Every year, the Christmas and New Year holiday period becomes a real tour de force for many. Yet it is still possible to take advantage of these special days to take a break from the daily frenzy, and live what is somewhat rhetorically called "party magic".
If you're thinking about it, try to imagine yourself while dining by the fireplace, in the priceless atmosphere of an ancient monastery from 1300, or while sipping an excellent red wine produced in the vineyards that stretch as far as the eye can see under your window, or even while you're letting yourself be pampered in a relais that does not neglect the most modern comforts, but has not forgotten its peasant roots.
Imagine yourself in the enchanted silence of a centuries-old forest, while with your children you follow the footsteps of wild rabbits and roe deer in the snow, looking for the traces of the night raids of the wolf! Imagine waiting for the New Year's Eve with your usual friends, in the intimacy of a chalet surrounded by snow, after a day spent on the ski slopes, or in the warm stube of an old farm, after a shopping trip through the colors and scents of the Christmas markets.
Imagine challenging the north wind through the narrow streets of a city stretched between stone walls, breathing a time and a place that you thought belonged only to the fairy tales.
Imagine the magic of the midnight Mass celebrated in a cathedral, or in a small church perched in a silent village on top of a hill. Imagine opening your windows every morning and enjoying the exclusive spectacle of unspoilt nature, in the middle of a farmhouse sleeping under a cover of snow.
Picture yourself go down for breakfast in a common room scented with wood and freshly baked sweets, where you will be greeted with that pleasure in hosting that will make you immediately feel at home, even before being accompanied to a table full of delicacies with genuine and forgotten flavors. This year, you can relish some magic.
Spending New Year's Eve in a farmhouse is much more than just an original choice. Here is a series of valid proposals for your New Year's Eve, divided by region:
- Emilia Romagna
- Friuli Venezia Giulia
- Trentino Alto Adige
- Valle d'Aosta