Christmas in Tuscany
Are you thinking about celebrating Christmas in Tuscany? Casa Verniano is an excellent base to fully enjoy the Christmas celebrations throughout the region and immerse yourself in a warm and welcoming atmosphere during one of the most beautiful times of the year. In our family-run estate, you can experience a Christmas surrounded by nature and the most authentic rural Tuscany. In addition to our comfortable and cozy apartments, equipped with all the amenities, you’ll have access to our restaurant, offering dishes from the regional tradition. Our kitchen boasts some of the finest local products, from cheeses to jams, to the cold cuts we produce on our own estate, and much more. Don’t miss the opportunity for a unique Christmas – book now!
Christmas in Tuscany: 5 Unmissable Tips
As the Christmas season approaches, what could be more enchanting than celebrating Christmas in Tuscany? It’s a unique experience where art cities transform into magical settings, adorned with glittering decorations that paint a picturesque scene. Villages dress up for the occasion, welcoming visitors with picturesque markets and charming nativity scenes inside the most captivating churches.
Among the many suggestions to make your Christmas in Tuscany unforgettable, here are 5 typically regional activities not to be missed for an authentic and evocative experience. Celebrating Christmas in Tuscany with these tips will add a truly original touch to this special holiday. Immerse yourself in the authentic atmosphere of winter festivities with these unique experiences.
Florence, a Must for Christmas in Tuscany
Enchanting Lights in Florence: The Tuscan capital lights up with enchanting lights, transforming the streets into a true spectacle of lights and colors. An evening stroll through the city center during this time will take you into an enchanted world, wrapped in Christmas magic. And that’s not all. On December 7th, Christmas will be celebrated with the traditional lighting of the Christmas trees in the historic center and neighborhoods of the city. In Piazza della Repubblica, the charity event in favor of the Meyer pediatric hospital will return with Santa’s cottage welcoming all the children who come. Also, don’t miss the show of the Befane on January 6th, organized by Confcommercio and Edilizia Acrobatica. On that occasion, starting at 11:30, you can witness the Befane descending from the arch of the square and along the facade of the Rinascente.
Christmas in Siena, What Not to Miss
Craft Markets in Siena: For a truly special gift, dive into the craft markets of Siena. Here, you’ll find handmade artworks, unique jewelry, and artisan creations that tell the story and tradition of Tuscany. A perfect opportunity to find the ideal gift for your loved ones. The markets in the famous Piazza del Campo are particularly famous, taking place this year on December 2nd and 3rd. Also, don’t miss the appointments with the Christmas market taking place between Piazza Matteotti, Piazza Gramsci, and Viale XXV Aprile and the Christmas market of garden hobbyists in the Gardens of Lizza, held on January 8th and 7th from 10:00 to 20:00, and also on December 24th and 31st from 10:00 to 16:00, and on December 25th and 26th and January 1st from 16:00 to 20:00.
Of great importance for the city are the celebrations for the feast of Santa Lucia, whose fair traditionally takes place in Piazza del Campo on December 13th all day. Finally, we also propose the Showcooking with tasting and the market of products from the didactic farm organized by the Ricasoli professional institute. This last event will take place on Saturday, December 16th, from 11:00 to 16:00 between the Cortile del Podestà and Piazza del Campo. With all these events, spending Christmas in Tuscany has never been so exciting!
Other Activities for Your Holidays
- Historical Nativities in San Gimignano: San Gimignano transforms into a living nativity, with historical sets that take you back in time. During the holidays, the cobbled streets come to life with traditional performances, providing a unique and engaging experience for the whole family.
- Traditional Dinners in Lucca: Savor the authentic flavors of Tuscany with traditional dinners in Lucca. Restaurants offer special menus prepared with local ingredients and recipes passed down from generation to generation. An opportunity to delight your palate with the typical flavors of the region and spend a Christmas in Tuscany dedicated to taste.
- Truffle Hunting in Pisa: If you love authentic flavors, you can’t miss adding a touch of luxury to your holidays by participating in a truffle hunt in Pisa. Guided by expert truffle hunters, venture into the picturesque Tuscan countryside in search of the precious truffle. A gourmet experience that makes your Christmas in Tuscany truly special.
A Unique Opportunity for an Unforgettable Experience
Celebrate your Christmas in Tuscany, where every tradition becomes a precious memory, and every corner transforms into a work of art. Discover the magic of winter festivities in this splendid region and create unforgettable memories with your loved ones. And don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to be our guests at Casa Verniano! Book your apartment or traditional lunch at this number 0577 908295 or learn more about our estate at this link.