*Winter Holidays-Try Tuscany!

Fienile - roof under light snowfall

For anyone who is considering a holiday in Tuscany during the winter, the weather is usually crisp and sunny, and snow is a rare and passing occurence. It’s so rare when it does snow that I photograph it. Here is a winter photo from a snowfall. As is immediately apparent, the snow is rarely very deep, and usually disappears within 24 hours.

Christmas brings lots of festive atmosphere to the towns, where booths sell tree ornaments, special seasonal sweets, and merry-go-rounds delight children.

On New Year’s Eve you can see the fireworks all over the Valdarno from the vantage point of Il Poggiolo, where a 360° view permits a comparison of the fireworks from all the neighbouring towns.