The feast of the immaculate is approaching and offers a wonderful opportunity to take advantage of a weekend immersed in the peace and quiet of nature in search of moments of relaxation. Discover with us what to do for the Immaculate in Tuscany!
Throughout Italy, December 8 is a long-awaited day as the Immaculate Conception is celebrated.
Each city celebrates this important Catholic dogma with celebrations and anniversaries since it was proclaimed by Pope Pius IX on 8 December 1854.
Being December 8th a public holiday, or a day off from work, it is also an excellent opportunity for short trips out of town, and when it falls on a Monday or Friday, it is the right opportunity for strategic bridges to lengthen the week-end.
On this long-awaited day, there are many things to do, from romantic weekends to magical moments of relaxation as a couple, to a 2-day discovery tour of art cities.
The magic of this feast is also in the fact that in all the cities you can breathe a Christmas air, complete with lights and themed markets.
In Florence, for example, the Christmas market in Piazza Santa Croce is very famous, visited every year by thousands of tourists and onlookers from all over the world. You can enjoy pretzels, strudels, mulled wine, but also buy beautiful crafts from Northern Europe. The little ones can have incredible souvenir photos in Santa’s house.
The feast of the Immaculate in Tuscany offers so many opportunities for days of tourism, recreation and relaxation.
Depending on what you love most, you can opt for a weekend of art, nature or good food.
Here are our tips on what to do for the Immaculate in Tuscany.
Weekend of the Immaculate in nature
A beautiful weekend in the pre-Christmas atmosphere immersed in the centuries-old forests of the Casentino National Park, between the sanctuary of La Verna and the Hermitage of Camaldoli. Guided tours of the churches and walks among ancient trees will enrich your days for a truly unique experience. An ideal choice for all trekking lovers, professionals but also beginners.
Weekend of the Immaculate to discover Florence
Two days in Florence are enough to admire the main works of art in the city, walking along the streets of the historic center, like an open-air museum with squares, churches and statues. For the sweet tooth a lunch in one of the many restaurants that cook traditional Tuscan specialties.
Weekend of the Immaculate to taste the delights of Mugello
Mugello is a land of uncontaminated and green nature, just outside Florence.
Staying in this land, home of the Medici family, will allow you to combine a holiday full of history, nature and good food. The Mugello area is in fact famous for its typical specialties, such as the famous potato tortelli, the Marrone of Mugello, the Mugello bread and the “Ravaggiolo” cheese.
If you are deciding what to do for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception in Tuscany, we are waiting for you in the beautiful Mugello at Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort.
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