I'm thinking about visiting Firenze around Christmas time, from the 24th Dec - 31st Dec. This will be my first time in Florence so I would like to do some sightseeing whilst taking in the Christmas atmosphere. My concern is that attractions/shops/restaurants might be closed on Christmas day and the 26th. What do you suggest I could do on these days?
Also my other concern, I will be flying in and out from the Pisa Airport. For transport to and from Firenze I was thinking about booking the Terravision bus (takes approximately 1hr). My flight leaves at 9am on the 31st, I'm guessing I would have to catch a very early bus (4.45am) to make it on time. Would it be safe to walk so early in the morning to the S.M NOVELLA train station from Ponte Vecchio so I can catch the bus?
Thanks for your help in advance,