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Italy in January : An Essential Guide To Planning A Vacation In Italy

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Italy, the country that is the 3rd most visited place by international tourists in the world. Home to The Colosseum, the Forum, the Pantheon, the Appian Way, and many more, not to forget the most delicious pizza you’ll ever taste. Italy in January is right out a paradise for people who enjoy the snow and being in a cold place. In January the main attraction would be the snowfall and the snow sports. Not to undermine the beautiful summertime you could spend in Italy with your cup of Gelato, however, the country is breathtaking in any season.

 

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Weather And Crowd At Italy In January

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The weather in Italy in January is not particularly pleasant; in fact, the last few days of the month are known to be the coldest of the year. While snowfalls in some parts of the country, the remainder of Italy remains cold and cloudy with rain. As you travel to the south of Italy, the weather becomes warmer, but not warm enough to lie on the beach in just your bikini. The mountains would be packed with skiers and snowboarders ready to get some ice on their boots. The Tourists and locals alike flock to the Italian Alps and Dolomites during the busiest season of the year. That’s why you would find that the mountains are packed but the cities remain a bit isolated.

The average temperature recorded in the months of January would be around :

  • Northern part of Italy: -4 to -5 C / 25 to 45 F
  • Central part of Italy: 5 to 13 C / 40 to 55 F
  • Southern part of Italy: 10 to 16 C / 50 to 60 F

Place To Visit In Italy In January

The weather in January even though being a bit cold is enjoyed by tourists worldwide. So, if you’re visiting Italy in January the most adventurous places you could go would be

1 . Amalfi : The Alluring coastline

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The southern part of Italy is home to one of the most beautiful coastlines that has an amazing view as you drive through them. Amalfi is a very beautiful town and it was apparently once a powerful maritime. The Amalfi Coast provides a fantastic opportunity to relax on one of the numerous gorgeous beaches. Many of the coastal communities have a plethora of restaurants and pubs located right on the beach. The Amalfi Coast is also popular with walkers and hikers, and it is well-positioned to provide some spectacular hiking trails, such as the Path of the Gods, which takes its name from the stunning coastline you’ll witness along the way. It’s one of my favourite sights in Italy. So if you’re looking for a peaceful experience along the beach, Amalfi is your go-to.

2. Rome : The Capitol of the World

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Going to Italy in January definitely needs a stop at Rome. Being a colder season, Rome is way less crowded and allows you to explore the city with ease. The Colosseum, the Forum, the Pantheon, the Appian Way, and the Palatine Hill, relics of its past glory and compete with the Vatican’s great wealth as the major attractions. After exploring the entire city, you can gradually ease into the pre-selected fashion stores and gelato businesses. It also has an amazing selection of restaurants and numerous bars to feast on.

Also read : The Colossal Colosseum in Rome – An insight into the mighty monument

3. Palermo : A flower of the Mediterranean

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Sicily’s capital is an excellent starting point for exploring the island. You would be finding a lot of Christmas markets along with the city because it’s the time of January. Cefalu, a coastal town with a magnificent beach and historical beauty, is definitely worth a visit. If you’re seeking some winter sun, look no further than Sicily, where you’ll be greeted with a warm welcome all year.

4. Venice : The Floating City

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Although Venice is a lovely destination to visit in the summer, it is the most tranquil and also a quiet destination to visit in January. In January, Venice is in immaculate condition. The typically crowded canals are quite empty and available for your use. Everything in Venice, from the gondola rides to the stunning baroque architecture to the exquisite cuisine and wine, feels dreamlike, and the experience is one to remember for the rest of your lives. If planned properly, Venice in January would be the best thing that happened to you.

5. Turin : Cradle of Italian Liberty

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Turin is the busiest city when it comes to January in Italy. Skiers and snowboarders seem to swarm the mountainous gateway to the Alps. This location leads directly to the Alps, which are covered with snow and provide a breathtaking view for visitors. Highlights here include Luci d’Artista, a light celebration of art in which the city is lit up in a variety of inventive ways to delight the imagination. Apart from the beautiful scenery for your eyes, your appetite will also have a nice time during your vacation because Turin’s restaurant scenes are mouthwatering.

Also read: 7 Amazing Things To Do in Amalfi Coast, Italy in 2021

Things to pack for Italy in January

Despite the fact that Italy is also known for its fashion, particularly in Venice. Because January is a cold month, the most important thing to remember is to stay warm, so make sure you have one of everything at least:

  • Pair of thermal underwear
  • Long sleeve tops and tee shirts
  • Wind-breakers
  • Jeans
  • Gloves/mittens, scarves/mufflers, socks, earmuff

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Well there you go, these are the things you would require to consider for planning an Italy tour package in the Month of January. Hope you had an idea of how Italy is a travel destination. Check here for some amazing tour packages at Pickyourtrail.

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