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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 ...

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 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 ...

THINGS TO DO

Christmas gift guide for Florence lovers

From books to candles, experiences to wine, here’s The Florentine’s pick of the presents this holiday season for the Florence lovers in your life.       Glowing     ...

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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 ...

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 ...

COMMUNITY

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 ...

THINGS TO DO

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 ...

FOOD + WINE

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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Giving back this Christmas in Florence

The biggest gift any of us can give is one that makes a difference. Whether it’s a donation to an association, buying presents at a charity bazaar or volunteering our time in a meaningful way, make this Christmas time in Florence a happier one for those in need.

ART + CULTURE

Museum opening times Christmas 2017 in Florence

Visit Florence’s city museums for longer this holiday season thanks to additional and extended opening hours effective until January 6, 2018.

ART + CULTURE

The origins of Tombola

Traditionally, Christmas Day is a family occasion in Italian households when all members, from elderly grandparents to newly born babies, gather around the table. After lunch, when the dishes have ...

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Merry Mugello: Christmas traditions

Every year at Christmas, the Mugello turns on the lights and lights up the fireplaces in every house. Advent brings charming Christmas markets to the Alto Mugello, where the snow ...

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Top Christmas markets in Tuscany for 2016

Excitement has begun to seep into the air as people gear up for “the most wonderful time of the year”. During the Christmas season, every Tuscan town comes alive, flaunting ...

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The man behind the red suit

Every Christmas village needs a Santa, even in a small southern Tuscan town where not so long ago that job was filled by another senior citizen. In the years before ...

FOOD + WINE

Easy Christmas canapés

Christmas doesn’t have to be a season of slaving away in the kitchen, spending hours basting your bird or slow boiling your stock for cappelletti pasta. What I love about ...

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Christmas markets in Tuscany in 2015

It’s finally that time of year when shop windows begin to glisten, fireplaces start to glow, and holiday cards from back home start filling up your mailbox. But if you are far away from familiar traditions this Christmas, you need not feel nostalgic about the festivities you may

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My Tuscan Christmas at home in the Valdisieve

To this day, my mother-in-law still talks about the tacchinella and my mum about the tortellini served in salty broth—my lasting memory of Christmas in Tuscany? Total exhaustion at cooking (and interpreting) for my extended family.   Flying during the festive season just isn’t

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