There will be a special, fun, festive Christmas Gala on the evening of Friday, December 11th, at and to benefit St. James Church in Florence. The church has been an important part of the Florentine community since it was built by J.P. Morgan about 200 years ago. The candlelit event features wine from some of the top Tuscan producers, hors d'ouevres, and live music. The Honorary Guest is Mayor Matteo Renzi and famous butcher Dario Cecchini of Panzano will be the auctioneer. Tickets are 50 euro - call 055 294417 for tickets, or email Jennifer.