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The fifth edition of "Arezzo City of Christmas”, The event that every week, from Thursday to Sunday, from 16 November to 6 January will propose markets, events and shows in the historic center.

The calendar of initiatives, wanted by the Municipality of Arezzo and organized by the Arezzo Intour Foundation, with the collaboration of Confcommercio and various cultural and trade associations, was presented this afternoon at Palazzo del Pegaso. Every corner of the city will tell about Christmas starting from Prato, the large green area overlooking the city, where the Christmas village will be set up with the Ferris wheel, the skating rink and the planetarium. For the first time there will be a large ice slide. Then there will be wooden cottages with food and wine products and typical handicrafts.

"Arezzo is preparing for the party, it will be decorated and beautiful - said the vice president Lucia De Robertis - An initiative that combines the promotion of a territory with its excellence with one of the most visited attractions at this time of year that are the Christmas markets ". The event will be characterized by a particular plan of "urban lights", there will be spectacular installations with the "mapping" that will color some city architecture with an absolutely innovative technology, while the traditional illuminations will connect the streets of the historic center.

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In Piazza Grande (until December 26) the Christmas markets return, where the atmosphere of the Tyrolean Village is renewed, the largest in Italy outside the borders of Tyrol, with its 34 wooden houses and the large cabin where dishes will be served typical.

"Arezzo City of Christmas in its first four years of life has attracted more than two and a half million visitors," he comments Marcello Comanducci, president of the Arezzo Intour Foundation -. That of Christmas tourism is a sector in continuous growth, and for this we have built a targeted offer capable of satisfying an increasingly vast and demanding public ”.

"It is a concrete and brilliant example of how public-private collaboration should be implemented," they underline Anna Lapini e Franco Marinoni, respectively president and director of Confcommercio Toscana -. Everything started from a courageous intuition that Confcommercio had in the 2015: that of bringing the typical Advent markets of the Alpine area to central Italy. The presence of the Tyrolean Village in a historic Tuscan square like Piazza Grande immediately met with the favor of the public ".

All information and program updates are available at www.arezzocittadelnatale.it.

Cover photo taken from the official website.