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Holiday gift ideas from Florence’s personal shoppers

From silk scarves to original art, here are some holiday gift ideas from Florence, Italy.

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Green Line Firenze and Christmas trees in Florence 2022

From December 7 to January 8, 2023, Florence fills with festive ongoings.

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Christmas events in Florence 2022: your guide to the holidays

Take your pick of our ways to embrace festive Florence.

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La Compagnia di Babbo Natale: Santas spreading sunshine

Find out about the charitable endeavours of La Compagnia di Babbo Natale, a foundation helping those in need.

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American International League of Florence Christmas Bazaar

The American International League of Florence hosts their annual charity Christmas market on December 7 and 8.

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Christmas markets in Florence 2022

A list of Christmas markets in Florence to help check off everyone's wish list.

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Need present ideas? Gift Florence!

Destination Florence's gift ideas for the festive season.

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Christmas at Castelfalfi: what’s on

Festive events are organized throughout the month of December.

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Swan Lake returns to Teatro della Pergola

Tchaikovsky's memorable masterpiece is a highlight of the festive period in Florence.

FOOD + WINE

Capon for Christmas

Many will remember the story of Renzo in Alessandro Manzoni’s The Betrothed, who sets off to visit the lawyer Azzeccagarbugli in order to seek advice about resolving the situation regarding ...

NEWS

Christmas in Florence 2021: your guide to the holidays

Christmas in Florence is a magical time of the year when elegant lights illuminate the streets, trees take centre stage in city squares and nativity scenes emphasize the essence of ...

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Christmas kicks off in Florence with official Palazzo Vecchio concert

Yesterday, the Mayor of Florence opened up the Salone dei Cinquecento for the return of the Christmas concert, albeit held at a reduced capacity.         The ReMuTo ...

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Lights, trees and more: Christmas 2021

Christmas in Florence is always a magical time of the year. Here’s the line-up of events organized by the City of Florence in December 2021.     F-Light Festival   ...

FOOD + WINE

Christmas at Ruffino’s Poggio Casciano wine estate

The holiday season is approaching and there’s no better time to explore the hills of Florence as the temperatures dip and winter-warming reds bring colour to our cheeks. Ruffino’s flagship ...

ART + CULTURE

The Christmas wreath

Every year, the first thing I do when preparing for the festive season is to hang a circular Christmas wreath on my front door. I used to make my own ...

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New Year’s Eve in Florence: what’s on

We can’t wait to see the back of 2020 and to see in a happier, more hopeful 2021. Forget the parties and fireworks in the piazzas, instead Florence has devised ...

FOOD + WINE

Holiday food gifts from Tuscany

It’s time to buy Tuscan. Help from across the miles this holiday season by selecting a specialty food gift from the region’s businesses. Here’s The Florentine’s pick of the crop ...

ART + CULTURE

The Yule log

In the days running up to Christmas, many patisseries and bakeries around Florence display a Yule log or, as the French call it, bûche de Noël, in their windows. This ...

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Christmas in Florence: 2019 markets, events and lights

Christmas in Florence is a magical time of the year when elegant lights illuminate the cobblestone streets, trees take centre stage in city squares and nativity scenes emphasize the essence ...

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The gift of Florence

Whether you’ve been here for days, months or years, one thing we can all agree on is that Florence is a beautiful city that everyone should see. This Christmas, why ...

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Christmas in Florence: 2018 events, lights and markets

Christmas in Florence is a magical time of the year when elegant lights illuminate the cobblestone streets, trees take centre stage in city squares and nativity scenes reiterate the essence of the holiday season. This is The Florentine’s guide to Christmas in Florence.

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Nativity creativity: presepi around Tuscany

The most magical time of the year sees Christmas lights dangling, trees adorning piazzas and the return of our favourite holiday markets (mulled wine, anyone?) as we scout for presents. ...

FOOD + WINE

Christmas cocktails in Florence and where to find them

The mover and shaker of Italy’s mixology scene, Florence’s holiday drinks will have you toasting the town all winter long. The truffle one Savini Tartufi Truffle Restaurant, Via Porta Rossa ...

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Torrone: an Italian holiday tradition

At the Christmas Day table, there may be some argument between panettone diehards and pandoro instigators about which cake is better, but few dispute that the gooey white, sticky nougat-type ...

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