Florence: Christmas and New Year’s Events

Christmas Market (Il Mercato di Natale) in Piazza Santa Croce November 28 to December 16, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Forty-nine exhibitors from 13 European countries will be selling their wares: Christmas decorations from Germany, reindeer furs from Finland, typical sweets from Austria, China-bone from England, dolls and glass from Hungary and amber from Poland.Ice Skating in Piazza della Libertà …

The Vatican’s Christmas Tree

A 100-foot tall fir tree from Italy’s South Tyrol was put into place in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican today. The Christmas tree will be decorated with 2,000 balls and officially lit on the afternoon of Dec. 14th. There’s also a life-size nativity scene in place in the square.   Hundreds of people gather in St. Peter’s Square on …

New Year’s in Venice: San Clemente Palace

Venice seems like the perfect place to ring in 2008. If a New Year’s trip is in your plans, consider the two-night New Year’s Package at Venice’s San Clemente Palace. This package for two people includes: two nights accommodations between December 30th and January 1st   an upgrade to the next highest category of room   daily buffet breakfast   …

Looking for Venice Christmas Cards?

Yes, boys and girls, it is just about that time of year…I was in Target this evening, purchasing a Halloween costume. If you must know, it was for me. Apparently, even thirty-somethings go to Halloween parties…Anyway, the aisles just next to the Halloween items were filling with all kinds of Christmas products. Come November 1, the holiday bonanza will be …

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