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Departures for winter holidays in Italy, an unforgettable time, lost in the scents and flavours of tradition. Get inspired by the magical Christmas atmosphere

Whether it is the snow-capped mountains or the charm of the cities dressed up, winter in Italy holds many surprises. Plan your week of white and ski and snowboard in the majestic Alps. Pass Bolzano and its typical markets or Rome and the giant Christmas tree in Piazza San Pietro. Don't miss the power of the stormy sea from the Faraglioni di Sant'Andrea in Puglia, which frees your thoughts and lets you listen. The winter destinations in Italy are unparalleled: enjoy every moment.
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Food and wine
Valle d'Aosta, flavours at high altitude

Valle d'Aosta, flavours at high altitude

Have you reached this earthly paradise? Then make yourself comfortable and examine the cheese menu, firstly with Fontina, the queen of Valle d'Aosta products. You will be able to recognise it by its sweet flavour and straw-yellow colour, paler in the cheeses produced in winter, when the cows are fed with hay, and deeper in summer production. These are followed by delicacies such as Gressoney toma cheese, salignon, reblec, brossa, seras and goat cheeses, each with its own story to tell. Listen and taste them all. Go on to classics such as Valdostana-style chops, polenta concia and ”soupe valpellineintze” (Valpellina-style soup); venison, chamois in salmì (in “civet”), trout, “carbonade”, a beef stew, and fondue, a single dish made with cheese, melted in a dedicated pot, to be consumed hot, are also excellent. Enjoy sausages, such as Vallee d'Aoste jambon de Bosses, a specially matured ham, Boudin with a refined taste, Saouseusse, seasoned minced meat, Lard d'Arnad, soft lard, Teuteun, salted beef udder, Motzetta, aromatic dried meat. The Alpine microclimate is the joy of apples, which develop intense flavours here. Try the Red and Gold delicious, Jonagold and Renetta: raw or cooked, they are sweet and versatile, the basis of smoothies, sweet or savoury jams, to be served with fine dishes. Last but not least, desserts and wines. For the first courses, try the tegole, torcettini - typical regional biscuits - and the blanc manger alla valdostana with cream; for the second courses, place of honour to all, such as the whites Muller-Thurgau and Pinot noir (vinified in white) and the reds Pinot noir, Gamay, Torrette, Nus Rouge. Had too much to eat? Here's a shot of Genepì, a digestive made from alpine herbs, artemisia.

A Glimpse of the Wonders of Italian Winter

If it's true that each season adorns our beautiful Peninsula with uniqueness, winter certainly drapes our cities and mountains in an enchanted blanket that immerses us in a fairy tale. With its soft whiteness, the snow makes landscapes gentle and welcomes our steps in an enveloping silence.

An atmosphere that becomes even more magical during the holidays.

Choose the location you prefer and enjoy a glimpse into breathtaking landscapes, charming Christmas markets, and stunning ski slopes.



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