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Florence at Christmas 2022 and New Year's Eve in luxury hotels and restaurants

The Christmas vacations are upon us and it is always difficult to answer the fateful questions “where to eat at Christmas” or “what to do on New Year’s Eve“: in Florence you can have a vast choice of events and restaurants where you can celebrate Christmas Eve with your loved ones Christmas or New Year’s Eve.

If you prefer to spend the Christmas holidays immersed in the historic center of Florence, you will certainly be able to explore the different Christmas markets and participate in the most sensational events in the city.

Like every year, Lungarno Collection hosts the magic of Christmas in the luxury hotels in Florence, located in the historic center of the city. You can toast in the company of your loved ones in the 1 Michelin star Borgo San Jacopo restaurant, or taste the traditional dishes of Italian cuisine in a contemporary key at the Caffè Dell’Oro.

What to do in Florence for Christmas

Visit the Christmas Markets in Florence

Starting from the month of November you will be able to stroll in the streets of the center rediscovering the scent of cinnamon and fir trees of the traditional Christmas market in Florence.

In one of the most well-known squares in Florence, Piazza Santa Croce, you can find food and craft stands, with music, local products and purely Christmas items and exhibitors that also come from northern Europe. Furthermore, the 46th edition of the ‘Christmas bazaar‘ is also planned, the oldest Christmas fair in Florence, full of quality handicrafts.

The suggestive wooden houses, the mulled wine and the Christmas decorations will make Florence a magical city and an ideal place for pre-Christmas shopping.

Celebrate Christmas Eve in Florence in the Borgo San Jacopo starred restaurant

Among the restaurants in Florence, Borgo San Jacopo fully reflects the luxury and Christmas atmosphere. The refined and elegant location offers a wonderful view of Ponte Vecchio, for an unforgettable Christmas dinner in Florence. You will be able to savor the proposal of the starred chef Claudio Mengoni for Christmas Eve with a gala menu that reflects tradition through selected ingredients such as tagliolini with artichokes, raw scampi and tuna roe and cod in a bread crust.

Spending Christmas at the Caffè dell’Oro

If you prefer a 1950s-style location, you can savor Executive Chef Antonio Minichello‘s Christmas menu at Caffè Dell’Oro, which offers a contemporary interpretation of traditional Italian cuisine. At the contemporary Italian café you will be able to admire the front line view of Ponte Vecchio, both during lunch and for Christmas dinner, with unique dishes such as guinea fowl and beetroot ravioli, thermal egg with Parmesan and oxtail consommé or the sea ​​bass with artichokes and shellfish.

Toast to the new year: New Year’s Eve in the Lungarno Collection restaurants and luxury hotels

Both at the Michelin Borgo San Jacopo restaurant and at the traditional and contemporary Caffè dell’Oro you can enjoy and toast during New Year’s Eve with a breathtaking view of Ponte Vecchio that will make your New Year’s Eve dinner unforgettable.

But to continue in beauty, you can stay in our luxury hotels in Florence: the 5-star hotel Portrait Firenze with luxury suites overlooking the Arno, the Hotel Lungarno and the 4-star hotels Continentale and Gallery Hotel Art.

If you want a private residence with the comforts of a 5-star hotel and discreet charm, you can choose the classic elegance of a large luxury apartment in Florence, such as the Lungarno Apartments, just a stone’s throw from Ponte Vecchio and the masterpieces of Florence