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Nov 28 2011

Christmas Market in Rome


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Piazza Navona Christmas Market:

the magic of Rome during most magical feast in the year

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Christmas is coming with its lovely traditions.
One of the funniest is going for markets,  which fill the squares of warm colours and flavors despite the season.

In Rome take place one of the most tradicional market in one of the most beautiful square in the world: Piazza Navona, well known for its three fountains and its incredible architecture.  

From 26 November to 6 January, the square becomes a huge Christmas market selling sweets, toys, nativity figures, decorations and gift.

christmas_marketsThe many stalls also offer seasonal food items and Italian Christmas cuisine specialities. All children go crazy for the giant cotton candy, so be prepared to that. The traditional Christmas cakes to look for are torrone (a nougat bar made with almonds and honey), biscotti, panettone and pandoro.

To top it all, on 6 January the Befana herself, an old woman who all children wait with a little agitation, because she brings a sock full of sweets to good kids or full of coal to the bad ones.  

 

The atmosphere is warm and lively, full of tradicional images: a large nativity scene is erected in the square later in December as well.

If you happen to be in Rome during the Christmas season, don't miss it!

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