Italian Christmas decorations :
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It's never too early to buy your Italian Christmas decorations!

Unlike American and English cultures, Christmas ornaments in Italy rarely appear anywhere until, at the earliest, the beginning of December. That's very refreshing if, like us, you're used to everything Christmas being available in the high street from August onwards!

But if you want to add some Italian culture to your own Christmas it's probably not wise to leave it until four weeks before the big day to buy.

What kind of decorations should I buy?

Festive ornaments in Italy can be quite spectacular, particularly in the shops. Private houses tend to be more conservatively dressed and often use natural products - particularly greenery such as holly,  branches from fir trees and ornaments made from wood.

The most loved of all are the 'Presepe' - an old and proud tradition of nativity craft which produce the most amazingly detailed nativity scenes - not just the stable scene but sometimes entire villages, complete with working water mills and moving characters!

People in Italy are embracing commercially made ornaments more and more. To add some authentic culture into your home, watch out for those which look very natural, tree decorations with Italian wording, and glass baubles made in Murano - Venice's beautiful glass-making island.

Having difficulty finding them?  You've come to the right place.  Below we have picked out specially for you a selection of some of the best available.

So - sit back and enjoy our collection of the best Christmas decorations from Italy.

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Italian Christmas decorations : olive wood nativity set. Not rated yet
Italian Christmas decorations : olive wood nativity set. If you love the colours of olive wood as much as we do, you'll love this beautiful …

Italian Christmas decorations : miniature olive wood nativity set. Not rated yet
Italian Christmas decorations : miniature olive wood nativity set. This is the perfect gift for children at Christmas. It's solid, safe …

Italian Christmas decorations : Italian flag ornament. Not rated yet
Italian Christmas decorations : Italian flag ornament. A simple yet unique ornament for everyone who loves Italy or who is proud of their …

Italian Christmas decorations : Italian Greyhound teacup tree ornament. Not rated yet
Italian Christmas decorations : Italian Greyhound teacup tree ornament. Do you have an Italian greyhound lover in your life? Here's …

Italian Christmas decorations : Fontanini Holy Family nativity set. Not rated yet
Italian Christmas decorations : Fontanini Holy Family nativity set. If you love Fontanini nativities, this three piece set is the perfect …

Italian Christmas decorations : Fontanini lighted Christmas tree with nativity stable base. Not rated yet
Italian Christmas decorations : Fontanini lighted Christmas tree with nativity stable base. This is a high quality, unusual Christmas …

Italian Christmas decorations : Fontanini Holy Family nativity ornament. Not rated yet
Italian Christmas decorations : Fontanini Holy Family nativity ornament. If you're looking for high quality Christmas decorations to grace …

Italian Christmas decorations : Santa tree ornament. Not rated yet
Italian Christmas decorations : Santa tree ornament. Have you been to Pisa recently? Or has someone you know? Then this Italian Santa …

Italian Christmas decorations : Santa figurine. Not rated yet
Italian Christmas decorations : Santa figurine. Love Italy? Love Santa? Then this Italian Christmas ornament is destined for your home this …

Italian Christmas decorations : Murano glass Poinsettia. Not rated yet
Italian Christmas decorations : Murano glass Poinsettia. What a gorgeous item! An unique and beautifully crafted Italian glass ornament …

Christmas decorations :
Leaning tower of Pisa glass ornament.
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Christmas decorations : leaning tower of Pisa glass ornament. Have you been to Pisa? Or know someone who has? This unusual Christmas …

Christmas decorations :
Italian greeting ornament
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Christmas decorations : Italian greeting ornament. Add a touch of Italian culture to your Christmas tree decorations this festive season! …

Italian Christmas decorations :
Buon Natale plaque with poinsettia.
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Italian Christmas decorations : Buon Natale plaque with poinsettia. We love this plaque. It's designed by a talented Italian - American …

Italian Christmas decorations :
'Buon Natale' plaque.
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Italian Christmas decorations : 'Buon Natale' plaque. This is one of the most authentic Italian Christmas decorations we've seen. It's …

Italian Christmas decorations :
Christmas in Milan ornament.
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Italian Christmas decorations : Christmas in Milan ornament. Have you always wanted to own a home in one of the most stylish cities in the …

Italian Christmas decorations :
'Doorways around the world' ornament.
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Italian Christmas decorations : 'Doorways around the world' ornament. 'Buon Natale'! - so says the sign on the tiny bush outside this Italian …

Italian Christmas decorations :
Murano design red & green stripe Christmas swirl paperweight.
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Italian Christmas decorations : Murano design red & green stripe Christmas swirl paperweight. A swirl of colour for your Christmas table! …

Italian Christmas decorations : Murano design Christmas candy cane striped paperweight. Not rated yet
Italian Christmas decorations : Murano design Christmas candy cane striped paperweight. In gorgeous Christmas colours, this vibrant hand-blown …

Italian Christmas decorations : Fontanini musical lighted nativity glitterdome. Not rated yet
Fontanini musical lighted nativity glitterdome from Amazon!"> Italian Christmas decorations : Fontanini musical lighted nativity glitterdome. …

Italian Christmas decorations :
Set of 2 Fontanini musical lighted nativity glitterdomes.
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Italian Christmas decorations : Set of 2 Fontanini musical lighted nativity glitterdomes. Two for the price of one : this is an absolutely …

Christmas decorations :
Fontanini Holy Family double glitterdome nativity scene.
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Christmas decorations : Fontanini Holy Family double glitterdome nativity scene. This is one of our real favourites of all the Fontanini …

Christmas decorations :
Italian Greyhound in a box ornament.
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Christmas decorations : Italian Greyhound in a box ornament. Most children dream of waking up on Christmas morning to find a puppy at the …

Christmas decorations :
Italian Greyhound in a sleigh.
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Italian Greyhound in a sleigh from Amazon!"> Christmas decorations : Italian Greyhound in a sleigh. People who own Italian greyhounds tend …

Italian Christmas decorations :
42" polyresin nativity set in traditional Italian colors.
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Italian Christmas decorations : 42" polyresin nativity set in traditional Italian colors. This is a beautiful, large sized, virtually …

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Italian Christmas decorations : Carnival dancing girl ornament. Not rated yet
Italian Christmas decorations : Carnival dancing girl ornament. Have you ever seen such a colourful, full of life Christmas decoration? …

Italian Christmas decorations : 'Girl Christmas' glass ornament. Not rated yet
Italian Christmas decorations : 'Girl Christmas' glass ornament. A beautifully crafted, unusual and completely authentic Italian hand-made …

Italian Christmas decorations :
girl in pink glass ornament.
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Italian Christmas decorations : girl in pink glass ornament. Looking for a beautiful family heirloom type gift to give to someone special? …

Italian Christmas decorations :
green frog ornament.
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Italian Christmas decorations : green frog ornament. Ribit! Ribit! How completely lovely is this little Italian frog? Green, …

Italian Christmas decorations :
Italian greyhound ornament.
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Italian Christmas decorations : Italian greyhound ornament. Do you have an Iggy in your life? Why not buy him his very own Christmas ornament! …

Italian Christmas decorations : Fontanini lighted topper
nativity angels.
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Italian Christmas decorations : Fontanini lighted topper nativity Angel. Please note - this angel, which is on the right hand side …

Italian Christmas decorations : Murano glass Christmas ornament. Not rated yet
Italian Christmas decorations : Murano glass ornament. If you've ever been to Venice, Italy, you'll know exactly how precious Murano …

Italian Christmas decorations :
Santa Glass ornament.
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Italian Christmas decorations : Santa Glass ornament. What a great gift this lovely Italian Santa would make! Perhaps you know someone …

Italian Christmas decorations :
4 Fontanini trumpeting
angel figurines.
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Italian Christmas decorations : 4 Fontanini trumpeting angel figurines. The name 'Fontanini' is synonymous with authentic, high quality Italian …

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