Today we had sunny skies, and tonight we had bright lights. Merry Christmas from Rome!
We are gearing up to celebrate to Christmas in Rome, and while we have propped up a sad imitation tree that did not really survive the year well in the attic, many homes around us have set up ‘il presepio’. A presepio (or presepe) is a Christmas manger scene that is set up in a […]
The Piazza Navona Christmas market is a fun place to stop if you’re in Rome for the holiday season. It usually runs from early December until January 6th. BUT if you’re expecting to find handicrafts and luxury items, think again. This fair is (not-so-) secretly for kids. What you WILL find is cotton candy, cheap […]
Just a friendly reminder that La Befana comes tonight! You better put out your stocking so that she can fill it with candy! (Or coal if you’ve been naughty). And if you really want to get in the Epiphany spirit, you can pick up some festive underwear. Yes, that is a witch chasing Santa. Somehow […]
Excuse me for playing a little bit of blog catch-up. The past few weeks have been spent studying and enjoying the presence of one of my favorite people. But now my final is over and (sadly) my friend has gone back to the US, and I’ve been meaning to tell you about La Befana, the […]