Ricciarelli biscuits, one of Italy’s favourite Christmas treats

It wouldn’t be Christmas in Italy without Ricciarelli biscuits. In Tuscany and all around Italy typical Chrismas treats fill the shelves of pasticcerie and supermarkets, from panettone to buttery pandoro to chocolate covered torrone. But though Ricciarelli end up on tables all over Italy, they are very much a Tuscan delicacy. These soft almond paste biscuits… Read more »

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Christmas in Tuscany – Top Christmas markets and traditions

Get into the Christmas spirit in Tuscany! The trees are lit, markets are set up and parties prepared, and the atmosphere is wonderfully festive. But it’s more than just lighthearted fun. This is a place where traditions are honoured and Christmas has plenty of its own. If you travel to Tuscany at this time of… Read more »

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Top 5 things to do at Christmas in Tuscany

Visit a Christmas Market. See the glittering lights in Florence. Attend a special festival dedicated to Nativity scenes. And try out all the festive treats while you’re at it. These are our top things to do at Christmas in Tuscany. Buon Natale! Christmas, as the saying goes, is a very special time of year. And… Read more »

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Why we love Tuscany in Winter

There are many reasons to love Tuscany in Winter. Winter is when favourite destinations like Florence and Siena are at their best. When the cobbled streets of Medieval hilltop towns and hamlets are truly atmospheric. Various seasonal treats appear during Christmas. And then, during February, there is the carnival period full of festivals and spectacular… Read more »

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December in Florence – A festival of lights and Christmas markets

Florence always puts on a radiant show in December. From the Christmas atmosphere on the streets, to the glittering shop windows and sparkling decorations around the city centre. But there’s much more than just twinkly christmas lights to enjoy. During the month of December a very special show illuminates Florence’s landmarks, and the Christmas market… Read more »

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See the best of Florence this Christmas

For anyone who wants to see the best of Florence this Christmas, here’s an illuminating look at all festive delights the city has to offer. At this special time of year, Florence goes for broke. Christmas decorations light up the streets and shop windows. The Christmas Market gives Santa Croce Square a different twist. And the… Read more »

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