December is a wonderful time of year to be visiting the beautiful Italian city of Florence. Throughout the period leading up to Christmas and New Year, Florence boasts an exciting selection of special activities and events to keep the whole family entertained whilst getting all into the festive spirit.
If you are currently planning your visit, you could book your accommodation in Florence on the Venere website. With this in mind, here is our guide to some of Florence’s magical festive events.
The “Gran Concerto di Fine Anno”
Each New Year’s Eve Florence’s celebrated Piazza della Signoria comes to life through the hosting of a fabulous concert. This open-air party features world-class musicians performing beautiful and suggestive arias from some of Italy’s favourite operas.
The Chiostro Grande in Santa Maria Novella
This December the fabulous Chiostro Grande is set to welcome visitors from all around the world during a number of exciting and festive extraordinary openings. The stunning architecture is sure to impress alongside the complex’s many frescoes.
Musei da Favola
This charming children’s museum is offering children of all ages the chance to creatively explore Florence’s artistic and archaeological wonders on the 7th of December. Be sure to book online beforehand to avoid disappointment.
This December Florence’s Auditorium del Duomo will play host to two phenomenal performances of Verdi’s La Traviata on the 6th and the 29th of the month. Tickets to see this romantic tragedy vary in price and can be purchased online.
“Concerto di Natale del Maggio”
Florence’s renowned opera house boasts an annual unforgettable Christmas concert held on the 23rd of December. The concert programme includes a vast number of talented artists including the opera house’s very own orchestra and talented sopranos.
The Fierucolina Christmas Fair
This Florentine association will be holding an unmissable festive fair on the 21st of December in piazza della Santissima Annunziata. Visitors we have the opportunity to sample an array of delicious regional produce in a warm and welcoming ambience whilst joining in with the Christmas celebrations.
There is so much to see and do in Florence during the festive period that you and your loved ones will no doubt be spoilt for choice during your winter break. It’s precisely for this reason that we advise planning your itinerary beforehand to ensure that you make the most out of your sensational Florentine vacation.