While most would agree that Tuscany is a great destination for a vacation at any time of the year, there are several reasons why you may want to visit this part of Italy for Christmas.
For one, there are the many great festive events held in the region – but there’s much more on offer too, which is why Tuscany could be the ideal place to visit if you’re looking to have a special Christmas this year.
What to do in Tuscany in December
There are plenty of things to see and do on a normal trip, but if you’re visiting this festive season, here are just a few of the things you may want to consider doing:
Check out some of the Christmas events
Most towns in Tuscany will have their own events going on, giving you the chance to experience the wonderful holiday atmosphere for yourself no matter where you stay. Even though you could enjoy the unique culture here during a vacation at any time of the year, immersing yourself in all that a traditional Italian Christmas has to offer can be truly spectacular.
Northern Italy generally has a number of traditional Christmas festivities, but for some of the more popular hotspots (and therefore some of the best events in the region), be sure to take a look at what’s on offer in towns like Pistoia, Florence, and Siena.
Christmas markets in Tuscany
While Tuscany plays host to a number of stores that you could shop in, many would agree that it is well worth taking a look at what some of the local Christmas markets have to offer. In most cases, you’ll be able to learn more about the traditions, try some Italian Christmas food and drink, and more – so be sure to take a look around one of these fairs if you get the chance.
New Year celebrations
There’s more to experience after Christmas too – and if you plan to stay for New Year, you may want to see what events and traditions are happening in the area. Both tourists and locals can take part in the fun to be had at a street festival, so be sure to stay if you want to experience a unique way to celebrate the New Year.
The beauty of Tuscany
There may be plenty to do during the festive season, but don’t forget that there’s so much more that makes the region interesting all year round. In general, people come to Tuscany for the art, wine, and even architecture.
You’re likely to discover that the traditions of Christmas in Italy and the culture of Tuscany fit perfectly together, so why not visit for a special festive vacation?