Life in Italy: ‘Dante, bike rides and grappa keep the January blues at bay in Verona’

Life in Italy: ‘Dante, bike rides and grappa keep the January blues at bay in Verona’

As coronavirus restrictions continue and the cold weather sets in across Italy, writer Richard Hough in Verona tells us how he's getting through the winter gloom - with a little help from Dante.

IN PHOTOS: Snowfall turns central Milan white

IN PHOTOS: Snowfall turns central Milan white

IN PHOTOS: First snowfalls of season turn northern Italy white

IN PHOTOS: First snowfalls of season turn northern Italy white

Italian regions propose barring day-trippers to save ski season

Italian regions propose barring day-trippers to save ski season

Will ski slopes be open in Italy this winter?

Will ski slopes be open in Italy this winter?

When can you switch on your heating in Italy this winter?

When can you switch on your heating in Italy this winter?

Flu outbreak in Italy peaking as half a million people struck down in a week

Flu outbreak in Italy peaking as half a million people struck down in a week

Snow and frost forecast on Adriatic coast in Italy this week

Snow and frost forecast on Adriatic coast in Italy this week

IN PICTURES: First snow of the winter falls on central Italy

IN PICTURES: First snow of the winter falls on central Italy

Italy’s freezing weather continues, disrupting trains and damaging crops

Italy’s freezing weather continues, disrupting trains and damaging crops

Here’s how heavy snowfall is affecting Italy

Here’s how heavy snowfall is affecting Italy

Snow, ice and freezing rain set in as Italy braces for a wintery weekend

Snow, ice and freezing rain set in as Italy braces for a wintery weekend

Snow over Vesuvius and frosty deer in Abruzzo: Italy is a winter wonderland right now

Snow over Vesuvius and frosty deer in Abruzzo: Italy is a winter wonderland right now

Icy wind from Siberia will bring winter back to Italy

Icy wind from Siberia will bring winter back to Italy

Ski resorts in Italian Alps reconnected after avalanche shutdown

Ski resorts in Italian Alps reconnected after avalanche shutdown

PICTURES: Italian island gets its first snow in 18 years

PICTURES: Italian island gets its first snow in 18 years

Six quirky Italian Christmas traditions you should know about

Six quirky Italian Christmas traditions you should know about

Residents evacuated, traffic disrupted as snow and ice continue to batter Italy

Residents evacuated, traffic disrupted as snow and ice continue to batter Italy

PICTURES: Weather warnings as snow and ice blanket northern Italy

PICTURES: Weather warnings as snow and ice blanket northern Italy

Italy braced for week of winter storms

Italy braced for week of winter storms

The first snow of the winter has fallen in Italy

The first snow of the winter has fallen in Italy

‘Ten days of snow and ice’ on the way for Italy

‘Ten days of snow and ice’ on the way for Italy

Ten Italian ski resorts that winter sports-lovers have to visit

Ten Italian ski resorts that winter sports-lovers have to visit

IN PICTURES: Italy’s first snowfall of the season

IN PICTURES: Italy’s first snowfall of the season

Brrr! Italy braced for snow and hail as winter finally arrives

Brrr! Italy braced for snow and hail as winter finally arrives

Snow forecast as festive season ends

Snow forecast as festive season ends

Five amazing Italian ski resorts that aren’t in the Alps

Five amazing Italian ski resorts that aren’t in the Alps

Italy set to shiver as temperature plummets

Italy set to shiver as temperature plummets

Ten tips for men’s winter fashion in Italy

Ten tips for men’s winter fashion in Italy

Italian Olympic legend announces retirement

Italian Olympic legend announces retirement