Christmas in Arezzo, sold out markets

Arezzo, November 22, 2023 – A sold out city. Arezzo also confirms itself in 2023 as the most popular destination for tourists looking for forms of entertainment linked to the holidays starting in November: this is confirmed by the numbers coming with the opening of the Tyrolean Village, an event supported by Confcommercio as part of the review of Arezzo Città del Natale and supported thanks to the contribution of the Arezzo Chamber of Commerce -Siena, Banca Tema and in collaboration with Arezzo Intour Foundation, Discover Arezzo and Guido d’Arezzo Foundation.

First the “market weekend”, which was inaugurated on Saturday 18 November, was sold out in all hotel facilities in the municipality of Arezzo, a trend that will be confirmed for the days of Saturday 25 and Sunday 25 November and beyond.

“On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, hotels are already fully booked for a month,” explains Confcommercio Toscana tourism manager Laura Lodone, – on balance, demand is also very high for the following weekend, i.e. 14-15 December, and the available rooms would not be enough for everyone.

We will see the only moment of decrease during the weekend of December 22 and 23, a natural physiological decrease dictated by the proximity of Christmas, but overall we can really talk about a full house.”

Tourists arrive in Arezzo from all over Italy with new regions that do not want to miss the spectacle of Piazza Grande and Prato: “Apart from Lazio, Campania and Umbria, Marche and Liguria have also become new sources of origin. our visitors.

The demands of organized tourism are also increasing, groups are diverted to accommodation facilities in the Casentino and other valleys” – continues Lodone – “the average recorded stay is 1.8 days, with Saturday night practically unavailable.

But there are more accommodation options on Fridays. Many hotels have even implemented a two-night “minimum stay” to favor tourists willing to stay longer. In the end, it turns out that tourists are satisfied with the facilities and services they find.

For example, many facilities have entered into agreements with garages to guarantee parking in the center. In short, whoever comes will find welcome and attention, which is certainly a nice business card for our city.”

The great success of Christmas designs in Arezzo has also been built over the years thanks to targeted promotion that has managed to attract the attention of national television networks. Last in line, Rai1, which on Friday 23 November broadcasts a report on the Christmas markets in Antonella Clerici’s program “È semper poledne”, is another recognition of the goodness of the initiative, which will last until 1 January this year.

Tourists who come next weekend during their tour of the Christmas City will also be able to have fun with the many Confcommercio initiatives: on Sunday, November 26 at 15:00, the highly anticipated Christmas balloons return to Piazza Sant’Agostino, the night of colors 2023. , se bright Christmas balloons that will dance to the music.

Those who want to discover Arezzo and its history can sign up for the Confguide guided tours that depart every Saturday and Sunday at 3:00 pm from Arezzo Cathedral (reservations: Rita Di Felice 3315025517 – Laura Bonechi 3382419829). They will then be able to take a tour of the small huts of the Tyrolean village in the Piazza Grande, open 24/7 from Thursday to Sunday from 10 am to 9 pm, visit the Santa Claus house set up in the Fraternita building and the Lego brick house in the Piazza. San Francesco to admire reproductions of works of art and monuments made from thousands upon thousands of the world’s most famous bricks.

TIROLESE VILLAGE 2023/2024 – OPENING DAYS 23-24-25-26-30. November, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 1.-2.-3. December, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 7-8-9-10. December, from 10:00 to 21:00-15. -16.-17. December, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., 21.-22.-23. December, from 10:00 to 21:00, December 24, from 10:00 to 18:00 December 25, from 11:00 to 21:00, 26-27-28-29-30. December, from 10:00 to 9:00 December 21, from 10:00 to 18:00 January 1, from 11:00 to 21:00

MIKULÁŠSKÝ DÚM 2023 – OPENING DAYS 25-26 November / 2-3-8-9-10-16-17-23. December, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; November 24 / 1-15-22 December, from 1 to 6 p.m.; December 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

LEGO BRICK HOUSE 2023 – OPENING DAYS 25-26 November / 2-3-8-9-10-16-17-23-26-29-30. December, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; November 24 / 1-15-22 December; December 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; December 25 from 2 to 6 p.m., December 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; January 1 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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