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Christmas Events in Florence

The lights on the balconies and garlands on the doors, the mad race for the last gift, and the desire to be together to celebrate those days when we are all a little bit better still seem a long way off.

It seems a long way off, but Christmas is less than 100 days away, so it’s time to start thinking about what to do, and find out about the best events that will take place in the city.

During the Christmas period, from early December, Florence dresses itself in lights. Nativity scenes and artisan markets are scattered around the city.

Christmas, therefore, is a time to celebrate, to stay together and enjoy dates and events that make Florence even more beautiful.

Discover all the Florence Christmas events with us!

Already in Florence from early December, the city begins to be decorated with lights, and shopkeepers prepare their windows, but the undisputed centrepiece of this period, the Christmas tree, will be unveiled on December 8th, placed now for some years now in the splendid setting of Piazza del Duomo. At the same time in the same square in the churchyard of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore a beautiful nativity scene with its characters is set up.

We all know that Christmas is also the time for frenzied shopping and Sunday strolls through shops and markets, so let’s look at what the city of Florence offers to lovers of shopping.

The most sought after Christmas market is in Piazza Santa Croce, which is open from late November to mid-December .

Whilst walking amongst the wooden houses, you’ll feel like you’re in a small village in Germany or northern Italy. Here you will find products ranging from handicrafts, to gourmet products, to small decor items and Christmas decorations.

Traditional shopping lovers will instead find the old town’s shops, open every day until Christmas.

A traditional event is also the Fierucola dell’Immacolata, which takes place in Piazza Santissima Annunziata on December 8th.

Those who come to Florence at Christmas for a bit of sport and fun, will find some valid alternatives to winter sports. At the Parterre (Piazza Libertà area) an ice-skating rink has been open for a number of years, and includes ice skate rental.

At the ObiHall (South Florence), the Toscana Winter Park is open, and includes an ice skating rink, as well as snow and a ski slope.

The La Fonderia B&B is perfect for visiting Florence during the Christmas holidays, located just outside the historic centre and outside the restricted traffic area, so you can have all the ease of getting to Florence by car, but not be overwhelmed by the chaos of the city ​​centre.

The centre of Florence can be reached comfortably on foot or by bicycle in just ten minutes.

Book a room and prepare to experience the magic of Christmas in Florence in comfort.

What to see in Borgo San Frediano.

The news has gone around the world that the number one, most “cool” neighbourhood in the world is Borgo San Frediano, in Oltrarno Fiorentino.

But are you sure you know what to see in Borgo San  Frediano, and what you absolutely can’t miss in order to enjoy this trendy neighborhood?

If the answer is no, we are here to help you …

Unfortunately, the beauty and architecture found in Borgo San Frediano is not as famous as that in the centre of Florence, but for that matter is certainly no less interesting.

San Frediano boasts artistic treasures such as the Basilica of Santa Maria del Carmine (Brancacci Chapel, decorated by Masaccio), the church of Santo Spirito (signed by Brunelleschi, the sacristy contains the crucifix made by Michelangelo when he was in his youth) and that of the Castle, which is now known as the Church of San Frediano.

The first square to be found in San Frediano is Piazza del Tiratoio, which immediately takes us back in time. In fact, the name comes from the wool processing plant that used to be situated here.

Then, continuing, we arrive in Piazza Piattellina, with its unusual triangular shape, formerly called Piazza degli Orpellai, because there were many craft workshops here that worked on copper plates used to decorate leather.

Then, further on is Piazza Verzaia where an important and exclusive painting school is located.

Finally, there is Piazza Tasso, which preserves historical memories linked to the First World War, and today has been transformed into the meeting place for the district’s Florentine inhabitants and for those who want to live the real Florence.

San Frediano is not only the cradle of historical and architectural beauty, but is also the crossroads for high-level restaurants and cafés, some of which have special features you will not find anywhere else, all there to be discovered one by one …

We want to relate a few examples: Gesto,, not a restaurant in the classic sense, but a gastronomic experience that involves you 100%. For different kind of aperitifs, it must be Kawaii , a fusion restaurant with saké-based cocktails. For dinner there is no end of choice, with many different options,La Vecchia Maniera  if you really want to eat typical Florentine food, or to theEssenziale where Italian cuisine is mixed with that of the whole world.

And after dinner we still have so many alternatives, such as MAD for a cocktail which never bores you, or La Citè  for a late night concert.

These and many more are the experiences to be lived in Borgo San Frediano, a quaint neighbourhood uncontaminated by wild tourism.

Just a few steps away you will find the Fonderia Bed and Breakfast, which is waiting you to spend your days immersed in true Florentine life.

Breakfast in a private garden by the river: only at the La Fonderia B&B in Florence.

The La Fonderia B&B in Florence is unlike many other Bed and Breakfasts in the city. Not only does it have comfortable rooms to stay in, tastefully decorated, attentively cared for in every detail.

Not only is it in a strategic location to be able to visit the city, not only does it’s location allows you to walk to all the main tourist attractions of the historic centre of Florence, and at the same time to immerse yourself in real city life.

But the real jewel of the La Fonderia B&B are the experiences that can make you feel truly alive. One of the most striking examples: the pleasure of having breakfast in a private garden on the river banks of Florence, an experience that must be tried!

It’s not easy to find a place to stay in the centre of Florence that has this kind of luxury, allowing you to relax and spend time in a private garden, expertly cared for and contained within the walls of the building.

La Fonderia, in fact, is one of the few buildings in the centre of Florence to have a lovely private garden where guests can have breakfast or have a good read of a good book or listen to an old vinyl record.

Only a few of the B&B’s rooms overlook the inner garden, but it’s accessible to all guests.

Giardino privato esterno al B&B La Fonderia

For a property located in the historic centre of Florence, this is something truly unique, and that’s why La Fonderia takes care of its interior garden as if it were a rare jewel.

If you book your room at La Fonderia, you can take advantage of this luxury and combine city walks or sightseeing with a relaxing afternoon in the garden.

    

The owners of La Fonderia are waiting for you at their B&B in Florence, and will be happy to welcome you to a relaxing and enjoyable spot and to tell you all about the attractions to see and the city’s itineraries.

You only have to visit the La Fonderia website and ask for the availability of the room you prefer!

Borgo San Frediano, the coolest neighbourhood in the world, says Lonely Planet.

Florence, Oltrarno district: quiet streets, not yet invaded by groups of tourists, shop doors open, and Florence’s real atmosphere, very much like a small village..

We are in Borgo San Frediano!

Are you asking yourself where the coolest and most fashionable place to spend your next vacation might be? Are you thinking of New York or Dubai?

Well, you’re wrong! Lonely Planet, the most famous and authoritative travel guide in use, crowned Borgo San Frediano as the coolest neighbourhood in the world.

The Oltrarno district has climbed to the top of the rankings, earning first place as an area not to be missed by those looking for “new trends”.

 

According to the tourist guide San Frediano has first place in the hipster charm that pervades its streets.

Here the chaos of the city centre abates, the streets and palaces are resized, the big hotel signs and high street brands give way to small artisan shops, restaurants, and local bars of all types.

Chiesa di San Frediano in Castello

In San Frediano, as in all other areas of Oltrarno, you breathe a more authentic and true atmosphere, it almost seems to be a taste of Florence’s past.

But it’s not just this that makes it the world’s most fashionable neighbourhood, it’s actually the contrast you notice in the strong link between the traditional and new bars and restaurants that populate the streets of the neighbourhood.

Modern and contemporary, European and minimalist bars and restaurants: this also makes it a very popular place for young people.

Locale “Gesto” in Borgo San Frediano

La Fonderia Bed & Breakfast is just a few minutes walk from Borgo San Frediano, and is ready to help you to breathe the authentic atmosphere of a neighbourhood from another time, but which is, at the same time, “cool” and fashionable, Lonely Planet’s words!

          

Look at the map to find out where the B&B is located!
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B&B La Fonderia in Florence: the ideal place to enjoy a unique holiday in the heart of Tuscany

When we choose a place to spend our holidays, or for a long weekend, we look for a somewhere that transmits warmth, tranquillity and that makes us feel a little bit at home.

Often the accommodation we choose is not only a place to put our suitcases and recover from tiring city tours, but is also a place to live, relax, or read a good book. To feel pampered by soft pillows and let yourself be carried off by the colours of the room and the scent of flowers in the garden outside.

The B&B La Fonderia  in Firenze wants to be exactly this. It wants to be a place that welcomes you with its facilities and its special décor, full of details, when you return from your travels.

Nothing is left to chance or to banality in La Fonderia’s rooms. They are elegantly furnished, with special attention to detail, and offer a cosy, relaxing environment, equipped with all the modern comforts.

The furnishings come from antique and modern-day shops that are expertly crafted to give a retro feel: from vintage accessories to more refined Italian furniture from the 1950s to industrial furniture, handicrafts, prints and antique memorabilia.

 

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You will feel like you are entering a new and curious world, set in the ’50s regarding the décor, yet you will find all the modern comforts.

The B&B La Fonderia is the ideal place to enjoy a unique holiday in Florence, for lovers of beauty and style where the culture of hospitality and love for the environment are present in every unique detail.

It is the ideal place from which to discover a curious and unconventional Florence and experience a new lifestyle: these and others are the experiences of living in Fonderia.

All you need to do is visit the La Fonderia site and ask for the availability of the room which you prefer!

 

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A luxury that few have: a B&B in the centre of Florence with a private garden

The La Fonderia B&B is located just a few minutes from the centre of Florence, on the shores of the Arno River and is a welcoming and refined environment for travellers who are looking for a different and special place to stay.

The La Fonderia B&B is the ideal place to enjoy a unique holiday for lovers of beauty and style where the culture of hospitality and love for the environment are present in every detail.

La Fonderia B&B’s five rooms are all tastefully furnished with attention to detail, refined and retro in style, since many of the furnishings come from antique markets and modern-day shops that are blended to give to the feel of an atmosphere from another time.

The B&B can accommodate up to 12 people, and hence is a very quiet and almost family-feeling place to stay. It is suitable not only as a base for visiting Florence but also for relaxing.

The B&B’s most beautiful feature could be described as a carefully looked after pearl found within the walls of the building.

La Fonderia is, in fact, one of the few buildings in the centre of Florence to have a lovely private garden, where guests can have breakfast in the summer months, or have a good time reading a good book, or listen to a vintage vinyl record.

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Only a few of the B&B’s rooms overlook the inner garden, but it is accessible by all guests of the property.

For a building located in the historic centre of Florence, this is a real rarity, and for this reason La Fonderia takes care of its inner garden like a rare jewel.

If you book your room at La Fonderia, you can take advantage of this luxury and combine city walks or sightseeing with a relaxing afternoon in the garden.

The owners of La Fonderia are waiting for you in their B&B in Florence, and will be happy to welcome you to this relaxing and enjoyable spot, to inform you about the attractions to see and the city’s walks and paths.

The staff speak English and Italian.

All you need to do is visit the La Fonderia site and ask for the availability of the room which you prefer!

 

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Stay in Florence, Oltrarno.

Oltrarno“, also known as “Diladdarno” in Florentine, is the area of Florence on the left bank of the Arno river.

An integral and evocative part of the historic centre of Florence, it includes the famous Santo Spirito and San Frediano districts. In Oltrarno one can find monuments, gardens, museums and monumental palaces which are truly unique, such as the Pitti Palace, the Basilica di Santo Spirito, the Bardini and Boboli Gardens, along with the many artisan shops, goldsmiths and restaurants which make Oltrarno the area of Florence area where the Florentine still lives.

Oltrarno is still for some a place which is untouched and which contains mystery and magic. In Oltrarno, Florence’s magnificent past still lives not only through historical and artistic proof, but also in everyday life, in the bars, restaurants and shops that have maintained the typical atmosphere of this part of the city, and in the numerous artisan workshops, heirs to a tradition in working methods and in spirit.

 

 

 

The La Fonderia B&B is found in this part of Florence. It is located in the Arno area, close to the San Frediano district (see the map).

Choose to stay in this part of Florence, if you want to live the true Florence, if you do not like crowds of tourists, but prefer the quiet and the privacy of a place not yet known to most.

If you love wandering away from the traditional tourism circuits and diving into the alleyways of the city, discovering shops that suddenly appear and enjoy Florence far away from the clamour of the most famous monuments.

La Fondria overlooks Lungarno Santarosa, which is made up of a large green area with seating and a play area. In the summer the Pescaia di Santa Rosa has tables, sun umbrellas and sun loungers to create an idyllic are equipped for sunbathing fans.

Starting from the La Fonderia B&B you will be able to visit the most popular districts of Oltrarno and discover not only the old artisan’s shops, but also reach the centre of Florence to visit the main tourist attractions, on foot or by public transport.

Additionally, in a five-minute walk you can also go to the Cascine Park, which is the green lung of the city. It is largest public park in Florence with an area of ​​over 130 hectares running parallel to the Arno river. Characterized by rich vegetation, extensive meadows, avenues and driveways, it is the ideal place to play sports or spend time enjoying nature and tranquillity of the area

If you want to live a different Florence, and enjoy a different kind of stay, book your room at La Fonderia B&B.

Visit the site and request availability of your favourite room!

 

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