7 things you can do during your Christmas holiday in Rome by Marco Secchi

Are you spending your Christmas holiday in Rome, and wondering what to do?

Here you can find a short list of things you can do in these last days of the year in the eternal city!

1. Discover the christmas trees

There’s no christmas without christmas tree. And in Rome there are two main places where you

can find the traditional christmas tree. The first one is in Piazza Venezia. The tree is sponsored by

Netflix, is 23 mt high, decorated with 60000 led lights and 500 baubles. The other one is in Piazza

San Pietro, and it’s more that 20 mt tall.


2. Shopping in the center above the christmas lights

You can take a walk in the main shopping streets in the area that goes from Piazza del Popolo to

Piazza Venezia. The main street is Via del Corso, a long street full of stores. If you are looking for

luxury brands you have to visit Via Condotti.

3. iscover the nativity scenes

This year in Piazza San Pietro you can find a spectacular nativity scene: the Jesolo Sand Nativity.

Four international artists created this artwork using the sand.

Every year in Rome you can also find a big art exhibition: the “100 presepi”. If you want to

discover different nativities, coming from every region of Italy and different countries, you have to

visit this exhibition.

4. Go skating, Ice skating!

If you want have some fun on a ice skating rink, you can find different solutions.

At the Auditorium Parco della Musica there’s the Ice Park rink, open every day from 10 to 23.

There are also other solutions, connected to big shopping malls that are located out of the center:

the Ice skating rink of Euroma 2 (Viale dell’Oceano Pacifico 83), and Porta di Roma on Ice (Via

Alberto Lionello 201)

5. Take a break and taste an home made panettone

Christmas means traditions, and panettone is one of the things you can’t miss!

Even if its real origins are in Milan, you can find some very good home made panettone just here

in Rome! You can choose between the classical recipe, and the creative ones, every bakery has

its own specialties.

  • Roscioli, via dei Chiavari 34

  • Bonci, via Trionfale 36

  • Le Levain, via Luigi Santini 22-23

  • Severance, via Eurialo 1

  • Lievito, Viale Europa 339


6.Explore the Christmas markets

The Christmas market in Piazza Navona is a classic tradition of Rome.

There you can find local products, toys and street artists, walking under Bernini’s Fountain of the

Four Rivers and facing the church of Sant’Agnese in Agone.

7. Enjoy some good music: Rome Gospel Festival

From 21 to 31 of december this international festival will take place at Auditorium Parco della

Musica. It’s the most important gospel festival in Europe and this year is at the 12th edition.