The most beautiful Christmas markets in southern Tuscany
Information on dates and times of the Christmas markets between Valdorcia and Val di Chiana
What to do during the Christmas holidays in Tuscany? Do you love to discover a different Christmas market every year and have not yet visited Chianciano Terme during the Christmas holidays? In this article we will talk about the best Christmas markets near Chianciano Terme.
The Christmas markets in Montepulciano
What to see at Christmas in Montepulciano during the Christmas period? Well, maybe you don't know, but the largest Christmas market in Central Italy is in Montepulciano . The whole medieval village will be festively decorated for the occasion and there will be numerous and characteristic wooden houses. The central square of Montepulciano, Piazza Grande will be the hub of the Christmas markets, as well as all the surrounding streets, where local delicacies and local wines such as Nobile and Rosso di Montepulciano will warm your body.
Imagine a Renaissance village with architectural references to the Etruscan and Roman eras, with the effigy of the Medici family, which for the occasion will be enveloped in a magical atmosphere that only Christmas can offer.
Days and opening hours of the markets of Montepulciano 2021
The markets of Montepulciano are present on 20 , 21 , 27and November 28, 2021 . In December, however, the markets are available from 4 to 12 December and from 18 December to 6 January 2022 . The opening hours are always from 10:30 to 19:30 . On December 25th the markets of Montepulciano are open only in the afternoon. Remember that the Green Pass is mandatory to access the Montepulciano Christmas Markets. Furthermore, it will be mandatory to wear a mask inside the historic center of Montepulciano.
The Castle of Santa Claus in Montepulciano
What to do at Christmas in Montepulciano with children? Well, you can't miss a visit to the Castle of Santa Claus, located in the medieval fortress of Montepulciano , which is located in Piazza Grande. In this majestic fortress, inhabited for the occasion by elves , young and old can visit the magical kitchen , the study, the bedroom, the elves' bedrooms, the winter garden where the reindeer rest, get on the magical sled , take a ride on the docile phony , and meet Santa Claus for the usual letter.
Information about the entrance to the Castle of Santa Claus in Montepulciano
To enter Santa Claus Castle you need a ticket , which can also be purchased online on vivaticket .
The Castle is open on 20 , 21 , 27and November 28, 2021 . In December, however, the markets are available from 4 to 12 December, from 18 to 24 December, 26 December and 6 January every day from 10:30 to 19:00 . From December 27th to January 6th 2022 , however, only the afternoon opening is scheduled from 2.30 pm to 7.00 pm . The Castle will be closed at Christmas , December 25th.
The Christmas markets in Arezzo
Other Christmas markets near Chianciano Terme? The most beautiful and largest Tyrolean markets in Italy are in Arezzo. In this town less than an hour from Chianciano Terme, thirty-two wooden houses offer you beers and typical Northern European and local products to spend carefree Christmas moments with the family. The Arezzo Christmas market is held in Piazza Grande , the main square of the Arezzo province.
There will be andspouses from Tyrol , Germany and Austria. Artisans, wood carvers, sculptors but also potters will offer blown and hand-painted Christmas balls, plates, objects, fabrics, artifacts, figurines related to the Nativity, angels, music boxes and houses with Nordic landscapes.
This year there are numerous activities, such as the Lego Christmas market that we tell you below.
Information on admission to the Christmas Markets of Arezzo
To enter the Arezzo Christmas Markets it is necessary to have the Green Pass.
The Christmas Markets of Arezzo are open to free admission , open from 3 to 12 December , from 17 to 19 and from 24 to 26 December 2021, from 10:00 to 21:00 .
Christmas Brick Arezzo - The Lego Village in Arezzo
The Lego event that all fans were waiting for, a Christmas village made of Lego with special thematic exhibitions and events: Star Wars, Technic, Lego Vintage, Friends and the chance to build your own Lego and take it home.
The Lego Village in Arezzo is open on 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26 December from 10 to 18. The entrance fee is € 5.
The Christmas markets in Siena
Are you interested in the Sienese Christmas markets? Not sure what to do at Christmas near Siena? We will give you an idea. The 14th edition of the “Mercato nel Campo ” takes place this year in the evocative and very famous Piazza del Campo. This re-enactment of the "Great Market" which took place every week in the times of the Sienese Middle Ages welcomes over 150 stalls offering the best products of food and wine and local crafts, all in a fairytale setting of lights and shadows .
Beyond the Mercato nel Campo, the December events in Siena include events dedicated to illuminations , which this year pay homage in part to Dante , with quotations from the Divine Comedy .
Information on admission to the Christmas Markets of Siena
The Christmas Markets of Siena will be held on the weekend of 4 and 5 December 2021, from 08:00 to 20:00, with free admission .
Conclusions: what to do in Chianciano and its surroundings at Christmas
In this article we have only reviewed a small part of what to see in Chianciano during the Christmas holidays .
In fact, thanks to its strategic position, it is possible to reach many other places where you can relax and take care of yourself, such as an entrance to the Terme di Chianciano, as explained in our article.
All while enjoying the best food and wine traditions of Italy and the world .
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