It is my humble opinion that there is NO bad time to come to Rome, however, on the top of my list for visiting the Eternal City is at Christmas time! Â Lit-up on December 8, La Festa dell’Immacolata Concezione (the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception) and left illuminating until la Epifania (Epiphany â€“ January 6), the Italian capital takes Christmas dÃ©cor very seriouslyâ€¦and to dazzling new heights:Â Rome is â€œswitched onâ€ for the Holidays!
My advice: Put on your best walking shoes and drink a couple of strong cups of espresso for caffeine-loading, then head out into the historic center for lo spettacolo di luci (light show).Â From Trastevere, St. Peterâ€™s Square, Piazza del Popolo, The Spanish Steps, Piazza Venezia, to the Coliseum and every little lane and alleyway in between – all you really have to do is look up.
Buone Feste da Roma (Happy Holidays from Rome)!
Photographs by Eyalos and Toni DeBella