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Posted November 24, 2013 by adelina in Christmas Markets in Europe
 
 

Magic Christmas in Rome

Christmas Tree, Vatican and the Presepe in Rome, Italy
Christmas Tree, Vatican and the Presepe in Rome, Italy

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Having a mediterranean weather with a medium of 15 Celsius degrees and possible light rain, Rome is one of the perfect places to spend a magnificent winter holiday.

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There is a tradition that every year, in the Vatican Square it is built a crib in natural size which embodies the birth scene of Jesus. Every time, there is a different scenery donated by various regions of Italy. The square is always crowded until late in the evening.

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Also, the Christmas Tree in Vatican Square is donated by various countries of Europe. In the Christmas day, around 11 A.M. the Pope gives it’s blessing “Urbi et Orbi” to the city of Rome and to the entire world from St. Peter’s balcony.

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The Christmas Market in Navona, Rome’s famous Baroque Square, embraces you with the smell of wine brulle and roasting chestnuts. Here you can find stands selling Christmas gifts, toys, sweets and miniature cribs.

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Let your steps take you on to the streets of Rome, but don’t forget to take a stop at Collosseum which is very nice to visit by night.

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There are plenty of restaurants on the small pedestrian streets where you can taste the italian delights like pizza, home made pasta, Panettone – the Christmas specific dessert – and of course, the best known coffee – italian espresso.

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The best way to blend into Rome’s Christmas spirit is to visit it by foot. It is very easy to get lost on the small paved crowded streets, so keep a map on hand or your use phone’s GPS.