Christmas Markets in Tuscany

Christmas Markets in Tuscany – inspired by the Classicvacationrental.com Trip 

We just returned from a wonderful visit to Italy to find new #Villas in Tuscany, as well as apartments in Rome and Florence, already the Christmas decorations were popping up in the shops of Florence, San Gimignano, Volterra, Arezzo to name a few we saw. We have put together a list for you of wonderful Christmas markets in Tuscany

Christmas window in Arezzo, Tuscany.

In Florence, the Weihnachtsmarkt, a German word that means Christmas market, has come to Santa Croce Square from the #ChristkindlMarkt of  Heidelberg .

This Christmas market in Florence has stands selling decorations for Christmas trees and homes, Christmas cakes such as Stollen accompanied by the the wonderful warm Glühwein (mulled wine); (recipe #stollen, #gluhwein next post) visitors will enjoy not only Christmas food but also German specialties (especially wurst and sauerkraut) at Santa Croce Square from the 27th of November to the 19th of December. Continue reading

Christmas in Italy

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Christmas time in Italy can be wonderful, and while they don’t really decorate the cypress trees on this famous winding road, it was great fun to imagine what they would look like.  Florence in winter is lovely , far fewer tourists, some great cosy restaurants to find, the food markets full of hearty fare; the museums easy to access. Rome too is lovely in winter, warmer than Florence, well worth visiting when the tourist count is down, wander through the streets off the Piazza Farnese and discover new artisans and interesting window displays. We can tell you more when we talk.  Meanwhile – I wish all of you a lovely holiday season with family and friends.