During Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations, hills and villages of the Empolese Valdelsa and Montalbano area changes, a thousand different shades colours their characteristic Tuscan identity.
In Christmas holidays in the heart of Tuscany streets of historical centres and ancient walls reflect the coloured lights of the illuminations creating a postcard atmosphere.
There are many initiatives with a Christmas theme and the evocative Via dei Presepi, between Cerreto Guidi, Certaldo and Castelfiorentino is the most famous one: shop windows, bars, corners of the centre and public places become scenic backdrops for the most original representations of the Nativity.
Moreover, in this period, Empoli becomes the capital of Christmas, the initiative “Empoli Città del Natale” transforms the city in Santas’ land: decorations, ice skating rinks and stalls are suitable both for adults and children.
The numerous Christmas markets set up in the various villages of the area are dedicated to local food, wine excellence and craftsmanship traditions, also shows and entertainment for children will take place: from Vinci to Gambassi Terme, from Montelupo Fiorentino to Capraia e Limite.
The Christmas Eve is also the best season to discover or rediscover the many monuments and museums located in the Empolese Valdelsa and Montalbano region that offer exhibitions, visits and special workshops for families.
If many initiatives are organized in the square allowing you to greet the arrival of the new year together, others such as the Cavalcade of the Magi in Fucecchio and the descent of the Befana from the Bell Tower in Empoli are a fitting end to the festivities.
Experience the enchantment of Christmas Holidays in the heart of Tuscany, visit the Empolese Valdelsa and Montalbano region!
Discover all that you can do during the winter in Empolese Valdelsa e Montalbano!