Christmas in an Italian Town

(clockwise from upper left)Acqui Terme puts out live trees on the street for the local merchants to decorate. The windows at Balalah, one of our local home furnishings shops. A street decoration on Via Garabaldi. Some Christmas ornaments I picked up in town.

It's quiet, and small. It's understated, especially by North American terms. It's about a few gifts, lots of Nativity scenes, and stopping by to say hi to neighbors. It's about a nice dinner with family. The decorations are subtle, tasteful. In short, it's Christmas as it should be everywhere, in my book.

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