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 of laurels, leaves and holly, but now I simply unpack the beautiful wreath I bought at the Christmas market in piazza Santa Croce from its […]
Additional restrictions are being introduced in Italy over the Christmas period in an attempt to ward off a third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. A nationwide lockdown will be in place from December 24 to January 6, with maximum restrictions on and before the main holidays and slightly relaxed measures on workdays during the […]
This Christmas will be very different than usual: no showiness, none of the usual crowds, unfortunately no spending time together, which has always been traditional for the holidays. The pandemic will not call a ceasefire and we cannot afford to make mistakes. Every single thing that could allow the virus […]
Florence glows with much-needed brightness this winter. Mayor Dario Nardella reflected on the importance of pushing ahead with the usual Christmas lights, trees and festival as a “Christmas without lights would be a Christmas without hope”. Describing this year’s Christmas celebrations as “more sombre, more intimate, more reflective”, the going ahead of these […]
Read the revised Covid-19 rules for Christmas in Italy here. New Covid-19 rules will apply throughout Italy for Christmas, starting December 4, in an effort to avoid a third wave. The main measures are tighter restrictions on travel and an extended curfew over the New Year. The decree is currently at an advanced […]
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 of the holiday season. This is The Florentine’s guide to Christmas 2019 in Florence. Christmas lights in Florence They’ve already […]
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.
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 19 FB Savini Tartufi – Firenze The name: Truffle Martini Cocktail The backstory: Noël Coward famously said, “A perfect martini should be made […]