Christmas in Rome is a special experience.
The shops and streets are adorned, the evenings are long and the Church are preparing for the high feast of the Nativity of the Lord.
The Christmas season begins in Rome on December 8th with the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, la Immacolata Concezione, which is a holiday in Italy. On December 8, Christmas decorations are switched on in Rome.
We have prepared a program to celebrate Christmas with you as Romani (the inhabitants of Rome) are celebrating.
La Befana vien di notte - con le scarpe tutte rotte - col cappello alla romana - viva viva la Befana!
The Befana comes by night -. With her shoes all broken -With a hat in Roman style- Up, up with the Befana !! She brings ashes and coal to the bad nasty children. She brings candies and many gifts to the nice good child.
It is that time of the year when we are ready for Carnevale.
There are many famous celebrations of Carnevale around the world, and even in Italy there are a few. But amongst the most famous Carnivals in Italy and also around the world, for sure the most romantic,is the Carnival of Venice.
Experience this special time of year with a Carnival concert, or a dinner theatre performance, and stick around to explore all the rest Venice has to offer, from St. Mark's Basilica to a gondola ride.