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Mini Guide to Winter Activities in Tuscany

Winter in TuscanyTuscany region is charming all year round, the wintertime is not an exception. The weather conditions in winter are quite good, snows only in mountainous areas, and by the sea often it is possible to enjoy the gentle sun. Furthermore, the region is less visited by tourists, which means less queues in the museums and other Tuscan highlights. For those who do not know what to do in Tuscany during the cold season, we have a mini guide to winter activities in Tuscany.

Christmas markets in Tuscany. All the big and small towns of Tuscany organize each year charming Christmas market. The most famous among them is „Weinachtsmarkt“ market in Florence, Santa Croce square. Read more about Christmas markets in Tuscany HERE.

Christmas Holiday in Tuscany. Christmas in Tuscany is full of joyous crowd‘s bustle, christmas markets, cribs and melting “Pandora“ cake. And the smaller town is, the more its streets look like a fairy tale and Christmas spirit is in the air! By the way, do not forget to pre-book plane ticket, hotel room and place for the Christmas dinner!

New Year‘s Eve in Florence. Traditionally, on the New Year‘s Eve in Florence two open-air concerts are organized. In Piazza della Signoria square free a concert of classical music is held (between 23:00 and 1:00 a.m.), In Piazza della Stazione a free contemporary music is held. If you do not want to stay outside the whole night, you can visit some parties organized by most fashionable clubs.

Thermal baths and spas in Tuscany. Tuscany can be proud not only of thousands of artistic treasures, but also of thermal baths and spas. These therapeutic waters are one of the most important reasons to visit Tuscany in the winter time and enjoy the pleasures of Tuscan thermal spas. Read more about Thermal baths and spas in Tuscany HERE.

Carnivals in Tuscany. When the bustle of Christmas and New Year‘s Eve ends, a joyous carnival period in Tuscany, marked by colored confetti, traditional sweets and, of course, mummers, begins. Read more about the most famous Tuscan carnival HERE.

Best museums of Tuscany. Sometimes to see the most famous attractions of Tuscany during the summer time can be a bit tricky. The queues in front of the Uffizi museum, the Leaning Tower of Pisa or the Giotto’s Bell Tower are very long and it may take one-two hours to get inside. That’s why winter is the best time to avoid annoying queues and to visit the “must see” Tuscan attractions.

Valentine‘s Day in Florence. Florence is the perfect city to spend a romantic weekend with your beloved. Unforgettable dinner with a view of the Ponte Vecchio bridge, romantic walk in the city center and Renaissance stile luxurious hotel room. What could be more romantic than Valentine’s Day in Florence?

Shopping in Tuscany. Every year in January in Italy begins the great winter sale. It is important that the outlets in offer really great deals on brand clothes, shoes, bags and many more articles. Read more about shopping in Tuscany HERE.

Skiing in Tuscany. When you think of holidays Tuscany, you imagine Duomo of Florence, smooth hills of Val D’Orcia, leaning tower of Pisa, wine yards of Chianti. And, we are sure, you don’t imagine snowy winter and skiing in Tuscany. Is it possible to ski here? Yes, it is. Read more about skiing in Tuscany HERE.

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