Christmas in Rome
Christmas in Rome - this is not a one-day holiday; it is accompanied by a series of public holidays.
Features of the celebration of Christmas in Rome
Visiting Rome in December, travelers will be able toseen on the streets of the giant paintings of Christmas scenes, and in the churches - figurines of Jesus, the Virgin Mary, the Magi. Unlike other European capitals, in Rome, do not expect the meeting with Santa Claus - instead, you can meet with the shepherds in the fur leggings and jackets of wool, playing the bagpipes.
Local residents decorate their homes for the holiday withChristmas star using a lawn with red flowers, and the windows painted inscriptions with good wishes (for example, "Buon Natale!" - "Merry Christmas!"). Christmas is celebrated with friends, and traditional Christmas menu includes octopus, shellfish, eel, dried cod, pasta, panettone cake, a variety of vegetables. As for fruits, then on the table are not exposed only apples (they are - a reminder of the original sin).
You will have to wait for a holiday in the Roman restaurantsmenu and cozy atmosphere. So, eat Christmas dinner in the restaurant "Mino", where you will be served a salad with seafood, beef carpaccio, pasta with meat and walnuts with tomato sauce and other dishes.
Entertainment and celebrations in Rome
Going on a sightseeing tour on the Christmas in Rome, travelers are able to visit the Vatican and attend the Christmas Mass (St Peter's).
Holiday programs are held in the Auditorium concert hall, opera and Argentin.
Winter Music Festival "Toccata & Fuga": In December (during the month passes 1 time per week) visitors will be entertained by performances of traditional classical repertoire, performances of ballet and opera singers groups under the piano accompaniment.
Looking at the Museum of cribs, crib can be seen, brought here from different countries (there are original models made of stones, shells, paper, wax, bread).
Christmas Markets in Rome
At the Christmas market at the Piazza Navonavisitors are encouraged to get peanuts, almonds nougat, donuts ciambelle, toys and figurines handmade brooms souvenir, traditional, modern and original Christmas decorations.
Visit the Christmas market in Spinaceto area - in addition to the purchase of Christmas gifts, here you will be able to visit the performances of musicians.
And in the Flaminio quarter you will have to wait for an ice rink, Christmas Village, bazaar with traditional treats and souvenirs.