What could be more romantic than spending winter in Italy? Once the tourists have gone home, you can pick your ideal holiday home or long stay mobile home with a low ground rent. Caravans will find plenty of good quality campsites with year-round pitches. The weather may be better in Spain or Portugal, but they can’t match the stunning architectural treasures of Rome. And it might be nice in Nice, but Livorno can match anything that France has to offer.
There’s so much to love about off-season Italy – the winter sports, the festivals and carnivals, the lack of crowds and the time to linger over its treasures – but where are the best places to stay?
Make the most of Tuscany
For most travellers, Tuscany is synonymous with Italy, but the best way to discover the real heart of this beautiful region is during the winter. The landscape turns a lush green and the rolling hills are host to wild boar and deer. It’s a stunning place to relax and enjoy trips to world-famous vineyards where you’ll have time to linger or to take long lunches of local winter delicacies.
The weather is cool and often damp, so pack a brolly and some wellies. But the opportunity to spend time exploring such jewels as Pisa and Florence without the crowds is well worth braving the occasional shower. For a taste of medieval Italy, Sienna, with its UNESCO world heritage status, is absolutely unmissable.
Winter on the coast
With over 9,000 km of coastline, Italy has plenty of beautiful places to spend the winter at the beach, from the stunning Amalfi coast with the scent of lemons in the air to the Italian Riviera on the Ligurian coast, stretching between the south of France and Tuscany.
Here beautiful and lively seaside towns make the perfect backdrop for a winter stay. Explore the fortresses, canals and Medici port of Livorno before relaxing with an aperitivo and watching the incredible sunset. Lucca is picture postcard perfect with its red roofs and pedestrianised alleyways packed with charming cafes and the most delicious food. Viareggio has golden sandy beaches, a wonderful seafront promenade and hosts one of the most incredible carnivals in Italy in February. Truly a magical spot to avoid the winter blues!
The Eternal City
Rome is a perpetual favourite with travellers and the opportunity to explore without crowds is not to be missed. Overwinter in Rome and enjoy Christmas celebrations in the Vatican City, the Colosseum without crowds and some of the best January sales shopping in the world, where you can snag a designer bargain or two. Rome puts on a different face in winter, with crisp blue skies and plenty of winter sunshine. It’s the ideal time to explore one of the world’s greatest cities without the queues and to feast on the winter bounty in some of the world’s best restaurants!
Why you need to spend winter in Italy
Cheaper, less crowded but still as lively, winter in Italy is a wonderful time of year to explore without the tourists. So why not book an affordable holiday home or look for a mobile home with low ground rent and enjoy living in Italy like a local – who knows, you may never want to leave!
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