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Christmas 2023
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What’s better than spending Christmas in Florence? Spending the most enchanting period of the year in the Renaissance setting of the Tuscan capital means immersing yourselves in the Christmas atmosphere between the illuminated streets and the Christmas street markets in the heart of Florence, participating in traditional fairs and tastings of the typical products of the festivities.

The Immaculate Conception, on 8 December, officially starts the countdown to Christmas, which is inaugurated by turning on the lights of the traditional Christmas tree, a fir about 10 meters high, generally decorated with white lights and coloured lilies.

The Christmas tree is positioned in the extraordinary setting of Piazza del Duomo, where the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Baptistery of San Giovanni stand in all their Renaissance beauty.

At Christmas, on the churchyard of the Florence Cathedral they also set up the traditional Nativity scene, featuring terracotta statues depicting the Holy Family: the nativity scene is placed near the Christmas tree and remains there until Epiphany.

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Our offer to spend Christmas at the Brunelleschi Hotel in Florence:

Enjoy a magical Christmas and book a dream stay in the heart of Florence at Brunelleschi Hotel, the only one able to amaze you with charm and refinement which, combined with an amazing offer, will open the doors to a fantastic Christmas.


  • One night or more in a room or suite of your choice.
  • Delicious breakfast prepared from our top rated Chefs in the historical Stemma and Liberty Halls.
  • Free high speed wifi.
  • Free access to the fitness area with Technogym equipment.
  • Each day at the Tower Bar we are more than happy to honour our dear Guests with a special cup of delicious Hot Chocolate served with small pastries.
  • Christmas lunch in the fabulous setting of the Brunelleschi Hotel, December 25th, from 12.30 (menus for adults and menus for children).
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Spend Christmas at the Brunelleschi Hotel in Florence

To visit Florence, take advantage of Brunelleschi Hotel’s offer which includes the period between the Immaculate Conception long weekend and Epiphany. Ideal to experience the magic of Florence at Christmas.

Brunelleschi Hotel has been completely renovated and is a stone’s throw away from the Uffizi, the Cathedral, and the shopping streets: via Calzaiuoli, via Tornabuoni, and Ponte Vecchio. This is the ideal location to start discovering the city and get involved in the magical Christmas atmosphere that characterizes Florence.

We will be waiting for you also at the Gourmet Restaurant Santa Elisabetta and Osteria Pagliazza with the Chef’s Christmas menu, which will make you experience magical moments at the table.

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Florence Christmas Market

Christmas in Florence

This is also the period of the year of the classic Christmas street markets in Florence that every year attract thousands of visitors, tourists and citizens alike.

The Christmas street markets are an excellent opportunity to buy characteristic gifts for friends and relatives, choosing among the many products available including Florentine and Tuscan food and wine delicacies.

All this while spending the Christmas holidays pampered by the comforts that Brunelleschi Hotel offers its guests.

Christmas shopping
Christmas street market in Piazza Santa Croce

Not to be missed is the Christmas street market in Piazza Santa Croce, the German-inspired Christmas street market ‘Weihnachtsmarkt’ characterized by the typical wooden houses where you can buy handicrafts and food from all over Europe and where you will have the opportunity to taste typical specialties from all over the Old World.

Want to enjoy some Christmas shopping?
Here are the opening hours of the shops downtown:

  • from 10 am to 7 pm every day (on Sundays, only some open in the afternoon);
  • department stores and food supermarkets are open from 10 am to 9 pm (8 pm on holidays).
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