All roads lead to Rome. Even those of Christmas markets, primarily in the capital leading to Piazza Navona in the historic center, where among the old buildings and the splendid fountain of rivers – designed by Bernini in 1651 – wind stalls with a riot of objects of art, craft , toys, decorations for the tree and the crib.
From December 2012 until after the Epiphany of the 2013 Rome became the “capital of the atmosphere”, in Piazza Re di Roma, further scenario of a typical Christmas market: from early December until Christmas Eve many stalls full of gifts and sweets await visitors to purchase the gifts, in full compliance with the tradition of the Advent markets in northern Europe. Do not miss, in Via dei Coronari, in Sant’Eustachio Bear and mandolin concerts, gospel and world music, which is echoed in an exhibition of the toy and an exhibition of nativity scenes. The whole enlivened by a minstrel who walk through the historic center has the task of telling anecdotes most mysterious of the city.
Christmas Markets in Rome create enchanting Christmas atmosphere, especially at night, when the lights of stalls softly color the “Eternal City”: a perfect fifth to find original gift ideas, taste roasted chestnuts and typical products of some Italian regions, accompanied by steaming cups of hot chocolate or energy glasses of mulled wine. In the background, do not miss the classical music of pipers.
From folk art is a short step, especially in the context of museums, which culminate in Rome in the halls of Museums and Papal Galleries of the Vatican City, with works that can be seen in many galleries and rooms of the papal palaces. The triumph culminates in the Stanze and the Loggia of Raphael, followed by the “Descent from the Cross” by Caravaggio.