Seasonal Activities In Rome
No matter what time of year you decide to visit Rome, you'll have plenty of great things to do and see – it is the Eternal City, after all. Whether travelling in spring (primavera), summer (estate/em>), autumn (autunno) or winter (inverno), be sure to choose our Rome airport transfers.
Spring is a most optimistic time of the year, when flowers bloom and the weather starts to behave itself. If you happen to be in the city on March 15th, head to Largo di Torre Argentina. This city square is the site of the ancient Roman Teatro di Pompeo, the location for an annual recreation of the murder of Julius Caesar.
Italy is a predominantly Catholic country, which is why Easter is of particular significance. Every year during this holiday, the Pope visits all 12 of the Stations of the Cross, which re-enacts the last few hours of Jesus Christ. On Good Friday, by the Colosseum, a huge crowd gathers to watch His Holiness give his blessing as a large cross is lit.
Imagine… it's the height of summer and you are watching an open-air opera or ballet at Terme di Caracalla. These Roman baths, built circa 214 AD, are the second largest of their kind in Italy and make for a most wonderful venue.
It's at this time of year, too, that the courtyards of Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza are chosen as the location for a series of classical concerts. This gorgeous Gothic church, with its distinctive, twisting spire, provides the perfect backdrop to music composed by the likes of Vivaldi, Verdi, Rossini and Mozart.
Festa del Cinema di Roma is held during the second half of October. Although founded as recently as 2006, this international film festival has grown to be one of the most important of its kind in the world. See movie premieres, film classics, themed programming and interview panels featuring the great and the good of cinema. The festival is held at Auditorium Parco della Musica, among other Roman venues.
Much like Easter, Christmas in the Eternal City is a special time of year. Rome's main streets are lit up with festive lights and its most well-known square, Piazza Navona, is turned into a vast Christmas market. Here, you can browse and buy nativity figures, decorations, toys, sweets and much more. And in the latter part of December, a large nativity scene is erected.
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