You’ve all seen the travel posters with the headline “Sunny Italy,” and it may be sunny in Italy in the winter, but it can also be “Snowy Italy”. As you can see from this photo last Feb. But! As I always say when people ask about the winter “how bad can it be in a place with palm trees?” Yes, the snow can come and make a mess for a couple of days, but then it is over, it all melts and everyone gets back to what they were doing before it came.
In a lot of ways way off season, say Winter is a really good time to go to Italy. The natives are on “calm” and relaxed and have time to sit and chat. We’re forever being pulled into stores for a cup of coffee and a bit of catching up. Summer is full tourist season, and our local friends are often going full speed ahead, unlike us lazy tourists on holiday! There’s often just as much art and culture and theater and music going on in the winter as in the summer, so we love it there in the winter.
It is also a knock-out time to look at houses. Flights are discounted and rental cars, too. And, if you love a place in the dead of winter, imagine how much you will love it covered with roses and wisteria in May. True test of love!