From: 17/11/2018 To: 26/12/2018 Portico Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Servi - Strada Maggiore - Bologna In Bologna, every year from mid-November the arcades along the Church of Santa Maria dei Servi are animated by the Antica Fiera di Santa Lucia (Ancient Fair of Saint Lucia). This is one of the main fairs of the Emilia Romagna region that traditionally opens Christmastime and holiday shopping. In a genuine and authentic atmosphere, you'll be surrounded by the scent of nougat and brittle, fascinated by the Christmas tree decorations and delighted from the nativity scene's figurines. The Fair of Santa Lucia has an ancient tradition dating back to the 16th century. It is part of the historical memory of Bologna and a reference for many generations of families involved in Christmas feast's preparation.