Since we have proper mountains as well as beaches, the weather during Christmas varies a lot: from cold and snowy in the Alps to pleasantly warm on Sicily island. Everybody celebrates Christmas with their family. Aside from the importance of Santa Claus or “Babbo Natale” in Italian, the Jesus child is quite a widespread symbol for Christmas.
Usually, we open our presents in the morning of the 25th! And for people who believe in Saint Lucy, the 13th is also an important day. Most of the decorations will be indoors with a decorated tree and nativity scene.
The food we eat during Christmas is something special, but nothing particularly traditional. Certain dishes might be a tradition within one’s family, but one of the most popular desert is Panettone (also relished for the New Year).