21 DEC - 28 DEC







About This Tour

Rome at Christmas is a magical time when the city outdoes itself in decorative splendor, as befits the home of the Roman Catholic Church. The temperate weather allows visitors and locals alike to spend time outside in the city’s characteristic squares, eating roasted chestnuts as well as gelato. Many churches display artistic and detailed ‘preseppi’, or nativity scenes, some dating to the seventeenth century. Christmas Eve Mass at St Peter’s can be a moving experience for faithful and non-believers alike. The Christmas market in Piazza Navona brings a typically Italian twist to a northern European tradition. In short, Christmastime in Rome adds another layer of wonder to what is already an intoxicating blend of sights, sounds, smells and tastes, of art, culture and life.

Tour highlights

  • Historic Center of Rome, and Properties of the Holy See *
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Pantheon
  • Spanish Steps
  • Christmas Market
  • Colosseum
  • Forum
  • Palatine Hill
  • Borghese Gallery
  • The Vatican
  • St. Peter’s Basilica
  • * UNESCO World Heritage Sites