The Christmas and New Year holiday period are a tour de force for many. Yet, it’s still possible to get away from the rush and crowds and experience an enchanting vacation in Italy.
Imagine yourself dining by a roaring fire in the otherworldly atmosphere of an ancient monastery, or sipping an excellent red wine produced from vineyards that stretch as far as the eye can see outside your window. Or what about letting yourself be pampered in a meticulously renovated farmhouse with the most modern of comforts?
Imagine the enchanted silence of a centuries-old forest, where you and your children can trace the pawprints of wild rabbits, roe deer and maybe even a wolf in the fresh snow. Imagine counting down to the New Year with your friends in a private snow-covered chalet after a day on the ski slopes. Or maybe relaxing in the warm stube of an old farmhouse after a shopping trip to the local Christmas markets.
Imagine bracing the north wind as you explore the narrow streets of a stone-walled city, breathing a time and place you thought belonged only to fairy tales.
Imagine the magic of midnight Mass celebrated in a grand cathedral or a tiny church perched atop a hill in a silent village. Imagine opening your farmhouse window every morning and enjoying the spectacle of unspoilt nature blanketed with snow.
Picture yourself going down to breakfast in a cozy room scented with wood and freshly baked sweets. Your host greets you with pleasure and leads you to a table laden with delicacies made from scratch. Imagine a place where you feel right at home.
This year you can relish all of this by spending New Year's Eve in a farmhouse. Here are some of our proposals, divided by region:
- Emilia Romagna
- Friuli Venezia Giulia
- Trentino Alto Adige
- Valle d'Aosta