The Christmas countdown has begun since few days: precisely one month is left to one of the most important period of the year not only for Christian believers, but – from a much more materialistic point of view – for sellers of any kind as well. Rome’s shops windows are already shining set & ready, while traditional Christmas markets are being settled all around the city. They usually have on display the typically Italian nativity scenes (presepi), the befane on their grooms (old witches chasing away bad luck and troubles), puppets, toys, sweets.
What follows is a short list of the main ones:
– “Christmas market” at PIAZZA NAVONA: this is the biggest & most traditional one. From 1 Dec to 6 Jan, 10am-1am
– “Christmas at Auditorium Parco della Musica“: market, ice-skating, play area, open daily from 6 Dec to 6 Jan
– “Magic Christmas” at Parco Rainbow Magicland: Christmas market in the amusement park until 6 Jan.
For an unconventional Christmas market where you can find old & new stuff:
Japanese Christmas market at via Casilina 713: an unusual Christmas market with old & new stuff on 14 and 21 Dec only, 10am-8pm
Stay at Hotel Des Artistes & ask our staff for more news!

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