Tuscan holiday villa in chianti


With a bit of luck the Winter will bring snow (so we can go snowboarding at Abetone) and sharp frosts, and again the spectacular Tuscan countryside dons another breathtaking guise. It does get cold, sometimes very cold, but the sun shines out of a deep blue sky, the streets are quiet, the birds are all passing through and wild boar do their best to hide from the hunters. It is a great time of year to walk and explore without the crowds; just pack your thermals just in case.

December is a great time for your Christmas shopping with a German market in Piazza di Santa Croce in Florence as well as Christmas markets in Scandicci and Tavernelle to name but a few.

More chocolate can be sampled at Monsummano's Cioccolisit Festival held on the last weekend of January.

For more local festivals and events when you visit have a look at The Florentine, a really useful listings site in English.

Patrignone is usually shut from November to February, but we will consider bookings for larger parties at this time. Drop us a line and let us know what you have in mind.

Please let there be powder...