Tag Archives: natale

holiday hack: florentine christmas traditions

Florence during Christmas is wondrous, magical, sparkly, etc, etc, etc. It’s also a little weird. If you didn’t grow up in Florence, or Italy for that matter, it’s only natural to wonder what’s up with the witches everywhere. Or how about the men walking around in tights? And why are there oranges in the Christmas […]

Christmas in Florence by bigmico via Flickr

upcoming events: december 2014

Due to our trip last week (and wow, what a trip!), we’re a bit behind on our events post this month. We’re hoping the early twinkling of Christmas lights has distracted you for the first few days, and now we’ve got a month full of festivities (below and on the calendar) to keep you feeling merry […]

walking tour: christmas in florence

When I was four I saw Miracle on 34th Street for the first time. I decided then and there that surely nothing could be more magical than New York City at Christmastime. Over the next twenty years of watching holiday romantic comedies I wove an elaborate NYC holiday fantasy that involved ice-skating at Rockefeller Center, Christmas shopping […]

Christmas in Florence at Night by mookiefl, on Flickr

upcoming events: december 2012

Tis the season! Well, technically it’s still the rainy season, but soon Florence will emerge much drier and brighter. Twinkling lights strung above city streets and a full array of free events will help you get into the holiday spirit. How best to celebrate? We have some suggestions: Weihnachtsmarkt Piazza Santa Croce is ready to […]