Italy’s Christmas markets feel like:
Chestnut and cinnamon. Mulled vino. Tapping artisanal talent for local, festive goodies. Gorgeous nativity scenes.
In a word (or three) –– pretty freaking charming.
If you’re ever on the fence about visiting Italy in the winter, rest assured that the line-up of Christmas markets on its own is one of the BEST reasons to be here this time of year.
That being said, it’s overwhelming to know which Christmas markets to choose, and which one is right for you.
We did the hard work of picking our faves, so you won’t miss an ornament!
Here are the markets where we get our Italian Fix on, come Christmastime:
‘Tis that season again!
And of course for many of us, that means a whole lot of giving. Which of course we love.
BUT scrambling for something — ANYTHING — to fill in the blanks on your holiday gift list can zap the spirit right out of you. It just feels so much better when you know you’ve really NAILED a present for someone, doesn’t it?
Well, think of this. How many people do you know who LOVE travel? How many people name travel as one of the top things they want to do more of? Makes buying travel-related gifts and experiences for at least a few people on your list kind of a sure thing, amiright?
You’re either getting them something you know they can make use of, or something that will inspire them to take action on what they dream of doing *someday.*
Since beautiful travel experiences is pretty much our middle name, we’ve got you covered.
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the traveler in your life, or for the person you know wants to travel more in their lives, check out our suggestions for holiday presents that will beautify, dreamify or simplify their next trip.
When most people think of Italy, they think bikini-on-the-beach weather. But there is so much to love about parka-in-the-Alps Italy too.
This gorgeous landscape lets you pick your own adventure, and it’s not always about aperitivo hour in the sunshine.
Skiing a bit, après-skiing a LOT. Reveling in all the ragu. Meandering through museums, with no line-ups.
You can do it *all* in the winter in Italy.
Whether you’re planning a winter getaway or want inspiration for a spontaneous Christmas trip, these are our top picks for places to visit in Italy in the winter.