In Florence the traditional atmosphere of the holiday season officially begins at the beginning of December with the presentation of the traditional Christmas markets. The event is accompanied by a series of other Christmas themed events and activities not to be missed, if you are in the city of Florence during the Christmas holidays in 2015.
Christmas holidays 2015 in Florence: German markets dates and times.
This year from the 2nd to 20th December 2015 (dates and times: every day from 10am to 10pm) returns the much loved Weihnachtsmarkt, the traditional German Christmas market in the magnificent setting of Piazza Santa Croce. As every year, the center of the square is filled with the renowned colorful log cabins fitted with lights and Christmas decorations. In addition to decorations, items for the nativity scene and gift ideas, the promenade through the German chalet offers the opportunity to undertake a tasting journey among the delicacies and traditional products from Italy and many other European nations.
Christmas holidays 2015 in Florence: Piazza Immacolata
If you spend the holidays of the Immaculate Conception in Florence, as well as the unmissable markets, we suggest that you participate at the lighting of the big Christmas tree located in Piazza del Duomo: this event is considered a real ceremony as it involves the participation the mayor and other small connected events. Always in pizza del Duomo, every year the Nativity scene of the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore is put on display; from 8th December until January 6th where it is possible to relive the moment of the Nativity through beautiful terracotta statues that are placed on the cathedral square.
Christmas holidays 2015 in Florence: markets and typical tastings
For those who prefer to leave the city, the outskirts of Florence offer many other opportunities for entertainment, including traditional Christmas markets and activities to discover the traditions of Tuscany: the village fair of Marradi, in the Mugello, atasting of delicacies and local crafts; or traditional markets and Christmas events held in Empoli, Firenzuola, Fucecchio and many others.
Christmas holidays 2015 in Florence: Hotel stays and offers
The ideal holiday, other than a pleasant journey to discover the local beauties, also requires a respectable stay. Throughout the 2015 Christmas period you can take advantage of Villa Tolomei Hotel & Resort’s special offers, to enjoy a holiday in Florence relaxing and in full comfort:
The offer “8th December Special“, allows you to spend 2 nights in a superior room category with morning breakfast and in addition one tasting dinner and refund of the Uffizi Gallery tickets;
The promotion “Autumn“, valid until December 20th, which in addition to a 2-night stay offers a tasting dinner for 2 persons based on traditional Tuscan dishes; whereas guests who book a 3 night stay of will receive one complimentary tasting dinner for 2 persons as well as the Uffizi ticket refund;
Last and not least, the promotion “Christmas in Florence” which includes two nights with breakfast, lunch or dinner on 25th December and a surprise gift reserved for the younger members of the family.More information about our hotel and its special Christmas offers can be found on www.villatolomeihotel.it