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 a wintertime photo walk.
Check out the elaborate nativity scenes and Christmas decorations of medieval churches.
Shop for handmade holiday gifts among Florence’s Oltrarno craft workshops.
For Renaissance-style festivities, follow the medieval Procession of the Magi parade route.
Ring in the New Year with a Tuscan dinner and gala concert featuring Italian arias.
For a more intimate affair, celebrate New Year’s Eve with a small-group chef’s dinner and Champagne toast on the romantic Ponte Vecchio.
Indulge in Italian comfort food at a Tuscan pasta-making class.
Snag early access to the Uffizi Gallery for a peaceful morning admiring Renaissance art.
Warm up by a wood-fired oven while making authentic pizza.
See the city’s major sights in comfort on a hop-on hop-off bus tour.