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Easter holidays

Together with Christmas, Easter – whose term means “passage” – is a very important holiday of the Christian religion, which celebrates the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday after the forty days of Lent, during which – according to Christian tradition – some penances must be observed.
For this reason, Easter does not have a fixed date, but always falls on Sunday, usually in the period between March and April.

In 2020 Easter is celebrated on April 12th.

The mystery of Easter is lived by Christians even in the days that precede it.
In fact, the Sunday before Easter is called “delle Palme” and on that day we remember the welcome of Jesus in Jerusalem and blessed olive branches are distributed in the churches.
From “Good Friday” to “Angel Monday” (also called “Easter Monday”), there are many religious celebrations and folkloric events in the name of tradition that take place throughout Tuscany.

Among the best-known Easter celebrations, it is worth mentioning the religious re-enactments of the Passion of Christ and the Via Crucis, which take place in various places in Tuscany, in addition to the more folkloric traditions such as the “scoppio del carro” in Piazza del Duomo in Florence.

The gastronomic side of Easter is also very interesting.
Easter lunch is also an opportunity to rediscover some culinary traditions, many of which date back to ancient rituals and religious representations.
The lamb, for example, which represents the innocent body of Jesus for Christians is found in many recipes from the Easter period.

One of the most popular Easter traditions is to donate chocolate eggs, to then bless them during Easter Holy Mass together with real eggs and eat them at lunch.
On sale there are eggs of all sizes, produced by the big brands but also the artisan ones made with dark, milk or white chocolate, all with the same characteristic: the surprise inside for the joy of children but also of adults.

Among the desserts, in addition to eggs, there is the “colomba (dove)”. With a dough similar to Christmas “panettone”, this cake – in the shape of a dove – with a crunchy coating of icing, granulated sugar and almonds, represents the symbol of peace and serenity.

Now that you know more about Easter, whether you are a couple, with a group of friends or with family and children, a long weekend awaits you in Montaione with many things to do and see to spend an Easter holiday in the name of tradition but also fun.

Here are some interesting ideas on how to spend Easter in Montaione:

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Sport and outdoor activities to do in the Easter weekend

At Easter there is a smell of spring. And in spring, it is known that the beautiful season, longer days and pleasant temperatures, make you want to do healthy outdoor activities.

The beauty of the countryside and the uncontaminated nature of the territory of Montaione will be your open-air gym: in fact, thanks to a network of trails (downloadable from the website www.montaionemtbtrailarea.com) you can organize walks or fantastic mountain bike rides.

Not only bike or trekking, but also horseback riding organized by the riding centers of Montaione or golf, in the nearby golf club of Castelfalfi.

Whatever sport you want to practice, in Montaione it will be impossible for you to hang out without doing anything.

Not only bike or trekking, but also horseback riding organized by the riding centers of Montaione or golf, in the nearby golf club of Castelfalfi.

Whatever sport you want to practice, in Montaione it will be impossible for you to hang out without doing anything.

#2

Wandering within cellars

Another activity preferred by our guests is to wander through the cellars tasting the wines directly from the producers or go to discover some typical products such as cheeses or the prized white truffle of Montaione.

#3

Within art and culture

If you prefer a more cultural holiday, don’t forget to visit the Jerusalem of San Vivaldo located a few kilometers from Montaione. Here in addition to the church, where you can participate – on Easter Sunday – at Holy Mass, there is a Franciscan monastery, and 18 chapels arranged according to the Jerusalem of the fifteenth century, which retain inside them terracotta statuary groups representing the episodes of the life and Passion of Jesus Christ.

You can even take advantage of the rich cultural offer of the Valdelsa museum system with many small and fascinating museums, including – just to name a few – the Leonardo Da Vinci museum, also suitable for children who will be able to get to know – thanks to dedicated routes – all the works of Leonardo’s genius, the Empoli Glass Museum or the Montelupo Ceramics Museum.

Or without going too far, why don’t you go and discover some of the most beautiful and characteristic medieval villages located less than an hour’s drive from Montaione?

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Leisure

If you still have some free time, and you want some action, a quad tour will be the ideal choice to satisfy your thirst for adrenaline, if instead you love slow pace you can treat yourself to a relaxing sauna at the “Terme della Via Francigena” Spa , or maybe a cooking class.

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Where to have the Easter lunch

If all these activities have made you hungry, you just have to find a place where you can have Easter lunch by choosing from the many restaurants in Montaione and tasting some delicacies of Tuscan and Montaionese cooking expertly prepared by our chefs.

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Easter deals

Find out the best offers for the Easter weekend in Montaione from 9 to 13 April.

Now that you have discovered everything you can do during your Easter holidays in Montaione you just have to pamper yourself with hospitality and discover the best and most genuine offers of hotels, farmhouses, apartments and bed and breakfasts to give you a wonderful stay in Tuscany.

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