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January is a great month is you want to beat the crowds and find budget tickets to Italy. In Northern Italy, snow drapes the mountains and landscapes are never quieter or more pristine.



What's on in Italy in January
January in Italy

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Camogli in Winter, Province of Genoa, Liguria
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With the opera season running from October through March or April, January is also an excellent month to enjoy a live performance in one of the beautiful, historic opera houses of Italy.

On January 6 'La Befana' is celebrated throughout Italy with a national Befana festival in Urbania, Marche.

The first Sunday after January 17,
Il Palio di Sant'Antonio Abate is held in the Tuscan town of Buti, near Pisa.

In January there is also the Winter Marathon in Madonna di Campiglio, a vintage car race through the mountains.

January is also the month of the tartufo Bianchetto (Tuber Borchii Vittadini), which matures between January and April. For the difference between the white truffle and tartufo Bianchetto, see: Italian white truffle.

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