(ANSA) - BOLZANO, 05 JAN - The last Christmas markets in South Tyrol close on 6 January.
After the setback caused by the pandemic, this year there has been a real boom and the numbers have returned to past levels.
In 2020 the squares remained empty, last year the Green pass was needed.
All of this now seems forgotten.
"We are really happy", confirms the director of the Bolzano Tourist Board Roberta Agosti.
The Bolzano Christmas market will in fact close with around 800,000 visitors.
"The influx - comments Agosti - was constant on all weekends and also during the week.
We haven't seen these numbers for some years".
The thirtieth edition of the Merano Christmas Markets is also coming to an end.
Attendance has returned to the levels of 2019, with an estimated half a million visitors in 43 days of opening.
The new layout of Piazza della Rena and the "SilentLights" project at the Terme park were particularly appreciated.
The estimate of 500,000 visitors is based on the statistics of arrivals and overnight stays in the city in November and partial but indicative data regarding December, as well as on past years' experiences.
"An important figure, which brings us back to the numbers of 2019, and with a significant implication: the best distribution of attendance throughout the opening span of the Markets", highlight Ingrid Hofer and Daniela Zadra, president and director of the
Stay company that organizes the event.