Christmas Time in Italy

Price from under £1000pp

Duration: 3 nights

Prices include: Flights Transfers

Holiday At A Glance

  • Based on 3 nights 4 days
  • Typical cost of a short Christmas break
  • Contact our team to create your tailor-made break
  • Durations can be longer or shorter 
  • Hotels below are examples of where you can stay

Staying at

  • Relais Santa Croce
  • Hotel Morgana
  • Du Lac et du parc
  • Villa dei Gelsi & Spa
  • My Arbor

Experience the magic of Italy at Christmas time and allow us to handcraft you an unforgettable Christmas break.

Italy is renowned for its rich cultural heritage and delectable cuisine, and during the holiday season, it transforms into a winter wonderland filled with enchanting traditions and festivities. Imagine strolling through the charming streets of Rome, Florence, or Venice, adorned with twinkling lights and beautifully decorated Christmas trees. The sweet scent of roasted chestnuts fills the air, and the sound of carolers and church bells creates a heartwarming atmosphere that's second to none.

Indulge in the season's culinary delights, savouring mouthwatering panettone, delicate pastries, and the finest wines. Visit iconic landmarks like the Colosseum, the Uffizi Gallery, and St. Mark's Square, which take on a new, mesmerizing allure during the holiday season. With our expertly crafted Christmas breaks create lasting memories as you immerse yourself in Italy's rich traditions, culture, and history. Whether you're gazing at the Nativity scenes or exchanging heartfelt greetings of "Buon Natale" with the locals, you'll discover the true spirit of the season in Italy. Join us for a Christmas journey that's sure to leave you enchanted and inspired.

Our team of travel experts can create the perfect Christmas getaway for you, taking in any of the enchanting Christmas markets below. Enquire now and embark on a magical journey to a winter wonderland.

Roman Christmas Market - Rome, Lazio

Rome captures the magic of the holiday season, as the historic city centre comes alive with festive celebrations, and the Roman Christmas Market at Piazza Navona embodies the very essence of this magical time.

This market infuses the piazza with a burst of vibrant colours, wooden huts adorned with traditional gifts, the sweet scent of chocolate wafting through the cobblestone streets, and the alluring fragrance of spiced fruits, all contributing to the festive atmosphere.

The festival stalls transform the Eternal City into an immersive Christmas wonderland, offering numerous markets to explore after you've savoured the main Roman Christmas Market.

Location: You can find this enchanting market at Piazza Navona.

Bolzano Christmas Market - Bolzano, South Tyrol

Bolzano is a majestic town nestled into the northern Italian mountains, where the Rosengarten Dolomites act as a spectacular backdrop to the Bolzano Christmas Market.

The festive holiday ambience swells from Piazza Walther, where little wooden huts display traditional wooden toys or garlands set beneath candles and lamps that light the medieval streets. The crisp alpine air often carries the aromas of mulled wine that continue through the arcaded lanes, adding to the fairytale atmosphere of the town.

There is nothing quite like exploring the Italian countryside during winter when the snow covers the mountains and crackling fires can keep you snug after an evening wandering the colourful Bolzano Christmas Market.

Where to find the market: Piazza Walther

Piazza Santa Croce Christmas Market - Florence, Tuscany

The Christmas ambience in Florence overtakes the heart of the historic city and the joyous holiday spirit flows from the center of the action in the Piazza Santa Croce Christmas Market.

With a traditional German touch that combines charming wooden huts offering Italian and German delicacies, the market, known in German as Weihnachtsmarkt, magically blends two European perspectives of the winter season.

Decorations and handcrafts add to the illustrious spirit of the holiday season, from intricate wooden toys to lavish garlands. The mixture of bright colours and aromas of gingerbread and spiced wine create a warm and welcoming ambience in the cold.

Where to find the market: Piazza Santa Croce

Verona Christmas Market - Verona, Veneto

Verona is famous for star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet, and its Christmas market adds another layer of romance to the medieval lanes during the holiday season.

The spiced aromas of mulled wine and fruit cakes emanate from the wooden stalls filling the central Piazza Dei Signori. Fairy lights glimmer in the evening, adding to the storybook ambience, while traditional Bavarian dishes provide a taste of the region's history.

Handicrafts, decorations, and celebrated cuisine display the fascinating traditions of Verona and the beauty of holiday heritage that flows from historic Veneto villages and their markets. Because of its proximity to Venice, you could always schedule in day trip, made easy by the excellent train network in the region.

Where to find the market: Piazza Dei Signori

Arco Christmas Market  - Lake Garda, Trentino-Alto Adige

The Arco Christmas Market in Arco, a stone’s throw from Lake Garda, is blessed with one of the most dramatic winter views of the Dolomites during Christmas.

The market is open for the entire month and invites travellers to explore the unique Christmas traditions and cuisine of the Trentino-Alto Adige region of northern Italy. The Arboreto di Arco park is a Christmas wonderland for families wishing to explore gardens riddled with decorations and dwarfs, before browsing many city centre markets overflowing with toys and regional cuisine.

Fire shows, street performers, and a Christmas train add to the seasonal charm, where you can also explore the breathtaking surrounding mountains veiled in snow.

Where to find the market: Il Palazzo di Piazza o Municipio d'Arco and Arboreto di Arco


Christmas time in Italy

Our team of travel elves can put together your enchanting Christmas break, they can range from 3 nights or 1 week.

You can enjoy any of the featured regions or even mix a few up and experience Christmas in a couple of areas, Verona, lake Garda and South Tyrol could be a perfect combination.


Our team of travel elves can put together your enchanting Christmas break, they can range from 3 nights or 1 week.

You can enjoy any of the featured regions or even mix a few up and experience Christmas in a couple of areas, Verona, lake Garda and South Tyrol could be a perfect combination.

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