Two thousands years are in between us and Augustus, Julius…
1.- The Pincio Christmas tree
Il Pincio, the terrace overlooking the city from Piazza del Popolom is one of our favorite spots in Rome, and with a huge Cristmas tree it becomes a memorable postcard to send home.
2.- The Piazza Navona Christmas Market
Candy, puppets, a merry-go-round. No matter where you come from, this little market will bring back all the Christmas memories from you childhood.
3.- The Christmas scene at the Vatican
Italy takes pride on its nativity scenes, and the most important in Rome is the one that the Holy See sets at Saint Peter’s square
4.- Panettone and Pandoro
For us this is more reliable than most personality tests. There’s no middle ground:you are either a Panettone person or a Pandoro person. These are 2 types of bread commonly associated with Christmas: Panettone contains candied orange, citron, and lemon zest;: Pandoro does not contain candied fruits but is covered with deliclious vanilla-scented icing sugar.
5.- Roasted chestnuts street vendors
We don’t like chesnuts but we love to see the vendors on the street. Winter wouldn’t be the same without them.