Things to Do in Tuscany During the Festive Season
by Tours of Tuscany
While Tuscany may be a great destination to visit any time of year, most would agree that there are a number of reasons why this region is a great location to visit for a Christmas vacation.
With a plethora of events, delicious foods to try, the beautiful decorations, and more (as well as a unique, traditional touch), it’s not hard to see why so many people from around the globe choose to spend the festive season here.
Why visit Tuscany this Christmas?
Many people decide to experience a range of things that this part of Italy has to offer during the festive season, including:
A variety of events
From the great food here, to traditional Christmas festivals; you’re likely to find that most towns will have a number of events for you to check out. Keep in mind that, while the culture and beauty alone makes Tuscany a great place to visit any time of year. The magic of Christmas only makes this region even more exciting.
Most towns will have a number of events going on during December, so you may want to do a little research ahead of time to see what’s available and where. For some of the best festivities Tuscany has to offer, you may want to consider visiting towns such as Siena, Pistoia, and Florence.
The Christmas markets
Northern Italy has a range of traditional Christmas markets – but the towns of Tuscany have a number of great markets of their own during the festive season, too.
While you could do all your Christmas shopping in stores, you may have a more rewarding experience if you choose to visit one of the many local markets in the region instead. From tasting some traditional Tuscan Christmas food and drinks, to shopping for gifts. You’re sure to find something you like if you visit one of the festive markets in this part of Italy during your vacation.
Events of the New Year
There are a number of festivities before and after New Year as well – so you may want to stay a little longer for your vacation to experience a traditional Tuscan New Year celebration. In general, towns will plan concerts and street festivals, often with plenty of things for both tourists and locals to enjoy on the itinerary.
The magic of Tuscany
Tuscany is a great place to visit if you’re looking for something different this Christmas – but the region has plenty to offer on its own. Traditional food and architecture are just two of the reasons why so many individuals choose to visit this part of Italy year-round.
While there is a lot to enjoy in Tuscany during any season, most would agree that the traditions of the area can make for a truly special Christmas vacation.