What Is The Attraction Of Travelling To Italy In Winter?
My beautiful friend is enjoying a winter holiday in Italy at the moment, which led me to the question -
What drives one to an Italy winter?
Pfft, apparently the very same reason why Italy has hosted the Winter Olympics twice, the slopes.
Well, maybe you’re not correctly thinking of an Italy winter travel for the same purpose. But don’t you think it is indeed an excellent opportunity to be able to ski down the slopes that most people would give an arm for to try doing? It may be a great idea to bask in the sun on some beach during summer, but Italy winter travel will take you on a whole new vacation experience you wouldn’t have thought possible.
Also, winter season is opera and orchestra season in Italy, a time when European cultural events happen full blast everywhere especially in historic halls which is the side of Italy that is unheard of by many. An Italy winter travel allows you to get into an evening gown or tux and go to an opera gala. And you thought it only happens in the movies, huh?
Most people shy away from an Italy winter travel merely because they think it could cost more than a summer trip. But a closer look at airline fares would tell them that it could cost about a half to a third of what it costs typically during the summer season. And hotels are not a problem either. While it may not be inexpensive to book on the mountain resorts, most city hotels offer significant discounts in winter, giving a 15-50% savings from a summer rate.
How about the cold during an Italy winter travel? Well, winter is supposed to be cold, and admittedly, some parts can even get chilly. However, don’t you think it is the best time to flaunt that designer coat you never had the chance to wear? Going south of Italy will take you to a milder winter climate. There, you can concentrate on exploring other places to see and sampling some of best foods, and wines Italy provide, (and don't worry, I am missing Italian pasta and bread!).
But then again, why would you opt for balmy weather? Otherwise, you might just have come in summer. Forget the sunny days and espressos in outdoor cafés. Winter has its allure. Cozy cafés during winter can be more appealing than a seat outside a restaurant in summer. And my beautiful Venice can never be more romantic than with its wintery fog!
Sure, you might fall flat on your face more often than anybody else skiing on the slopes. But I’m sure no one will notice. Everybody else will be too busy carving the slopes or showing off their acrobatic skills to pay attention to you. After all, nobody would want to spend most of their vacation just figuring out if you’re ever going to learn how to ski. Who cares? Nothing beats the fact that you have skied the Alps alongside the world’s greatest winter athletes.
Would you like to travel to Italy during winter, especially while we have summer here?
Or, have you experienced an Italian winter?
You know the drill, we would love for you to comment.
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