Christmas Season in Rome…

Here are a few pictures of Rome during the Christmas 2015 season. Nothing lifts the spirit more than shimmering Christmas lights, beautifully decorated Christmas trees, lovely shops and gorgeously packaged panettoni and other holiday treats!

Piazza Venezia…
Piazza Venezia

The iconic Hassler Hotel at the top of the Spanish steps…
The Hassler Hotel

Via del Babuino…
Via del Babuino

These boxed panettoni are from Il Cigno bar in Parioli, one of my favourites that has been around for decades…
Panettoni from Il Cigno Bar, Parioli

The Cigno also makes these gorgeous Christmas cookies and candies…
Christmas cookies from Il Cigno bar, Parioli area of Rome

Chocolate and hazelnut Christmas tree fat Rome's Il Cigno pasticceria

Another lovely hotel, The Excelsior, situated on Via Veneto always has lovely Christmas lights…
The Excelsior Hotel at Christmas

Via dei Coronari, traditionally a street full of artisans and antique shops, now has wonderful restaurants and shops. This shop opened just a year ago and is a year-round Christmas shop, mostly selling handcrafted items for presepi.

Via dei Coronari leads right into the exquisite Piazza Navona and at Christmas there is a carousel for children…and adults: I love riding it!
Christmas carousel in Piazza Navona, Rome

Saint Peters was immersed in a deep fog, barely visible, behind its Presepe (Nativity Scene) and Christmas tree…
Saint Peters Square immersed in fog, with Christmas tree and nativity scene

One Response to Christmas Season in Rome…
  1. Hosting
    June 4, 2016 | 13:01

    However, most shops will be closed by 6pm on Christmas Eve, and shops in Rome will be closed on both the December 25th and 26th.

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