What to do in the four valleys around Arezzo at Christmas

Have you already visited Arezzo at Christmas? Have you already got on the Ferris wheel and don’t know where else to go? 

There is great news for you! Arezzo is surrounded by four beautiful valleys which, at Christmas time, can offer great wonders for the whole family. 

The Cribs in Valtiberina

In Valtiberina you could stroll through the streets of Anghiari, dressed in light for the Anghiari di Natale event and offering a wide programme including an exhibition of cribs in the shops of the centre, until 9th January. The medieval village will also light up with only candles on December 26th. Below you will find the complete calendar: https://www.teverepost.it/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/brochure-natale-2021.pdf

Sansepolcro, Il Borgo del Natale, dresses up with a wide calendar of events that animates the historic centre every weekend, starting from 04th December until 06th January. Markets, shows, music and gastronomy. We also remind you of the Gricignano Nativity, one of the most interesting cribs in the area, and the “Great Nativity” in the church of St. Marta by the Local Society of Porta Romana. Below you will find the complete calendar of events: https://www.meetvaltiberina.it/upload/news/393/locandina-borgo-del-natale-def.jpg

There are also small villages like Pieve Santo Stefano with its Pieve Village Snow 2021, from 07th December to 05th January. Below, the calendar of the events: https://www.meetvaltiberina.it/news-400?source=return

Caprese Michelangelo, where you will admire a suggestive Exhibition of Cribs in the context of the Michelangelo’s Birthplace Museum from 08th December to 09th January. Below the events:  https://www.meetvaltiberina.it/news-404?source=return ; Badia Tedalda, with its Natale in Badia Tedalda, where, on December 24th, children will be able to witness the arrival of Santa Claus or greet the Witch on January 6th. Below the calendar of the events:


Angels and Theatre in Valdichiana

In Valdichiana, from 27th November to 09th January, in the cheerful village of Cortona, you will enjoy the Christmas Cortona, City of Angels  event. Here you will be enchanted by the markets and itinerant shows. You will also have fun on the ice rink, visit Santa’s House and attend exciting concerts. Here, the calendar of events: https://www.cortonaeventiconvegni.it/natale-a-cortona/The nearby Castiglion Fiorentino will not be outdone this year with its Natale Felice and a wide programme of events from 04th December to 06th January. Of special interest is the Living Nativity scene that will be held on December 26th, as well as Christmas concerts in the most important churches of the village and theatrical performances at the Spina Theatre. Children will also be placed at the centre of all the initiatives held at the Museum of Castiglion Fiorentino. For information: http://www.prolococastiglionfiorentino.it/

Christmas for Kids in Valdarno

Valdarno celebrates Christmas in joy! In Montevarchi, from 04th December to 06th January, the E’ Natale in Montevarchi event with weekends of entertainment for children in the historic centre, musical video projections in Piazza Varchi, the Gospel Concert, the Exhibition with works by Antonio Ligabue at the Palazzo del Podestà, and the Exhibition with works by Venturino Venturi at the Museo del Cassero will win you over. Here is the complete programme of events: https://www.comune.montevarchi.ar.it/news/e-natale-a-montevarchi

In Terranuova Bracciolini, from 04th December to 06th January, on the occasion of Natale a Terranuova, you could stroll through the streets of the town with its lights and visit the Christmas markets, as well as attend concerts and animated readings for children


In San Giovanni Valdarno, Christmas is tinged with poetry with the Natale nel Mondo event, an evocative display of Nativity scenes entitled Il Cielo in una Stalla, that you can admire at the Basilica of Santa Maria delle Grazie, where the artistic creations present references to the Christmas discography:  https://www.natalenelmondo.it/  

And that’s not all: you will find Christmas markets, Gospel concerts and conferences

Here is the calendar of events:  http://news.prolocosangiovannivaldarno.it/e-natale-a-san-giovanni-valdarno/

The Nativity Scene in Motion in Casentino

In Casentino, in the suggestive mountain village of Chiusi della Verna – a natural nativity scene town – you will find about ten beautiful cribs displayed along the streets of the town, in addition to the Great Nativity Scene in motion located in the Pro Loco headquarters, in via Roma 22. For information: www.prolocoverna.it

In short, there are many places worth seeing! There is plenty of choice. Take some time and let yourself be transported to the valley that you feel closest to your soul for this special Christmas. 

Have Fun and Happy Holidays!