What to do at christmas in florence

What to do during the Christmas holidays

If you are looking for ideas on what to do at Christmas in Florence you are in the right place. Here are some suggestions:

– Visit the markets in various places of the city on different days of the week;
– Go see the Christmas tree in Piazza del Duomo and the Nativity of the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore in the churchyard of the Cathedral, a reproduction with beautiful terracotta statues Impruneta life-size handmade;  
– Walks along the shopping streets of the historic centre, especially in Via de’ Calzaiuoli, Via de’ Tornabuoni, Via degli Strozzi, Via della Vigna Nuova or Ponte Vecchio;
– Go ice skating at the Parterre (Piazza della Libertà), or at the Obihall, in the former area Kontiki (South Florence);
– Participate in religious celebrations, at Mass on Christmas Eve in the churches of Florence;
– If you want to visit the museums, attention please, because most of them are closed the 25th  December and 1st January, in addition to their usual closing day (often on Mondays);
– Wait for the New Year in one of the main squares of Florence with concerts of pop music (at the Cascine), classical music (Piazza della Signoria) and the Gospel (Piazza Santissima Annunziata);
– Attend the commemoration in costume of arrival and delivery of the gifts in the “Journey of the Magi”.


4 April 2016