Anytime of the year is a great time to visit Italy but winter has a charm of its own especially if you would like to avoid hordes of tourist.
Verona,the city of Romeo and Juliet is one of the most romantic places in Italywith its lovely renaissance palaces, pink marble side walks and moving medieval churches as soft fresh now covers its ancient piazzas of frescoed facades.
A walk through its narrow streets allows you to get in touch with its varied and fascinating past: traces of its splendid Roman origins, its prevailing medieval structure dating back to the time of knights and castles with impressive fortifications for protection.
Most museums and tourist sites are open in the city even during winter.
Verona is also a gateway to beautiful Lake Garda, the largest lake in the country offering the visitor splendid natural scenery, surrounded by the famous Dolomites of Brenta in the north.
Italy is a bargain in the winter with most shops discounting up to 50%. This is the time when you can also get the best hotel deals just before the February carnival season starts.