The Christmas market in Florence fills one of the most beautiful squares of the city, Piazza Santa Croce, which overlooks the beautiful Gothic Franciscan church that holds immense works of art (frescoes by Giotto and Taddeo Gaddi, Cappella de’ Pazzi by Brunelleschi, tomb of Leonardo Bruni of Rossellini, Crucifix by Cimabue), and the tombs of Michelangelo and Galileo Galilei.
All the historical center of Florence is one of the world heritage sites of UNESCO.
FLORENCE CHRISTMAS MARKETS
Dates of the Christmas Market 2016:
30 November – 18 December 2016 (Piazza Santa Croce)
1) Christmas Market in Piazza Santa Croce (Mercatino di Natale Tedesco – Weihnachtsmarkt). The marketplace of Florence continues the tradition of the classic Christmas markets in Germany, in the magnificent setting of the Piazza Santa Croce is in fact recreated a traditional Christmas village with wooden chalets and many decorations and illuminations.
The exhibitors, who are over 50, have items for the Nativity and Christmas decorations, gift ideas, but many are also proposals for the palate with exhibitors from all over Italy offering their typical products.
A portion of the market also offers typical German products of Christmas as gingerbread, and sweets like strudel. In the square is also a beautiful carousel for children.
Opening: 30 November – 18 December 2016. Opening Hours: every day from 10.00 to 22.00. The Sunday, December 18 from 10.00 to 20.00.
2) Fierucola dell’Immacolata in Piazza SS. Annunziata. Organic products and handicrafts.
Opening: 8 December 2016. Opening Hours: from 9.00 to 20.00.
3) Fierucolina di Natale in piazza Santo Spirito. Crafts and Christmas items.
Opening: 18 December 2016. Opening Hours: from 9.00 to 19.00.
4) Florence Creativity.it – Fatto a mano in Italia. Exhibition dedicated to handicrafts hand made where you will find gift ideas for your Christmas. At the Fortezza da Basso, Viale Strozzi in Florence.
Opening: 27 October – 30 October 2016. Opening Hours: every days from 9,30 to 19,00.