Winter time spent in sunny Italy can become a magical period, especially if you visit the country during Christmas.
The Christmas season in Italy kicks off on December 8th, the Day of the Immaculate Conception. It´s also when the decorations, lights and Christmas trees are set up.
Especially impressive trees and decorations can be found in main piazzas all over the country. A huge Christmas tree is set up in the magnificent setting of the Piazza del Duomo in Florence. The lighting up of the Christmas tree is accompanied by an official public ceremony with the participation of Florence’s Mayor as well as other events, concerts and entertainment. (more…)