Portugal is famous for its unusual architecture and picturesque nature, in which like twisted elements of Europe and South America. And in this country lasts all year round pleasant warm weather. For swimming there in the winter, of course, cool enough, however, at this time the climate is perfect for long walks in the fresh air.
Especially worth a visit at this time the island of Madeira, known for its unique vegetation, included in the UNESCO world heritage list. There is never colder than +18 o and hotter than +28C. There is not a beach holiday as such, but even in January in Madeira you can dive in the natural pools formed by lava. The water is, of course, from the Atlantic ocean, but warm and calm. On this island it is best to rent a car and drive around on it all area.
The southern part of Spain in winter also pleasing warm enough climate. The average temperature there is kept at around 20 ° C above zero. For vacation at this time of year is ideal Balearic Islands and andalucía, where you can enjoy the warm weather on the beautiful sandy beaches of the Costa de La Luz or just during a walk around the picturesque local towns. In the capital of Andalusia, Seville, the day temperature in winter ranges from 15 to 18 o heat.
Despite the fact that swimming at this time, it is cold in the South of Spain in winter can be fun to spend time walking around the Botanical gardens and parks, visiting various museums and exhibitions. Particularly attractive in winter, in Malaga, where one the Pablo Picasso Museum is worth to visit in this city. But there is also a Palace of the Moorish kings and many other attractions.
Warm in the winter and in the South of Italy, especially in Naples and Sicily. The average day temperature there varies from +13 to +16оС. This pretty much falls clear and Sunny days during which it is especially pleasant to take long walks, take breaks for coffee in the outdoor cafes and enjoy the local beauty.
The warmest month in Italy, of course, February – at this time there is also usually the venue for the carnival and various festivals. On the coast of Sicily, for example, the day temperature at this time can warm up to 20 ° C above zero, so even in the winter there can result a great tan. The winter holiday in Italy is much more economical and pleasant, because the number of tourists there is reduced several times. This will allow you to enjoy nature and the local attractions without excessive noise and bustle.