A unique guide to Italy made by Norwegian journalists living from time to time in Italy.
...through Dolcevita.no lets you reach the Scandinavian market, in particular Norway. Not a big country but since the economic crisis in Europe hardly has reached Norway, it remains an even more important market. Also because Norwegians in general love Italy - and Dolcevita.no is the very most popular source of info about Italy.
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Dolcevita.no brings articles, stories, travel tips and experiences mainly from less known places, seen through our eyes.
Many of our stories have first been published in Norwegian magazines or papers, all since Dolcevita.no went online in 1999.
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Anita Salamonsen - Editor and CEO in In2it media/ Dolcevita.no since 1999.
Kjetil Grude Flekkøy - Journalist, video producer, webmaster, co-founder.
With the incredible assistance from good helpers we have written, photographed, edited, designed and constructed all the contents of Dolcevita.no, including the technical stuff.
Nice to know
- When do the Scandinavians go on holiday?
- When do they plan holiday travels?
First: The holidays in Scandinavia – Norway, Sweden and Denmark – mainly follow the school calendar:
In summer, school ends about the 20th of June and starts up again in mid August.
In autumn there’s an one week autumn leave/ holiday. Different regions take the leave some time from late September to mid Octobre.
Christmas holiday is from about the 20th of Decembre to 2/ 3rd og January.
Then there’s a winther holiday for one week in late February/ early March.
Easter holiday lasts for 10-12 days from the weekend of Palm Sunday until Tuesday after Easter.
Even in May there’s a week where many people leave, because the are many single holidays.
Most Scandinavians have 5 weeks of holiday, some have 6. But: Scandinavians go on holiday any time they choose. So even if the school calendar is important, people can go when they want.
This means that many go on holiday during low season, also because July/ August in Italy just is too warm…
Just a normal day during winter holiday
If you’d like to take advantage of the Scandinavian market, there are a few things you ought to know. Since the Scandinavian holidays don’t match the Italian ones, people from the North might come to visit you at unexpected times.
Planning their holiday
Many people PLAN their holidays early. For the summer, even Christmas is high season when comes to planning and ordering.
Late autumn is low season.
Those who want to go abroad for Christmas normally order their trip in early autumn.
Winter, spring and summer are very important periods to be visible if you want to catch as many Scandinavians as possible.