The Festival of Lights and holiday decorations illuminate Christmas in Florence
For Christmas 2020, Florence offers a symbol of hope with traditional Christmas lights and the F-Light art festival of lights, now in its 9th edition.
The lights are already on in the historic city center of Florence, making an outdoor stroll a true pleasure along the shopping streets of Via Calzaiuoli (a 5-minute walk from Residence Hilda), Via Tornabuoni, and Piazza della Repubblica.
As per tradition, the lighting of the Christmas trees in the historic center will take place on 8 December, with the mayor of Florence lighting the trees in the courtyard of Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria at 4.30 pm. The Christmas tree in Piazza del Duomo, right in front of the Cathedral and just a 5-minute walk from Residence Hilda, will be illuminated at 5.00 pm.
The Christmas atmosphere will then become even more magical thanks to the latest edition of F-Light, the artistic light festival that has covered famous buildings and monuments throughout Florence for the past nine years with video mapping and light effects, including Ponte Vecchio, Piazza Santa Maria Novella, Palazzo Vecchio, and the squares in Oltrarno.
The theme of F-Light 2020 is Sight, from the dark forest to the light (Sight, dalla selva oscura alla luce), dedicated to the celebration of the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri's death and will take place as usual from 8 December 2020 to 6 January 2021.
Finally, we want to remind you that Residence Hilda offers elegant apartments with fully equipped kitchens where you can spend your holidays and business trips in complete serenity.
We are ready to welcome you as soon as you can travel!