Christmas Events in Tuscany

Our friend Pamela Sheldon Johns writes about her experiences celebrating the holidays in Tuscany in our free Christmas in Italy guide. For those traveling to Toscana this holiday season, she highlights some special holiday events in and around Montepulciano:

  • Montepulciano: Natale alle Logge Christmas market and fair featuring artisanal food and wine products and crafts from the area.
  • Abbadia di San Salvatore, near Montalcino: Fiaccole di Natale, a procession of candles and torches on Christmas Eve.
  • Montepulciano: concerts, tastings, program still in development, Many of the local churches have concerts, such as Pienza on December 27th.
  • Chianciano Terme: “La Dolce Vita,” a variety of concerts, dancing, shows, thermal offers, and shopping. Program still in development.
  • Montepulciano: Planetario Poliziano – projection of an image like that which the wise men saw. December 21 at 9 p.m., or December 27 and January 5 at 5 p.m.
  • Several spectacular presepi (nativity scenes), including an amazing living nativity that you walk through in nearby Pozzuolo.

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