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Where to go on holiday in February in Italy

Are you still convinced that the month of February is to be considered as a transition period between the Christmas binges and the lavish carnival celebrations? When you consider a number of factors, it is much more suitable for a vacation than you think. For example, prices are usually affordable, plus it is the month of Valentine's Day, the feast of lovers ...

We are in Italy and, in our country, solutions are not lacking and are within everyone's reach. The offer is varied and includes romantic cities and historic villages, without forgetting the numerous ski resorts scattered along the boot: here are some tips to decide where to go on holiday in February in Italy.



Index

  1. Livigno, Lombardy - Northern Italy
  2. Cortina d'Ampezzo, Veneto - Northern Italy
  3. Milan, Lombardy - Northern Italy
  4. Turin, Piedmont - Northern Italy
  5. Rome, Lazio - Central Italy
  6. Orvieto / Assisi / Gubbio, Umbria - Central Italy
  7. Pisa / Viareggio, Tuscany - Central Italy
  8. Etna Park (Catania), Sicily - South Italy
  9. Sila National Park, Calabria - Southern Italy
  10. Palermo, Sicily - South Italy
  11. User questions and comments

Post COVID19 travel advice
If you are planning a trip, make sure you are in line with safety measures. Follow government guidelines and only return to travel when the green light is given. Prefer natural and perhaps non-mass destinations, and in general promote local tourism: discover the wonders of your city, your region and your state. Try to avoid long-haul travel and at most choose destinations reachable with a few hours of flight.



1 - Livigno, Lombardy - Northern Italy

It is a Valtellina municipality ideal for ski lovers. It is located on the border with Switzerland and will allow you to immerse yourself in a breathtaking landscape. You will be able to spend long days practicing several snow activities, between adrenaline-pumping descents and acrobatic jumps, but also relax at the SPA.

Livigno is also famous for culinary specialties of the Valtellinese tradition, characterized by hot and tasty dishes. Among the most famous we mention the pizzoccheri, that is wheat and buckwheat tagliatelle seasoned with cabbage, cheese and potatoes; or the taroz, a particular mashed potatoes, beans and green beans seasoned with local butter and cheese.

  • Holiday type: Snow holiday
  • Ideal for: couples, families, groups
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 60,00 per room -

2 - Cortina d'Ampezzo, Veneto - Northern Italy

Still a perfect destination for a ski holiday, this time however we move to Veneto and precisely to Cortina d'Ampezzo.
It was here that the first historic "cinepanettone" was filmed, that "Christmas Holidays" of 1983 which created a "cinematographic genre" capable of marking the history of Italian comic cinema.

This location located in the Dolomites is characterized by lakes and large wooded areas. It houses some of the most famous ski resorts of the nation, also and above all appreciated by the VIPs of the Italian showbiz.


  • Holiday type: Snow holiday
  • Ideal for: couples, families, groups
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 55,00 per room -

3 - Milan, Lombardy - Northern Italy

Milan is a great destination for a short break or weekend break. It is known as one of the fashion capitals of the world but its biggest draw is its cultural offerings. The Duomo and Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper" are undisputed must-haves for every tourist, as are the Monumental Cemetery and the Ambrosiana Picture Gallery.

La shopping capital it is an excellent winter destination, to take advantage of the sales but also to enjoy the center, which in the cold season acquires considerable charm.


  • Holiday type: Art City
  • Ideal for: couples, families, groups
  • 3 hour guided walking tour
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 48,00 per room -

4 - Turin, Piedmont - Northern Italy

turin, one of the oldest Italian cities, with an incredible historical and cultural value, it is a perfect destination for a holiday in February.
Beautiful in every season, it is possible to visit it on foot walking from Piazza Vittorio to Piazza San Carlo, through arcades and city parks, with strategic stops dedicated to food and wine.

Turin is an elegant and graceful city with wide avenues and squares lined with splendid arcaded buildings. For centuries it was the seat of the powerful Savoy dynasty, determined to make their "capital" as beautiful as Paris and Vienna. This is why even today it is possible to admire palaces of indescribable beauty in the city and its surroundings, such as the note Royal Palace of Venaria Reale.


  • Holiday type: Art City
  • Ideal for: couples, families, groups
  • 2 hour guided walking tour
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 50,00 per room -

5 - Rome, Lazio - Central Italy

The "eternal city" will hardly leave you unsatisfied. The capital is always a feast for the eyes and the heart, in any season of the year.
There is certainly no shortage of things to do and see, come on historical attractions of ancient Rome such as the Colosseum or the Roman Forum, to Sunday shopping at the Porta Portese flea market, without forgetting St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican museums.


  • Holiday type: Art City
  • Ideal for: couples, families, groups
  • guided tour of Historic Rome with skip-the-line entry to the Colosseum skip-the-line entry to St. Peter's, Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 45,00 per room -

6 - Orvieto / Assisi / Gubbio, Umbria - Central Italy

Universally regarded as three of the most characteristic Italian villages, they will amaze you with their simplicity but also with the abundance of unique attractions in the world.
Art, history and culture are intertwined with culinary traditions not to be missed, they are also a rather romantic location, ideal for a couple's holiday.

  • Holiday type: Relax-romantic weekend, Villages of Italy
  • Ideal for: couples
  • Day trip to Orvieto and Assisi
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 44,00 per room -

7 - Pisa / Viareggio, Tuscany - Central Italy

Why not take advantage of the month of February to admire one of the most beautiful cities of the boot out of season?
Be prepared to gape in front of it splendor of Piazza dei Miracoli, with that leaning tower, a true Italian icon admired and photographed by tourists from all over the world.

But don't forget that February often coincides with one of the most popular pagan festivals, namely Carnival. For this reason, we recommend that you take a trip to the neighbor Viareggio, less than 30 minutes by car from Pisa and famous for its carnival celebrations.

  • Holiday type: Weekend Relax, cultural holiday
  • Ideal for: couples, families, groups
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 50,00 per room -

8 - Etna Park (Catania), Sicily - Southern Italy

Have you ever wondered what it would be like skiing on the most active volcano in Europe? The Etna park is a fantastic destination where to enjoy a white week, including winter sports, excursions and activities for young people and families, small villages that permeate gastronomic culture and a unique natural heritage to be discovered.

  • Holiday type: Snow holiday
  • Ideal for: couples, families, groups
  • spicy tour to Tropea and Capo Vaticano
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 50,00 per room -

9 - Sila National Park, Calabria - Southern Italy

The area of ​​the Sila National Park extends for about 74 thousand hectares on the Calabrian plateau of the same name. In addition to the unique beauty of its landscapes, which extends in all directions up to the Pollino and Aspromonte mountains and the coasts of the Ionian and Tyrrhenian Seas, the Park boasts the presence of ancient picturesque villages that preserve an invaluable cultural heritage and historical.

The highest peaks in the Park are Monte Botte Donato (1928 m) and Monte Gallone (1764 m). The national park is open to visitors throughout the year with hiking and cycling routes, which introduce the landscapes of these places, their history and their inhabitants. Even in winter this precious Italian natural heritage has a lot to offer. In fact they are present 24 km of slopes served by 5 ski lifts, among the most popular areas we point out that of Lorica.

  • Holiday type: Snow holiday
  • Ideal for: families, groups
  • half day guided tour of Cagliari
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 51,00 per room -

10 - Palermo, Sicily - Southern Italy

Palermo is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy, for its monuments and for its history.
Here you can also taste the best specialties of the typical cuisine and appreciate the distinctive features of Sicilian tradition.

If you are looking to explore Palermo, be sure to check out some of the landmarks, such as the macabre Catacombs of the Capuchins, which house over 8000 perfectly preserved mummies, or the stunning Cathedral, capable of combining Gothic, Baroque and neoclassicals reflect the long and complex cultural history of Sicily.

  • Holiday type: cultural holiday
  • Ideal for: couples, families, groups
  • 4-hour walking tour with tour guide between history and street food
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 47,00 per room -
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