There is no right or wrong answer: you can either spend Christmas at home with your family or travel to Rome to experience something completely different. The Pantheon, the Roman Forum, and the underground catacombs are just a few of the sights to see in Rome, all of which are breathtaking. Visiting the Colosseum during the holidays is truly incredible, isn’t it? The Colosseum has been depicted countless times in films and on television, but have you ever seen it completely submerged beneath a blanket of snow like this? Or how about the Trevi fountain in the middle of the night when it’s completely deserted? Such a wonderful Christmas would be made possible.
If you’re planning on spending Christmas in Rome this year, you’re in for a treat.
Christmas 2019 in Rome is a must-do. The Colosseum in Rome at Christmastime, with snow covering it. When traveling to Rome for the first time or returning after a long absence, taking in the best sights of the Eternal City, such as the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps, can help put you in the mood for a relaxing vacation.
It’s a good idea to get into the Christmas spirit by imagining things. Seeing awe-inspiring monuments such as the Colosseum, Vatican City, Piazza Venezia, or the Christmas lights in St. Peters Square while on a tour of Rome elicits feelings of excitement and awe that are similar to those experienced during the true Christmas spirit. This might just be the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit this year, don’t you think?
Utilizing to the fullest extent the holiday spirit
Christmas is a religious holiday, and because Italy is a Christian-majority country, it is likely that the holiday will continue to be observed by the majority of the country’s citizens. Our next stop will be an investigation into the traditional Italian Christmas dinner, so you can have a truly authentic Italian Christmas holiday!
In keeping with the theme of Italian Christmas traditions, you’re almost certain to see a Presepe (also known as a crib or manger) in many of Rome’s squares during the holidays (and probably in any Italian home you visit).
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the tradition, there is another holiday tradition that you may not be aware of: No, it is not Santa Claus, so don’t be concerned!
When visiting Rome during the Christmas season, one of the most important things to remember is to make a detailed itinerary in advance. On the 26th of December, the most beautiful day to visit the monuments of Rome during the Christmas season, is guaranteed!
In order to accommodate the public on Boxing Day, the Colosseum, Castel Sant’Angelo, and museums are all closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, but they reopen on the following day (December 26th). Because of the smaller-than-usual crowds, now is a fantastic time to visit your favorite tourist attractions and attractions.
What do you have planned for the holiday season in Rome?
While visiting Rome during the holiday season The Navona Square in the Italian capital of Rome
After learning that the best day to see the monuments of Rome during the holidays is on Boxing Day, you’re wondering what to do on Christmas Day. Which exhibits will be open on the 25th of December as a result of this decision?
This is the Exhibitor’s Hall.
My name is Katy Couprie, and I’m from Canada. Dictionary of Body Evasion Techniques (also known as the Crazy Dictionary)
An introduction to the science of monster behavior and how it can be predicted. Carlo Rambaldi has donated money to Makinarium Sublimi Anatomie.
Swan Lake is being performed at the opera house.
It’s perfectly acceptable if you’re not interested in art. The Christmas market in Piazza Navona is a must-see, as are the numerous restaurants in the area, and, as we’ll discuss in greater detail later, a visit to the Vatican City and St. Peter’s Square is also recommended.
The Christmas market in Rome is a must-see. The Christmas market in Rome’s Piazza del Navona is a must-see.
The Rome Christmas market has shrunk significantly as a result of a renewed emphasis on its origins. Many believe that the market is changing for the better now that the emphasis has shifted away from being so commercially driven as it has been in recent years.
The Christmas market in Piazza Navona in Rome has experienced a resurgence in recent years, after years of struggle to return to its traditional values. Despite its age, the market is still well worth a visit, particularly for families with children.
The Late-Night Mass in the Eternal City
It will be of great comfort to religious people to know that everyone is welcome to join the Pope in St. Peter’s Basilica and Square for midnight mass, which will take place at 11:30 p.m. The fact that admission is free, as well as the fact that the basilica can hold 15,000 people, which is more than enough for the mass, are both outstanding aspects of this event.
In order to accommodate larger crowds, the mass is moved to St. Peter’s Square, which has a capacity of up to 80,000 people. Does it seem like it would be possible for me to walk right into St. Peter’s Basilica and attend mass at midnight?
No, tickets are required due to the large number of people attending the mass. The Swiss Guards will hand out six tickets to you a few days before the performance. There is, however, a catch: you must make your reservations online in order to guarantee your seats. It is possible that you will be turned away if the basilica or church is nearly full, regardless of whether or not you have a ticket. Make sure you do not fall into their trap!
Christmas lunch in the Eternal City. We’re in Rome for Christmas dinner this year.
Are you planning to spend your holidays in Rome this year? In order to make the most of your time in the eternal city, you’ll want to sample the best cuisine the city has to offer. In order to ensure that you and your guests have a place to sit during your Christmas dinner in Rome, you may want to reserve a table in advance of your visit.
In order to save time for those of you who plan to travel to Rome on Christmas Day, I will not be providing a list of restaurants. Instead, we’ll go over some of the traditions associated with Christmas in Rome, so that you can have a truly Roman Christmas! A traditional starter for Christmas lunch in Italy, tortelli or stracciatella soup is a traditional starter for Christmas lunch. Aperitivo, also known as an aperitif, is a traditional Italian drink served before a meal in the country’s northern regions. Following that, lasagna or cannelloni, as well as a roast chicken or lamb, are traditional options. A traditional cake, or panettone, is served as a sweet dessert at the end of a meal in Rome.
In Rome, it is customary on Christmas Eve to eat a fish dinner (typically cod), even if it is not required if you want to truly immerse yourself in the local culture. If you plan to visit the Colosseum in Rome, you should make a reservation in advance.
For the Holidays, I’m going to Rome.
When children are traveling with their families, Christmas Day isn’t the most important day of the year for them. La Befana, or the Fifth of January, is the date of the big event. According to legend, La Befana, a sort of strange Santa Claus, flies around on her broomstick, bringing gifts to all of the children who have been good this year, according to the children.
What else is there to do in Rome during the holidays, you might wonder?
Some of Rome’s most famous landmarks will be illuminated in a completely different light if you happen to be in the city during the holidays. We’ll take a look at some well-known spots (there will be a lot of tourists, but they’re awesome) as well as some lesser-known locations to give you something to talk about when you get back home or to post on Instagram.
The Pyramid of Cestius is the first stop on our Christmas itinerary in Rome, and it is the most impressive structure in the city. Visit Rome during the Christmas season to see the Cestius Pyramid, which is a must-see attraction.
In comparison to other pyramids, such as those found in Egypt, the Pyramid of Cestius is located in the heart of a bustling city, making it significantly more accessible. Giza’s older pyramids were commemorated with the construction of the newer pyramid. One of the most interesting sights in Rome is a 2000-year-old pyramid that deserves to be seen.
Shopping for Christmas in Rome. Traveling to Rome in order to do some holiday shopping
Because of Rome’s enviable reputation as a shopping mecca, it should come as no surprise that many tourists flock to the city during the Christmas shopping season. Extending my stay in Rome for Christmas in order to visit Paul the Apostle’s Basilica
For a building, such as the Papal Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, to be designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site is an extremely rare honor. The basilica was constructed on top of the site of St. Paul’s burial.
If you visit the basilica in the weeks leading up to Christmas, you will have the best chance of seeing it without hordes of tourists jostling for position in front of the camera lens. The garden, as well as the sword-wielding statue outside, will bring back memories of your childhood (Game of Thrones). If you visit Highgarden right before Christmas, it may resemble Winterfell more than it does Highgarden itself. Please let me know if you will be attending the Game of Thrones premiere!
The Teatro Marcello pays a visit to Rome during the Christmas season. Marcello’s Theatre is a performance space in the heart of the city. In Rome, the Teatro Marcello, a former amphitheater, is one of the most pleasant places to while away an afternoon. In order to get a sense of time travel, all that is left is an amphitheater that was built over 2000 years ago (and the apartments built on top of it).
Putting the icing on the cake
Ice skating appears to be a big deal in Rome during the Christmas season. Ice skating rinks are springing up left and right in and around the city’s central business district. What better way to prepare for your Italian Christmas dinner than to spend an hour or two ice skating around? During the Christmas season, a Christmas tree can be found in St. Peter’s Square.
As previously mentioned, visiting St. Peter’s Square for Christmas mass with the Pope is a must, but the magnificent Christmas tree that is donated each year is another reason to pay a visit. It’s a sight to behold at night, especially with the Square as a backdrop. The experience will be unforgettable for those who are fortunate enough to travel during the winter months.
On Christmas Eve, a life-sized nativity scene can be seen in St. Peter’s Square, which is open to the public. Consider making a trip to Vatican City during this period so that you can attend the Pope’s midnight mass on Sunday, March 31.
In addition to the well-known Piazza San Pietro, there are a number of other points of interest in Vatican City to visit, including: The Vatican’s art collection consists of the following works: For example, the Map Gallery or the Sistine Chapel are both important historical sites (there are 53 other galleries and collections to choose from).
Members of the Swiss Guards are pictured here. Their mission is to protect the Pope, and they have a long history of doing so, dating back to 1527, when they successfully repelled a savage attack on the Vatican City. They were able to save the Pope’s life despite the fact that they were outnumbered and had suffered numerous casualties during their mission to Rome. In exchange for their assistance, they bought him enough time to make it to the
Castel Sant’Angelo’s secret tunnels and escape.
You must adhere to the Vatican’s dress code in order to be admitted, and if you do not, you will be denied entry. Despite the fact that it does not appear to be particularly onerous, it appears to be simply a continuation of Christian traditions of modesty. In comparison to the opulence and religiousness of some of the buildings, it is an understatement to say that this is in conflict. Perhaps the term “modesty” isn’t quite appropriate.
At all times, keep your knees and shoulders covered. “If you’re going to be walking around everywhere, then cover your knees up,” the legendary Charlie Kelly once said. Because you’ll be here for the holidays, this won’t be a problem for you! Inside, take off your hat (but hopefully you already do this!) and dress comfortably.
During the Christmas season, Santa Maria Aracoeli was in Rome.
We went to Santa Maria Aracoeli because it is beautiful, but that was not the reason for our visit. Our visit to Santa Maria Aracoeli is primarily motivated by the presence of Santo Bambino. For the life of me, I cannot figure it out.
After the statue was carved by a carver in the 16th century, according to legend, an angel came and painted the image on it. However, this is not the end of the craziness just yet. Both the sculptor and the statue were on board a ship at the time (the friar). Despite the fact that the ship sank during a storm, the sculpture washed ashore in Livorno, rather than sinking with the vessel.
However, the story does not come to an end there!
The statue was stolen from its “secure” vault in 1994, following a period of relative quiet for the monument. When they broke into the monastery, a group of robbers pretended to be workers who were performing maintenance on the building. A number of people expressed interest in paying a ransom in order to recover the statue. The original could not be located in the end, so a replica was created from Gethsamane wood in the hopes of finding a match.
Once a year, on Christmas Eve, during the midnight mass, the Santo Bambino is transported from his private quarters to the Nativity Chapel and displayed there until the Feast of the Epiphany.
Here are a few things to think about before you leave the house.
This brings our discussion to a close. Anyone planning to spend Christmas in Rome this year will be in for a real treat, as the city is absolutely stunning. This trip will provide you with delicious food, entertaining activities, a midnight mass with Pope Francis, and visits to some of the world’s most fascinating historical sites. This Christmas, you and your family might enjoy a change of scenery by spending the holiday season in Rome. If you’re fortunate enough to see some of the most breathtaking landmarks on the planet while it’s snowing, make the most of the opportunity to see them. I’ll be thinking of you and keeping my fingers crossed for you!