things to do in florence for christmas 2024

Christmas gift ideas? There’s no present like Florence!

For the ultimate surprise, give the gift of an unforgettable experience in the Renaissance city

Take the headache out of gift-giving this Christmas, and let your loved ones unwrap Florence. With glittering lights, a magical atmosphere, and many things to see and do, Christmas is the perfect season to see the city as it fills with markets and mulled wine, making it all the more memorable. We've put together some of the experiences that will make anyone smile, all you need to think about is what to write on the card!

Uffizi Gallery guided tour

No trip to Florence is complete without seeing the Uffizi, one of the world's most famous museums. With all those masterpieces to unpack, some guidance may be needed, and thankfully, there's a wonderful expert at hand! They'll take you through the celebrated works by the likes of Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and more, meaning the lucky recipient of your gift can leave the hallowed halls feeling enlightened!

Florence walk and talk

In the footsteps of the Medici, a walking tour in English, takes you through the history of the famous family, bringing you to some of the most magnificent sites of the city. See Florence from the point of view of the 14th and 15th centuries, with a professional guide detailing the family's role in piazza della Signoria, the Duomo, Orsanmichele and more, taking you across the Ponte Vecchio to the Oltrarno neighbourhood to make the most of the artisan workshops and antique stores.


Walking with Dante in his Florence - Private Tour

A path in Dante's footsteps to discover the city where he lived, his neighborhood and the places of his educati ...

Starting from 36,00 €


Accademia Gallery Ticket & mobile-guided Tour

Access to the Museum with a user-friendly App-Guide with interactive 3D Map and Audio Comment, which will revea ...

Starting from 39,00 €


Tasting of 5 Local Wines @Farms of the Bossi Estate

Tasting of 5 wines accompanied by a platter of cold cuts and cheeses, in the Salone delle Fattorie of the Bossi ...

Starting from 25,00 €

Cooking class and dinner

On a colder day, a sure way to enjoy the city is a cooking class and dinner, learning how to make pizza and gelato, the ideal gift for families with children and without doubt one of the most fun things to do in Florence all year round. Prepare your pizza, pick up the tips and tricks from a local pizzaiolo (pizza maker).

Espresso Coffee Guided Tour

Get to grips with the country's iconic caffè, taking part in a guided tour and tasting at the Espresso Coffee Academy. The coffee lover in your life will be buzzing to learn more about the flavorful bean, with passionate connoisseurs taking you through the exciting world of espresso coffee.

Traditional meals

Tuscan Meal for two people @ The Maiano Farm

Lunch or Dinner: dishes of the day for 2 people in the Lo Spaccio restaurant at the Fattoria di Maiano, with th ...

Starting from 75,00 €


Tenuta San Donato: winery tour and tasting of the estate's oil ...

Visit and tasting of wine and products from the farm's oil mill and winery-an experience to indulge in or give ...

Starting from 25,00 €


Aperitif with a view of Florence - Hotel degli Orafi Panoramic ...

AperiVista, a gourmet aperitif next to the Uffizi Gallery, which combines the flavors of our land with the drin ...

Starting from 40,00 €

Sightseeing around Florence

Experience by MINOBOSSI - Luxury leather goods Made in Florenc ...

Unforgettable experience that reveals the "behind the scenes" of the art of MINOBOSSI leather goods, where you ...

Starting from 55,00 €

Something sweet

There's no doubt that a sweet treat is appreciated by all, making a tour and tasting at a biscuit factory a dream gift for anyone! Head to the Antonio Mattei museum to dive into the world of the delicious classic cantucci biscuits. Producing the popular treats for over 160 years, you can discover the "behind the scenes" of these delectable bites, complete with tasting. Valid for three months, the tastings are suspended in December.

It's hard to go wrong when you're gifting an experience in a city so incredible. Take your pick from the many available through Destination Florence.


Florentine Biscuits and Desserts Tasting @Biscottificio Antoni ...

Tasting of classic Biscottificio products ... plus two sweet delights. Perfect for those who never miss the cha ...

Starting from 14,00 €


Prato Biscuits and Vin Santo tasting

Biscotti di Prato (Cantucci) and a glass of Vin Santo tasting.

Starting from 7,00 €


Sweet & Salty Florentine Snacks @Biscottificio Antonio Mattei

Complete tasting to savor the goodness of the Biscuit Factory, of its famous desserts but above all .... of its ...

Starting from 23,50 €