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Christmas & NYE in Rome

By Viator, October 2013

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What better place to celebrate Christmas than in the Eternal City where it all began. Whether you’re keen to embrace the religious side of Christmas or simply want to see the Italian way of life, Christmas in Rome is sure to be an unforgettable experience for all.

Rome churches and outdoor piazzas (public squares) boast beautiful Christmas decorations focused on presepe (Nativity scene). The Nativity scenes are very beautiful and an important part of Christmas not just in Rome, but all of Italy! The most elaborate of course, is the Nativity scene at the Vatican in St. Peter’s Square. It’s one of the stops on our special Christmas-themed 3-hour walking tour of Rome, where you’re guaranteed to see the main highlights like Piazza Navona (to see the Christmas Markets), Pantheon, Trevi Fountain but also the beautiful Christmas tree and Nativity scene at Vatican City. The tour includes a coffee or hot chocolate stop with a stroll along Rome's most famous shopping street, Via dei Condotti - all done up in Christmas lights in honor of the holiday season.

Rome is a vibrant city on New Year's Eve and most of the events are focused around Piazza de Popolo where you’ll find locals and travelers alike waiting for the fireworks.

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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums with St Peter’s, Sistine Chapel and Small-Group Upgrade, Rome, null
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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums with St Peter’s, Sistine Chapel and Small-Group Upgrade

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19679 Reviews

Visit the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica on this guided Vatican walking tour, in a group of no more than 20 people! See ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $68.78
Panoramic Rome by Night Tour, Rome, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Panoramic Rome by Night Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 259 Reviews

There's nothing quite like Rome at night. On this illuminating evening tour, you'll be delighted as the sights of The Eternal City that amazed you by day ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $50.74
Rome by Night Tour Including Dinner, Rome, Night Tours
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Rome by Night Tour Including Dinner

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 398 Reviews

Spend a magical night out on the town in Rome. Start your evening with a dinner in an area of town near the Trevi Fountain. Dine on traditional Italian ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $93.58
Rome Christmas Day Walking Tour, Rome, Dining Experiences
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Rome Christmas Day Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 34 Reviews

Looking for something to do in Rome on Christmas Day? Join our very special Rome Christmas Day Walking Tour and see the Eternal City in its holiday splendor ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.74

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