Christmas in Cortona, Tuscany

Ever wondered what Christmas in Tuscany looks like? It is a festive month full of holidays, markets, lighting decorations, delicious Christmas desserts and chaotic family gatherings or big reunions! I truly love this period of the year, nevertheless I bet that you weren't considering to plan a trip to Tuscany in December! If it is your first trip to Italy, maybe you can't resist to green, gold rolling hills or fields full of poppies and sunflowers, and I totally see your point, but visiting Tuscany during the Christmas holidays still remains a great idea. I was wondering how to convince you when I run into Andrea Migliorati's tweet (a Tuscan photographer), sharing an inspiring photo of Cortona taken few days earlier. As often happens, a picture is worth a thousand words so that's why I asked him if we could share his photograph of this lovely town dressed up in Christmas lights on Visit Tuscany's Facebook page. He replied showing me an album full of great shots, that deserve to be seen by you.
Cortona at sunset in December [Photo Credits: Andrea Migliorati]
Cortona at sunset in December [Photo Credits: Andrea Migliorati]
Andrea Migliorati, born in 1981, has been a photography lover since he was a kid. He got this passion from his father and he started taking pictures with his parents' camera, a Nikon FM. Over the years, he joined the digital world and in 2006 he bought his first digital SLR. Since then, he constantly practice this passion which now has also become a job. He feels comfortable with all types of photography but he devotes much of his spare time to wildlife and landscape photography. "Many people dream of living in Tuscany and that's exactly where I was born, precisely in Arezzo. I live in Cortona, which is a beautiful city 365 days in a year".
The Logge [Photo Credits: Andrea Migliorati]
The Logge [Photo Credits: Andrea Migliorati]
"I recommend to visit Cortona during Christmas time simply because people will find a magical city and a very warm atmosphere that nobody would like to leave."
[Photo Credits: Andrea Migliorati]
[Photo Credits: Andrea Migliorati]
"There are beautiful Christmas lights, markets and the carousel for children".
Christmas market in Cortona [Photo Credits: Andrea Migliorati]
Christmas market in Cortona [Photo Credits: Andrea Migliorati]
"Along the streets or in the main square theater performances, classical Christmas concerts, the Toscana Gospel Festival and New Year's Eve celebration take place."
Main square [Photo Credits: Andrea Migliorati]
Main square [Photo Credits: Andrea Migliorati]
Christmas concert in Cortona [Photo Credits: Andrea Migliorati]
Christmas concert in Cortona [Photo Credits: Andrea Migliorati]
"All the shops' windows are elegantly decorated. Everything makes the holidays in Cortona unforgettable".
The streets of Cortona [Photo Credits: Andrea Migliorati]
The streets of Cortona [Photo Credits: Andrea Migliorati]
It's a Christmas fairy-tale in Tuscany, isn't it? Don't forget to like Andrea Migliorati's Facebook page and here is his website: http://www.andreamigliorati.it/ The Social Media Team of Tuscany wish you a Merry Christmas and a 2015 full of joy... and Tuscan moments!