One of the most beautiful squares in Italy will charm you with the reenactment of the “big market” held in the Middle Ages: “Mercato del Campo” takes place on December 2 and 3 in Piazza del Campo. This year you will find over 150 stalls with craft and food delicacies, especially wine and typical sweets made in Siena.
Abbadia San Salvatore, in the heart of Amiata, is getting prepared for a big fest, from December 8 to January 7. Its name is Città delle Fiaccole and it offers a series of events that will allow you to discover this beautiful mountain. Every weekend markets, music, workshops, exhibitions and nativity scenes will animate the ancient medieval village and “enlighten” it with torches on Christmas Eve.
Chianciano Terme from November 4 to December 26 will turn into Santa Claus’s hometown. Christmas scenery and light projections will take visitors through a magic world, with the help of a little coloured train.
In Montelpulciano, from November 18 to January 7, there will be a Christmas Village involving Piazza Grande, piazzetta Danesi and San Donato street, featuring the Santa Castle, 70 wooden houses selling street food, some exhibitions and a mini ranch with ponies.
In the lead up to Christmas, the old hamlet Casole d’Elsa will present the fifth edition of Natale al Poggio. On November 18 and 19 fifty craftsmen selected among the best in Italy will liven up the streets with their products. You can take the most advantage of your tour if you also visit Santa Maria Assunta collegiate church and the archaeological museum.