Christmas time in Italy can be wonderful, and while they don’t really decorate the cypress trees on this famous winding road, it was great fun to imagine what they would look like. Florence in winter is lovely , far fewer tourists, some great cosy restaurants to find, the food markets full of hearty fare; the museums easy to access. Rome too is lovely in winter, warmer than Florence, well worth visiting when the tourist count is down, wander through the streets off the Piazza Farnese and discover new artisans and interesting window displays. We can tell you more when we talk. Meanwhile – I wish all of you a lovely holiday season with family and friends.