The heart of Christendom – the pulpit of St. Peter’s Basilica. Photo by Sean.
‘Tis the season to make plans for the holidays.
But before you book another trip to Mom and Dad’s, take a moment. Don’t those traditional holidays sometimes feel a little… uninspired?
What if this year you did something a little different? What if you considered a different sort of classic Christmas?
A Classic Christmas Destination
Rome is a city of culture, iconic art, and religious history. With twinkling lights strung across the streets and lively Christmas markets full of unique gifts, the Eternal City is truly a classic Christmas destination.
Christmas lights strung in ribbons delight seasonal shoppers in Rome. Photo by Nina Szasz.
Sweets of every flavor – even egg! – can be found in Rome’s open-air markets. Photo by Amanda Graeff.
Espresso at the Hotel Exedra’s cafe. Photo by Fascias.
Light streams through the windows of St. Peter’s Basilica. Photo by Tonette Pineda.
The Pietà by Michelangelo, located in the Vatican museum. Photo by William Jones.
Tradition holds that if you toss a coin into Trevi Fountain, you’ll return to Rome. Photo by Michael Boro.
Feeling more inspired for that Christmas travel? Dig deeper with the Christmas in Rome Wish List. Maybe this year is the year to make that wish come true. (If you don’t want to invite the family, we’ll never tell.)