One of the advantages of the end of summer and the advent of winter is that this summons the arrival of many winter and Christmas activities. We already know that winter brings with it an abundance of Christmas markets, various exhibitions, and diverse activities that there is no space for at other times of year. For this reason, here are three activities taking place during the coming winter/autumn that we suggest you take advantage of in Rome.
From the 26th of November until the 16th of January the Plaza Novana, home to the Moro Fountain and the Neptune Fountain, will be hosting the largest and most traditional Christmas Market in the city of Rome. Here, children and adults alike will be able to meet Santa Claus, enjoy the numerous and entertaining nativity scenes, as well as wander around the various stalls where they will be able to buy typical Christmas goods, as well as saints and traditional figures. In addition, on the 6th of January, la Befana, a figure belonging to traditional Italian Christmas folklore will be passing by the Christmas markets to hand out gifts to the children that have been good all year, and coal for the children that have not been very well behaved. Don’t forget to try the delicious Italian artisan sweets prepared and that are sold on the stalls of this Christmas market in Plaza Navona.
Markets are in at the moment, as from the 16th to the 24th of October lovers of furniture and antique articles will be able to buy or simply admire the most sought after articles that will be available to buy in the market and antiques show in Rome. This market is held in the spectacular renaissance hospital of Santo Espírituo, an ideal setting for the aim of this market now a legendary for Rome autumns. During the nine days that the market is open visitors will be able to buy articles from Italian, as well as international traders. Thus, if you would like to buy or admire a 17th Century table, or a pure 20th century leather jacket, then don’t forget to pass by the Antique Market in Rome.
Nine years ago they started celebrating the Classical Music and Art Festival in Rome that successfully combines the glorious architecture reigning in the Italian capital with the most delicate classical music. The different performances lined up in this festival will be taking place in different basilicas in various locations in Rome. This is a unique opportunity to appreciate the beauty of classical music performed by the best philharmonics in a unique setting such as the stunning basilicas, and renaissance and Baroque style churches in Rome. This year, the most distinguished musicians and orchestras will be accompanying the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the line up will be an exceptional one that will surely not disappoint the most ardent music and classic architecture lovers.
Claudia – Marketing Team