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December 8: Celebrating with the Pope near the Spanish Steps

Pope Benedict XVI, a large crane, and thousands of screaming fans. Ok, so I’m exaggerating a little. But just a little. December 8th is the feast day of the immaculate conception. This is NOT the immaculate conception of Jesus (the idea that Jesus was born pure or free from sin). Rather, it celebrates the immaculate … Continue reading

Fashion & Shopping (la moda) / Holidays & Festivals (festeggiamo)

Christmas Market in Piazza Navona

It’s Christmas time in Rome, and that means one thing – fortune tellers, candy, and a carousel in Piazza Navona.  The Piazza Navona Holiday Market, which has slowly been coming to life over the last few weeks, with the addition of semi-permanent vendor stalls and the aforementioned carousel, is now in full-swing. Head into the … Continue reading