La Befana vien di notte - con le scarpe tutte rotte - col cappello alla romana - viva viva la Befana!
The Befana comes by night -. With her shoes all broken -With a hat in Roman style- Up, up with the Befana !! She brings ashes and coal to the bad nasty children. She brings candies and many gifts to the nice good child.
Arrival at the Airport and transfer with a private vehicle to our Hotel located in the center of Rome. Check- In! In the afternoon: Classic Rome tour.
This walking tour has been designed to cover some of the most interesting sites of Rome, such as the Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona . A square full of life and art. A place to admire and to relax and to have fun, because is the biggest Christmas market in Rome. We move on and make our way through the alleys until we arrive to the Pantheon, one of the greatest and best preserved monuments of ancient Rome.. At the end of the tour we will have free time for shopping in the famous streets surrounding Piazza di Spagna. and we continue together to see, admire and explore all the hidden surprises of Christmas decorated Rome. And of course we like to have an Aperitivo …we are in Rome and an Aperitivo is a “must”
In the evening, we visit one of Rome's finest and most authentic restaurants, Casa Coppelle, to have an experience of the local cuisine.
Meals: Breakfast- Aperitivo-Dinner.
After our breakfast, we are going with our private vehicle to the St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel where our knowledgeable tour guide will be waiting for us with -skip the line- tickets.
This extensive tour will give us an excellent opportunity to see, feel and touch perhaps the most astonishing structure in the entire world. The Vatican City is the world’s smallest sovereign state with one of the richest art collections in the world, acquired throughout the centuries by the Popes. The Vatican Museums are one of the biggest in the world, with more than 70.000 pieces of art., We will visit the world-renowned Sistine Chapel, completely decorated with frescos made by Michelangelo. The tour will end in one of the most famous squares in the world, St. Peter’s Square Here we will see the Christmas Crib with this year’s Nativity Scene on the theme of works of mercy and the 28 meter tall Christmas tree.
After the end of our visit we are going to the 42nd International Exposition of “ 100 Cribs” in sala del Bramante in Piazza del Popolo. At the end of the tour with our restaurant recommendations, you'll taste the best that the area has to offer.
After our breakfast in our hotel we are going to watch the Parade of the Magi: Saturday January 6th, 1300 participants in ancient costume will escort the Magi to deliver three symbolic gifts to Pope Francis. The march will start at 10 am from the beginning of Via della Conciliazione and will arrive in St. Peter’s Square. The parade is accompanied by flag bearers, marching bands, horses and a carriages and many Befane.
Later on we lead to the Befana’s headquarter in Rome which is Piazza Navona: where we can find a market with dozens of food and gift stalls and the traditional merry-go-round.
Meals: Breakfast - Dinner
But We are in Italy, and Italy is the Capital of the shopping, …that means going to the airport we go through the Castel Romano Designer Outlet. We are full of memories of an unforgettable Experience of Rome - The Magical Experience of Epiphany and Befana Transfer to the Airport for our flight and Arrivederci Roma!
I hope you can all experience the Befana in Rome. But I’m so happy that some of you will be there and will have “A Time To Remember” in my magical Rome.