8 December, is the official start in Rome of the celebrations and initiatives related to Christmas.
The lights that decorate the city shine through the streets of the city, and everything begins to take on the Christmas atmosphere, between events and decorations.
The play of light on the Via del Corso dedicated, this year, to the colors of the nations flags, Borgognona Street has a sky light, Via del Babuino is decorated with orchids light illuminated trees while suspended in the air decorate Via Frattina.
From 8 December it is possible to see the Christmas tree and the Nativity in St. Peter’s Square. The silver fir 25 meters is set up at the center of the square with the crib that this year is inspired by the world of opera and is built with the set of ” Elisir D’amore “by Donizetti, composed of 20 terracotta statues. Both Christmas symbols will be illuminated until 31 January.
Street lights will frame the countless events that the Capital proposes to have first of all the traditional Christmas concert at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, December 13, many big names in music nationally and internationally will perform together for charity.
In addition to traditional Christmas markets that take up the various parts of Rome you can see up to 6 January in the Sale del Bramante in Piazza del Popolo. The International Exhibition of 100 cribs which exposes Christmas cribs, traditional or fancy from Italy and from made by artists, craftsmen or schools with particular materials.
For Christians, Wednesday, December 24 Mass of the night at 21:30 in the Vatican Basilica or the solemn mass on December 25 at 12:00 to take the blessing from the Pope directly.
There will be many unique ways to experience Christmas, a native Italian in all its forms and sacred pagan Rome and live in a unique atmosphere!