3. Avoid The Summer Crowds
If you have ever traveled anywhere during peak season you know how crowded popular destinations can become. Florence is no exception and with all of the amazing art, architecture and sights to see, it is nice to be able to do so in a calmer more relaxed atmosphere.
Take advantage of the small crowds and explore all Florence has to offer to their visitors, beyond the Christmas Festivities. Birthplace of the Renaissance; see artwork and architecture created by some of the most renowned artists of the time. Visit museums such as the Uffizi, or the Accademia Gallery which hosts Michelangelo’s famous sculpture of David, without the long lines found during summer.
Keep In Mind
A couple of quick tips when traveling to Florence for Christmas. Make sure the hotel you stay in has a restaurant open on Christmas Day or can at least refer you to one that is near by. Check on the days and hours of operation for the places you wish to see to ensure when they are open. Italians enjoy taking their holidays off. In big cities there are still some places opened; however, it is better to plan ahead and be safe rather than trying to figure it out too late.
Enjoy your Christmas in Florence and Buon Natale!!
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