Holiday Events and Travel Tips in Florence

Events, Travel Tips, What's New — By katiegreenaway on November 23, 2011 at 11:24 am
Florence is starting to put up the lights for the Christmas season already and soon they will be shining bright. As the month of December draws closer these city lights will be lit every night. A sight to see. Especially if you take a stroll down Via dei Calzaiuoli towards Piazza della Signoria the lights will entice you to take out your camera and capture that perfect shot of your loved ones.

Buon Natale! 🙂

Tis the time of the year for the Christmas festivals to begin. My favorite part of the year in Florence. The most famous one is located in Piazza Santa Croce. The Weihnachtsmarkt Christmas Market is by far my favorite. The market goes on through the whole month of December and merchandise is incredible. Most of the products reign from Germany and Europe. They sell many handmade items as well clothes and handbags and you can find traditional German delicacies to munch on while strolling through the market. The atmosphere really puts you into the holiday spirit. It starts on the 3rd – 21st of December in Piazza Santa Croce, open from 10am-8pm every day.

Weihnachtsmarkt Christmas Market

As for the weather in Florence during December it can be quite cold. The wind from the hills surrounding Florence can really bring a chill up your spine. Remember to pack a couple scarves, a hat and gloves. Last year around the 18th of December it snowed a lot (for Florence). And the city came to a complete stop. So be aware if you are traveling by car and it starts to snow you might want to rethink driving around in the snow.

Snow in Piazza della Signoria 18/12/10

Are you coming to Florence for the Holidays?

Photo Credit: Katie Greenaway, Snow in Piazza

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