We’re going to say something that might be a little controversial: visiting Italy at Christmas is just as fun as visiting Italy in the summertime. Hear us out! Instead of sweating it out on the Spanish steps with a gelato in each hand, you can enjoy a stroll through a lively Christmas market with a cup of mulled wine or hot chocolate to warm you up from top to bottom. Sound pretty good? Here are some of our other favorite Christmas traditions in Italy that might turn you into a permanent winter vacation person.