The most beautiful time of the year is coming, the December holidays are right around the corner and I’m certain already started to think about your next holiday destination. So, let me guess – Italy is not on top of the list? If I guessed correctly, you might want to reconsider, as there are a lot of reason to enjoy an Italy city break in winter.
Italy in Winter
Winter is a magical time to visit Italy. The scenery is breathtaking, the sights aren’t crowded with visitors, and the locals are even friendlier than usual. As you know, the country has a long history of gorgeous architectures beautiful landscapes, and delicious cuisine, and winter is time where you can take it all in without the suffocating rush of the tourist season. Winter is when Italy is at its most authentic.
Don’t get me wrong, the summer is great. But winter in Italy is totally special. And while the cities are empty (comparing to the middle of July), the mountains such as Alps and Dolomites are packed with winter-sports enthusiasts, as Italy also houses some of the best ski resorts in the world.
How to plan your trip
Planning a trip to Italy can be a daunting task. It is easy to get overwhelmed with the amount of options and places to visit. You may start wondering is it a good idea at all.
Don’t worry, it totally is a fantastiс idea, you just might need a little help with planning. Especially if you are planning to go to Italy in winter, during the time of magic and Christmas markets. Entrusting planning of your holiday to a professional will save you let of times and a lot of nerves of trying to match the flies, best hotel deals, and guides availability. But if you have time on your hands and ready to do some research – you can easily take care of your winter Italy getaway yourself.
As you can easily see, the winter is one of the best times to visit Italy, due to the reasons I listed above -less people, lower prices, sights you can have pretty much to yourself, and amazing skiing opportunities. Plus, if you are visiting in December, Christmas markets are at their best. If you are looking for some good reasons to visit Italy during the winter, here are some of the best reasons.