A holiday choice that never loses its appeal: a week on the snow is relaxing, it's fun and, of course, it's a chance to get some exercise with winter sports.
Skiing, sledding, snowboarding, and snowshoeing are just some of the sports on offer.
Italy boasts great ski facilities that are also renowned abroad, and ski resorts with excellent après ski, shopping and entertainment, villages immersed in a fairy-tale atmosphere for savouring some mountain hospitality.
Add to this a range of spas and wellness centres for pampering treatments.
Christmas and New Year in the mountains add something special to holidays with yuletide markets that tempt both adults and children.
Then mountain cuisine is high up on the list of reasons why many people choose to plan their holidays on the snow.
In this section we've grouped all the B&Bs in major ski resorts or large mountain districts.
From north to south, choose the accommodation that best suits your winter holiday dreams.