Feast of the Immaculate: the Florentine traditions.


The Florentine traditions of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception at Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort

The feast of the Immaculate Conception and the days preceding Christmas are the ideal solution to enjoy the Christmas markets in Florence and the whole city dressed up for Christmas. Discover with us the Florentine traditions and what to do for the feast of the Immaculate in Mugello!

Florentine traditions for the feast of the Immaculate

To have the first taste of Christmas, the feast of the Immaculate is surely the right occasion.

During the holidays, in fact, the city is magic thanks to Christmas decorations, festive decorations and beautiful and colorful lights. Taking a walk in the historic center will be even more beautiful and could be the right occasion to buy the long-awaited Christmas gifts.

Things to do in Florence during the feast of the Immaculate are really many. Tradition certainly ask for a visit to the famous Christmas market in Piazza Santa Croce, the Weihnachtsmarkt.

This is a perfect German-style market with about 50 artisan banquets and lots of ideas for the Christmas tree decorations and the nativity scene. For the sweet tooth there is no lack of foodstuffs and typical wooden houses where you can taste typical products of the German Christmas market such as shin and gingerbread.

The Christmas market in Piazza Santa Croce is not the only Christmas market in Florence. Just on December 8th, for the feast of the Immaculate Conception, the “Florence Noel” in Piazza Santissima Annunziata is inaugurated in Florence.

The “Florence Noel” is definitely the ideal choice for those who want to spend December 8 in the company of the family. For the children it is set up the House of Santa Claus, where the little ones can have fun, be photographed with Santa Claus and can send the gift letters in the post office set up for them.

For those who want to fully enjoy the Christmas spirit tradition, on the 8th December the big Christmas tree is lit in Piazza del Duomo, complete with an official ceremony. At the same time, the Nativity of Santa Maria del Fiore is set up with magnificent terracotta statues from Impruneta.

Here’s how to spend the feast of the Immaculate in Mugello.

For the feast of the Immaculate also the Mugello offers numerous appointments. Markets, Christmas atmosphere, events, shows for children, exhibitions, concerts of classical music and much more await you.

Here’s how to spend the feast of the Immaculate in Mugello.


Every year in the historic center of Vicchio there is the Christmas Market in Piazza Giotto, with a tasting stand for sweets, roasted chestnuts, polenta and many shows for children with Santa.


Firenzuola celebrates the Immaculate with Christmas Markets in the historic center, with traditional Christmas banquets, local crafts, gift ideas and Christmas decorations.

Palazzuolo sul Senio

Palazzuolo sul Senio wears Christmas with typical markets, various parties and with the beautiful representations of the Nativity in the historical center.

Barberino di Mugello

On December 8th the “Natale in Corso” party will be inaugurated for the youngsters, in the historic center of Barberino del Mugello. There will be the inevitable Christmas Market but also many animations with living statues, painters, music and street artists.

What are you waiting for? We are waiting for you in Mugello at Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort to celebrate the traditional feast of the Immaculate!

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