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Christmas + New Years
December 15, 2021 - January 5, 2022
The festive season at Novanta is like something out of a fairytale. Twinkling christmas lights, roasted chestnuts on the fire, smoked sausages hanging in the chimney, and a bottle or red permanently open on the table.
Winter on the mountain is where time almost stands still. A stew bubbles slowly on the wood stove as the smells of warm bread sneak out from the oven beneath. A hike is planned for the afternoon in the snow, or perhaps just a full body massage and a long hot bath.
Festive celebrations in Gello are not to be missed – the village becomes packed with friends and neighbours, all bearing gifts – not of store bought chocolates or plastic toys. They bring pickled vegetables from their pantry, truffles and mushrooms from their secret store cupboard, fresh cheese from the goats in the garden and that homemade schnapps … the one you always regret the second glass! The buildings are filled with laughter, song, delicious smells and the constant sounds of passionately debating Italians (usually arguing over the amount of pepper to put in the pasta sauce!)
Let us take care of the turkey on Christmas day – let us worry about chilling the Prosecco for New Years Eve – let us worry about keeping the fire roaring, the beds made, the water hot and the fridge full. Come and slow down with us this Christmas and spend time with the people you love, in the most magical Winter Mountain.