TUSCANY FESTIVE BREAK

TUSCANY FESTIVE BREAK


Tuscany Festive Break

Head to Tuscany your festive getaway this holiday season!

Tuscany, famous for its beautiful landscapes, culture and gastronomy, can act as the perfect escape during the festive period as it offers the opportunity to unwind, shop and get in the Christmas spirit. If you're planning a December getaway, the local team at Cignella, an independent Tuscan resort have put together a few tips as to why Tuscany should be top of your list this holiday season. Luca, resort manager at Cignella says "Whether you're looking for a pre-Christmas shopping weekend, somewhere to celebrate the festivities or a destination to simply unwind before the busy period, Tuscany is the ideal spot." And here's a few reasons why.

 



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At Christmas, Italians boast Pandoro and Panettone as their festive treats, but in Tuscany you can taste local delights such as Ricciarelli, a delicious marzipan delicacy, which originated in the fourteenth century and cannot be found anywhere else. They even say it's perfectly served with Tuscan Vin Santo - sweet treats and authentic vino. But not only are the deserts unlike any other, the festive gourmet is phenomenal. Visit Le Bindi, in Monte San Savino, and enjoy atmosphere and cuisine like no other; with the restaurant being made up of only one table and a set menu for all, it'll definitely be an unforgettable experience.

Eat, drink and be merry

Shop ‘til you drop

Leather bags and purses are at the top of every girls Christmas list and Tuscany has a reputation for the finest! Visit The San Lorenzo Market in Florence, which originated in the 1300s, and explore luxury boutiques, vast bazaars and unique trinket sellers. Experience Tuscany's Christmas markets in all of its glorious hill-top towns; in one of the most outstanding town squares in all of Italy, Siena, visit "Mercato del Campo" and purchase one-of-a-kind crafts, local delicacies and gorgeous gifts for everyone, all which listening to the chimes of "Astro Del Ciel".

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Balance the madness of Christmas with some much needed downtime, with a visit to one of the many thermal spas. Rapalano Terme, offers unmistakable landscapes and relaxing spas in the stunning province of Crete Senesi.

Relax and unwind

New Year Tuscan style

New Year in Tuscany is all about the food and wine. Whether you're celebrating in a restaurant, in a town square or in a private villa, look forward to sparkling Chianti, stunning bottles of Brunello and delightful aperitifs made of pecorino and cold cuts. Traditionally the evening ends with a toast, sipping on a piping hot Bombardino - Tuscany's version of eggnog made with brandy, egg liqueur, whipped cream & cinnamon. Buon appetito!



Where to stay in Tuscany



 

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If Tuscany seems like the ideal destination for your Christmas getaway, then choose Cignella! This former Tuscan Farmhouse, nestled in the Tuscan hills, is perfectly situated to enjoy all that Tuscany has to offer during the festive period. And they have created two fantastic offers for their guests who visit during the holiday season.

Another great reason to choose Cignella is because they don't increase their prices just because it's Christmas! They have one "peak" season which runs from July-August, but otherwise prices stay the same regardless of school holidays!

December Offer: A 3-night half board stay in a double room at Cignella, with a Christmas themed hamper in your room on arrival and prosecco breakfasts each morning: €250 per person only. (See terms and conditions below.)

New Year's Offer: Celebrate the New Year in style and party the night away at Cignella! Stay at the property for 2 nights and enjoy a 3 course dinner party with wine, prosecco at midnight and fireworks over an open fire all for just €175 per person. (See terms and conditions below.)

Terms & Conditions, December offer:

  1. Valid on stays between December 1st - 28th 2018.
  2. Offer applies to room-only bookings, with a maximum occupancy of 2 people per room
  3. A non-refundable deposit of 40% will be taken at the time of booking, with the remaining balance due 40 days prior to arrival.
  4. Cancellation policy: Your deposit paid at the time of booking is non-refundable. Cancellations made more than two weeks prior to arrival will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations made less than two weeks prior to arrival will not receive a refund.

Terms & Conditions, New Year's offer:

  1. Valid on stays between December 29th 2018 - January 2nd 2019.
  2. Offer applies to room-only bookings, with a maximum occupancy of 2 people per room
  3. A non-refundable deposit of 40% will be taken at the time of booking, with the remaining balance due 40 days prior to arrival.
  4. Cancellation policy: Your deposit paid at the time of booking is non-refundable. Cancellations made more than two weeks prior to arrival will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations made less than two weeks prior to arrival will not receive a refund.
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