Things to Do in Florence this Winter
With mild weather and a lull in visitors, wintertime in Florence offers a chance to explore the birthplace of the Renaissance in peace. Decorated churches sparkle with Italian holiday spirit, while comforting Tuscan cuisine and cappuccino are just a café away on chilly days. Here’s how to celebrate the season.
Capture the city’s festive holiday lights on awintertime photo walk.
Check out the elaboratenativity scenes and Christmas decorationsof medieval churches.
Shop for handmade holiday gifts amongFlorence’s Oltrarno craft workshops.
For Renaissance-style festivities, follow the medievalProcession of the Magiparade route.
Ring in the New Year with aTuscan dinner and gala concert featuring Italian arias.
For a more intimate affair, celebrate New Year’s Eve with asmall-group chef’s dinnerand Champagne toast on the romantic Ponte Vecchio.
Indulge in Italian comfort food at aTuscan pasta-making class.
Snag earlyaccess to the Uffizi Galleryfor a peaceful morning admiring Renaissance art.
Warm up by a wood-fired oven whilemaking authentic pizza.
See the city’s major sights in comfort on ahop-on hop-off bus tour.