Christmas in Val di Chiana, thermal baths and culture

montepulcianoIn the middle of Tuscany, between Crete Senesi and Val d’Orcia, there’s Val di Chiana, an oasis where in every corner you can breathe history and culture.

Val di Chiana was inhabited by the Etruscans. It is a land full of treasures, medieval villages and thermal baths above all. Miraculous Chianciano Terme waters are widely known for their curative properties. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is another jewel coming from this part od Arezzo Province. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is a D.O.C.G., that means controlled and guaranteed origins. always. It represents the top Italian production around the world. Nobile is a strong red wine, warm and sweet already famous in Etruscan times.

Don’t miss also the delicacies of Chianina meat. Chianina is a special cattle breed with noble traditions. Etruscans and Romans used it and it become famous in the traditional “Fiorentina” steak.

Valdichiana is a vast and rich land suitable all year round, full of surprises even for Christmas time. From 12 December to 6 January Chianciano Terme and its spas will offer La Dolce Vita, a big party. Events for all ages, including lights, music, culture, entertainment, shopping and spa offerings  the magical atmosphere of Fellini‘s movies.

Among saunas, whirlpools and spa, nothing is better than New Year’s Day celebration in Chianciano Terme. December 31 will be unique and unforgettable. Massages and shopping will continue until Epiphany.

In Chiusi December is devoted to children. From 6 to 25 december, open shops, live music, children’s games and tastings from the “Coach of Santa Claus”. New Year’s Day in Piazza XX Settembre, under the fireworks lights into the Etruscan Night, starting from 21.30.

In Montepulciano, from 4 December to 6 January in the prestigious seat of Logge della Mercanzia,  Christmas atmosphere has a special taste. Art & crafts, food and wine come together in the town centre. Festivals, concerts, markets, exhibitions.

These are just a few events in Val di Chiana during december. With the benefits of warm waters you will go deep discovering the treasures of this land.

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