Veneto in Winter
From the snow-capped Dolomites in the north to the romantic waterways of Venice in the south, fairytale settings epitomise the charming region of Veneto.
LET US TRANSPORT YOU TO VENETO IN WINTER
Winter is a truly magical time in Veneto. In Venice, locals dressed in fur coats reclaim their piazzas, gondoliers navigate vessels through misty canals, and the narrow walkways are illuminated by fairy lights. In Lake Garda, spectacular sunsets turn the sky a fiery red, while in Verona, one of Italy’s largest Christmas markets rolls into town selling festive treats including mulled wine, frittole, roasted chestnuts and artisan chocolate.
A traditional half-moon shaped pasta, usually stuffed with beetroot and topped with poppy seeds.
Hugely popular during Carnivale, Crostoli are crispy fried Italian pastries often infused with grappa.
With a large stretch of Adriatic coastline, it’s little surprise that seafood makes up a large part of the Venetian diet.
Frittole is a sweet fried doughnut typically containing raisins, orange peel and lemon zest.
The historic glamour of Venice is brought to life through beautiful costumes and traditional Venetian masks.
Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute
Built to honour the Madonna as a plea for her divine intervention during the 1630 plague outbreak.
In December the Rialto Bridge is bedecked with festive lights, casting a magical glow over the Grand Canal.
Known for its markets and ice skating rinks, Lake Garda is transformed into a wonderland in winter.
The artisans of Murano are known for their beautiful glasswares which can be seen throughout Venice.
A light fog settles over Venice's canals in winter making for an even more romantic gondola trip.
Cortina D’Ampezzo is one of the most filmed, skied and visited resorts in the Italian Alps.
The colourful island of Burano is famed for its lace which makes for a popular gift at Christmas.
Read About Veneto
Veneto is full of culinary treasures. Take a look at our winter recipes inspired by the region’s delights, discover its wine culture or hop over to our summer in Veneto page where you can learn how seasonal produce transforms Venetian cuisine.
Take your Italian education one step further by learning to make your own pasta at home. Our pasta making kits come complete with specialist tools and flours, and if you’re a complete newbie, don’t worry – we have a range of gift sets that cater for all abilities. Once you’ve perfected the basics, you’ll become a pasta pro in no time!