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Christmas time in Florence

The Weihnachtsmarkt - German Christmas market - is back from November 19 to December 18 in the City of Florence! Located as tradition in piazza Santa Croce , it will bring to the city the typical scents and flavours of Christmas time, with artistic handicrafts and traditional food from all over Europe. An opportunity to taste tempting gastronomic specialties, warm up with delicious hot drinks and browse among the stalls in search of original gift ideas and handmade Christmas decorations.

Christmas also means winter sports and here in Florence children and adults will have the opportunity to ice-skate all around the big fountain in the gardens of Fortezza da Basso and visit the Florence Ice Village with its Christmas Market. Just besides the ice-skating rink is the Ferris wheel, which was very appreciated last year for the amazing view of the entire city! And the wheel itself, so full of bright lights, is an amazing view from different spots of the city. The Ice Village opens from December 2 to January 15.

Traditionally, we have to wait until December 8 Christmas to see the center of the city full of lights and decorations and the Christmas trees popping up across the city. The most impressive is the one of piazza Duomo, just in front of the crib; more Christmas trees in piazza della Repubblica, in the courtyard of Palazzo Vecchio and in the courtyard of Palazzo Medici Riccardi.