What to pack for a winter stay in Italy!

December, 10 2019 ( Updated December, 10 2019)

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What to pack

Off to Italy? Make sure you pack these winter essentials:

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Whether you’re looking to savour some peace and tranquillity after the crowds have gone home, or you’re all set for a ski break in the Italian Alps, our helpful tips on what clothes to pack will keep you cosy, dry and raring to go! With winter temperatures in Italy peaking on average between 6-12° and dipping to minus 5°- 2° during the months of December, January and February, it’s essential to pack the right clothing. Throw in the fact that Italy’s highest annual rainfall occurs during November and December and you’ll find the right footwear is also key!

If you’re about to get packing, here’s a simple clothing checklist to keep you cosy and ready to sightsee.

A person packing their winter holiday suitcase

Must-have clothing for your Italian winter break:

·       Thermal layers & plenty of tops (layering is the way to go!)

·       Woollen jumpers

·       1 roll neck & 1 hoodie/sweatshirt

·       Evening wear

·       1 waterproof, breathable hooded jacket + 1 lined time-capsule coat (for evenings out)

·       Waterproof walking trousers + winter walking boots (if hiking on the Lakes)

·       Thermal tights/ long johns

·       Waterproof daytime shoes

·       Waterproof evening shoes (revitalize leather boots with boot polish/protective spray)

·       Thermal socks & thermal underwear

·       PJ’s/lounge wear & bed socks

·       Jewellery & watch

Groups of families and couples ready for winter Must-have accessories for your Italian winter break:

·       Thermal gloves, scarf + hat

·       UV protection Sunglasses – you’re in Italy!

·       Good-quality travel umbrella (for city and lake breaks)

·       All the must-pack Ski gear (if you’re heading to the slopes)

·       Hand and face SPF moisturiser & SPF lip balm (unisex is available)

·       A high factor sun lotion (for ski breaks)

·       Water-proof rucksack/handbag

·       Waterproof luggage

For live weather forecasts, keep up-to-date here.

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“Buon viaggio!”

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