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Christmas Ideas Italy

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Christmas season has now become a popular time to travel. And what about you? Are you having trouble deciding where to go? If you are looking for the best place to take a break during the Christmas time, you can find here a list of popular destinations in Italy. Some of Italy’s cities go all out for the holidays, including New Year’s Eve dinners, events, concerts and much more.

Go in Naples if you are looking for Christmas vacation ideas

Naples is one of the most popular spots for Christmas travel in Italy. There are many events and traditional entertainment planned for Christmas Eve or Day there. This city boasts many holiday traditions. As a case in point, Italian-American tradition is on display, which is called the “feast of the seven fishes”. To be more precise, people celebrate Christmas Eve with seafood seven ways. Apart from that, you can find Naples most important Christmas Market in the traditional sense. Shop along Via San Gregorio Armeno to find unique gifts and to experience the Neapolitan Christmas Eve dinner. In addition to having superb shopping, visitors can  watch spectacular fireworks displays. It will probably be the best Christmas vacations you will ever experience.

Try to do a day trip to Rome

Rome at Christmas is a blast with its festivities. Admire 100 nativity scenes on display throughout the city. Get into the church for Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve at the Vatican. You can watch Pope lives that will get your heart racing, as going at  St. Peter’s Basilica. In the event you’re a fan of things decrepit, you can take the opportunity to shop, where you will find intricately painted tree ornaments. Just go in Piazza Navona for a Christmas market. Rome also offers great food, wine and breathtaking scenery. On the other hand, you can watch street performances. However, transportation during Christmas day in Rome can be tricky, so you could hire a car, just click here. It would also be the best way to discover all the events happening during the season.

Don’t miss out Venice, a true one-stop Christmas destination

Are you taking off on a holiday this Christmas? Head to Venice, which is one of the best resorts in Italy for Christmas holidays. With its narrow canals and ancient palaces, there are part of the history of Venice. There are many Christmas inspired markets where people can sell unique works of art.
On top of all that, this city offers plenty of delightful Christmas concerts. For example, you can attend a classical concert at Teatro La Fenice. But no Christmas in this city would be complete without uncovering the tallest glass Christmas tree in the world, resides in Murano.

 

Why not make any trip to Tuscany?

Tuscany has something for everyone! All the mesmerizing historic countryside villas and palaces makes it onto every best destinations. You can visit its medieval village in order to enjoy the magical atmosphere of the city. There are lots and lots of music. Tuscany also displays colored lights that illuminate the nights. And you can enjoy events, festivals and delicious food. If you are thinking about renting a hotel or a villa to stay, it is recommended to book it in advance. Moreover, staying in a beautiful villa or hotel would be authentic. By this way, you can spend a unique and unforgettable day during that big day.

Hottest Destination in South Italy

 

Ostuni South ItlayOur newest South Italy tour destination this year is the less frequently visited south, the regions of Basilicata and Pulia.

We offer these tours with Rome or Sorrento departures for those interested in less trendy and crowded destinations, having already visited the most sought  after Italian regions of Amalfi Coast and Tuscany.

One of the highlights of this tour is Matera with its houses carved in the tufa rock that resemble Cappadocian underground cities. The style of architecture is actually originated from ancient Anatolia and initially imported to Italy by Byzantine monks.

The region has vast fields and palm groves neighboring snow-white towns like Noto or Lecce where you can easily feel getting lost in the maze of side alleys hiding little churches off main squares. Lecce is the Baroque capital of Italy with white washed buildings dating back to the end of the XVI century and the first half of the XVII century with the church of S.Oronzo, the Basilica of Santa Croce, the Celestini Palace being some of the most attractive sites of the city.

An other highlight of the tour is the village of Alberobello with its unique cone-shaped dwellings, a UNESCO World Heritage site or the Greek fishing village of Gallipoli (Kallipolis) on the shores of the Ionian sea at the “heel of  the Italian Boot”, in the region of Pulia.