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A Winter Trip to Rome

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A Winter Trip to Rome

Our family (2 parents, 2 teenage girls) is planning a trip to Italy for the last two weeks in December. We would like to do Rome, Florence and some skiing (location to be determined, open to suggestions!). We have 10 nights, and would like to fly in and out of Rome. Suggestions for timing? Thanks!!

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1. Re: A Winter Trip to Rome

If you want to ski - I assume you would be in northern Italy - so flying in and out of Rome would mean a backtrack (and wasted time on a relatively brief trip) to return to Rome to fly home; I'd fly into Milan (again depending on where you plan to ski) and then make your way south, spending the last part of your trip in Rome and flying home from there - OR - vice versa, fly into Rome, home from Milan -

How long you spend in each depends on what you want to see in each place - but, with just 10 days - you really only have, on average, 3 nights in each - You can divide your time differently: more time skiing, less in Florence (or more) same with Rome -

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2. Re: A Winter Trip to Rome

If you want to stay in central Italy for the Rome/FLorence portion of your trip, you might want to look into the ski areas of Abruzzo. That would put you closer to Rome.

italia.it/en/…skiing-abruzzo.html

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3. Re: A Winter Trip to Rome

Thank you for your insight!

Our travel agent reports that most ski areas will only accept a stay of 5 days or more - has this also been your experience?

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4. Re: A Winter Trip to Rome

Don't use a travel agent...it is very easy to look and book yourself. Use sites like veneer.com or bookings.com to look for lodging.

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5. Re: A Winter Trip to Rome

If ski is what you want, many Romans go skiing at the Terminillo.

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6. Re: A Winter Trip to Rome

I love visiting Rome and Florence in the winter. It hardly ever get hod enough at night for water to freeze. But I take winter vacations in Italy to avoid the snow and ice, not seek it out.

Rome winter

"Cold" or "cool" is a relative term depending on what you are used to.

Each year is unique, but on the whole, Rome is not very cold even in the "depths." of it's winter. even in Dev and Feb it hardly even get down to freeziing even at night.

Dec 2006

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That aside these big, tall palm trees outlined bu the sunset in the Photo taken Dec 5-15, 2006,

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didn’t get this big by living through cold winters.

These pictures are of the Appian Way just outside Rome in Dec 5-15

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Rome feb 2005 Appian way

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Rome Feb 2008

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Seasonal averages in Rome

www.wunderground.com/NORMS/DisplayNORMS.asp…

Averge high =10 deg C (50 degF) and average low 3 deg C (37 DegF) for Jan.

Average high/low for Feb isd 53/38 deg F.

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