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10 THINGS TO DO IN FLORENCE (DECEMBER 06 - DECEMBER 15)

Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets

late November–late December  • event

Enjoy holiday shopping, Tuscan food, and festive atmosphere

Sienese Pecorino

Sienese Pecorino

November–June • food

Sienese Pecorino produced in Siena is an integral part of the cheesy Italian kingdom

Season of White Truffles

Season of White Truffles

early September–December • food

Florence is blessed with white truffle valleys

Skiing & Snowboarding

Skiing & Snowboarding

December–mid-April • activity

A lovely small ski resort close to Florence—Abetone

Wild Boar Hunting Season

Wild Boar Hunting Season

September–late January • food

Lean wild boar meat best tastes with a fine wine

Christmas Food

Christmas Food

early December–late December • food

Try Tuscany Christmas dainties once – and you will want to spend another Christmas there

Season of Black Truffles

Season of Black Truffles

mid-November–mid-March • food

Black truffle is a special gift given to Italy from mother nature

Ribollita Soup

Ribollita Soup

October–April • food

Inventive Florentines once found a delicious way out of poverty by reboiling soup with staple bread

Olive Harvest

Olive Harvest

late September–late December • food

Olive harvesting and olive oil tasting will make you an expert in olives

25 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Calcio Storico (Calcio Fiorentino)

Calcio Storico (Calcio Fiorentino)

canceledJune 24 • event

54 footballers dressed in ancient costumes give themselves up to the game to glorify their historic distri​cts

Easter Explosion of the Cart (Lo Scoppio del Carro)

Easter Explosion of the Cart (Lo Scoppio del Carro)

out of rangeApril 4, 2021 • event

Easter in Florence is memorable for splendid fireworks display

Carro Matto—New Wine Feast

Carro Matto—New Wine Feast

out of rangeSeptember 25, 2021 • event

Florentines salute “crazy cart” carrying the first 2000 bottles of new wine with much ceremonial

Zucchini Blossom

Zucchini Blossom

out of rangeMay–June • food

Fried zucchini blossoms, stuffed with cheese, is a masterpiece of the Italian cuisine.

Medieval Festival Monteriggioni

Medieval Festival Monteriggioni

unconfirmedJuly 2022 • event

One of the oldest medieval festivals in Italy with dances, music, and traditional crafts

Sunflower Fields

Sunflower Fields

out of rangelate June–early August • nature

These large yellow flowers will please your eye throughout the summer

Castagnaccio Cake

Castagnaccio Cake

out of rangeearly August–late October • food

Indulge yourself with a piece of autumnal cake made of chestnut flour

Festival of the Paper Lanterns:  Festa della Rificolona

Festival of the Paper Lanterns: Festa della Rificolona

canceledSeptember 7 • event

On the eve of the Virgin Mary’s Nativity Florentine streets and balconies are overwhelmed with the lanterns’ light

Notte Bianca Firenze

Notte Bianca Firenze

out of rangeApril 30 • event

At white night the entire Florence stays awake for the whole night until the very sunrise

Rowing

Rowing

out of rangeSeptember–October | April–May • activity

A pair of soulmates with a pair of oars crossing Florence in a boat – a delightful romance

Porcini Season

Porcini Season

out of rangeSeptember–October • food

You will never forget the exquisite flavor of porcini

Rose Gardens

Rose Gardens

out of rangeMay–mid-June • nature

The iconic symbol of passion and love blooms all around Italy

Festa dell'Unicorno (Unicorn Festival)

Festa dell'Unicorno (Unicorn Festival)

out of rangeJuly 23–25, 2021 • event

The biggest fantasy festival in the country

Epiphany – Adoration of the Magi

Epiphany – Adoration of the Magi

out of rangeJanuary 6 • event

Join colorfully-dressed Cavalcade of the Three Wise Men to greet the newly-born Messiah

Orange Blossoms Harvest

Orange Blossoms Harvest

out of rangelate April –early May • activity

Fragrant oils obtained from orange blossoms are widely used in perfumery

Festa di San Giovanni

Festa di San Giovanni

out of rangeJune 24 • event

Saint John’s Day begins with solemn mass followed with the fires of John and Renaissance football

Nespole Fruit Season

Nespole Fruit Season

out of rangeApril • food

Orange juicy loquat fruit was once believed to have magic powers

Pistoia Blues Festival

Pistoia Blues Festival

out of rangeJuly 1, 2021 | July 11, 2021 • event

A famous music festival held at the medieval cathedral square

La Maggiolata Lucignano

La Maggiolata Lucignano

unconfirmedmid/late May 2021 • event

The festival of flowers overwhelms with colors and scents

Florence Marathon (Maratona di Firenze)

Florence Marathon (Maratona di Firenze)

out of rangeNovember 28, 2021 • event

The second biggest race in Italy and one of the most scenic in the world

Carnasciale Games or I Giochi di Carnasciale

Carnasciale Games or I Giochi di Carnasciale

overMay 2019  • event

Once a year a part of Florence goes back to chivalrous times

Birdwatching

Birdwatching

out of rangeMarch–May • activity

Colonies of herons and other birds are nesting in the spring in this bird-watching paradise

Grape Harvest

Grape Harvest

out of rangelate August–early October • activity

Wine tasting will help to relax after intense harvesting activities

Tonno del Chianti

Tonno del Chianti

out of rangeJuly • food

Pork meat cooked in white wine resembles tuna

Truffle Hunting

Truffle Hunting

out of rangeearly October–late November • activity

Spying, dog poisoning, and secret maps – it's an everyday life of a truffle hunter

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