheeseburgers, hot chocolate, hot apple juice, tea, herbal teas and mulled wine, home-made sweets, dumplings, hamburgers, hot and cold sandwiches, meat pies, tripe, spit.
There will also be a stand with gluten-free food!