Italian Christmas is such a thing. Even if decorations are supposed to be done until December 8th, we don’t care cause we LOVE Christmas.
It’s one of the best seasons in the year in every country and of course, Italy has it’s very own traditions. But about that, we’ll talk on another post. Right now we wanna talk to you about an amazing thing we do here. We call them “Mercatini di Natale” or “Christmas Markets”, and is like visiting a vintage old shopping place.
Even if it’s quite cold by this time of the year, complete families come to visit our markets. You can see children, couples, dogs, and a great number of young people looking to the big variety of products, so the environment becomes quite cozy.
Markets started in 2003 when Germans brought that idea to our country and since then we’ve continued that tradition. On this markets you can find local Italian products like clothes, desserts, perfumes, wines… and the list goes; but as we mentioned, they come from Germany so there’s a mix of cultures and from all over Europe like France and the Netherlands, so you’d be able to find amazing handmade products from different countries.
Though Florence not only has the Christmas Market’s; the city is full of history since we are in Tuscany so there’s much more to do at Christmas time. We assure you that you can have an amazing experience in our beautiful landscapes; and better with some Tuscan wine. “La Toscana” offers real postcard material plus delicious cucina Italiana.
So if you decided to come to Italy for Christmas time and you wanna explore it in a total local way, you are lucky to be reading this since we have saved the best for now. We offer you these amazing tours you can take with us!
Florence Short Break 3 days 2 nights:
If you are more like an individual traveler and you prefer traveling on your own with no tour leader to follow all the time, you will travel independently in this beautiful city full of Renaissance art without getting worried about finding accommodation since we’d have it already pre-booked it for you.
You would also see our amazing Tuscan landscapes in the Chianti region where you would taste our delicious wine and extra virgin olive oil plus you’d visit one of the most preserved Medieval towns in Italy.
Best of Tuscany 4 days 3 nights:
So if you have more time to visit Italian highlights and you like mingle with people from different cultures, this tour is perfect for you.
Florence and it’s historical monuments full of art are just the beginning since on the next days you’d be able to taste Tuscan wine, visit San Gimignano and Chianti region; and a full day taking amazing pictures with the leaning tower of Pisa in the morning, and during the evening you’ll travel to the incredible Cinque Terre. Some of the most dramatic coastal scenery on the planet that actually became a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1997.
So now you have too many options to choose from on this Italian Christmas. Italy is waiting for you with great fun experiences. What are you waiting for?
If you wanna visit our Christmas Markets here we leave you the information where and when you can find them:
The most visited one of the Christmas Markets in Italy.
Piazza Santa Croce
November 29th to December 17th
From 10.00 to 22.00. (Last day closes at 20.00)
Piazza SS. Annunziata
December 8th to December 10th
From 9.00 to 19.00
Fierucolina di Natale
Piazza Santo Spirito
From 9.00 to 19.00
The principal fundraising event in Florence
December 1st to December 3rd
From 10.00 to 19.00
La Magia del Natale
November 25th to January 6th
From 10.00 to 22.00