Epifania a Roma in Piazza Navona

epifania-paizza-navona-romaSe i festeggiamenti di Capodanno in strada non vi sono bastati, ecco che Roma vi riserva un’altra chicca per l’Epifania che tutte le feste porta via.
Stavolta la location sarà Piazza Navona, che ospita i mercatini di Natale già da inizio dicembre.

È proprio qui che si possono trovare bancarelle piene di dolciumi di ogni genere: dai più tradizionali, come cioccolato e caramelle, a quelli più specifici per la suddetta festa, come carbone zuccherato, calze, giochi e bastoncini zuccherati.

La Befana infatti, secondo la tradizione, solitamente porta ai bambini buoni, la sera della Vigilia del 6 gennaio, dolci e leccornie di tutti i tipi. I bimbi cattivi, vengono invece ripagati con “Cenere e Carbone”. Ed è proprio a Piazza Navona che la simpatica (e anche un po’ dispettosa) vecchina, distribuirà i doni a grandi e piccini nella notte tra il 5 e il 6 gennaio 2014.

Siete pronti? Avete fatto i buoni?

Al Demetra Hotel vi aspettiamo anche se siete stati un po’ cattivi…ma non ditelo alla Befana!!


Epiphany in Piazza Navona

epifania-paizza-navona-romaIf the New Year celebrations in the street were not enough, here’s another thing that Rome will reserve for the Epiphany!

This time the location is Piazza Navona, which is home to the Christmas’ markets since the beginning of December .It’s here that you can find stalls full of sweets of all kinds, from the most traditional, such as chocolate and candy, to more specific ones for that party, such as coal sweetened, socks , games and sugary sticks.

The old lady (Befana, in italian), according to tradition, usually leads to the good children on January the 6 , sweets and treats of all kinds. The bad kids are instead rewarded with “Ash and Coal“. It’s in Piazza Navona that the sympathetic (and even a little mischievous) little old lady, will give the gifts to children and adults on the night between 5 and 6 January 2014.

Are you ready? You’ve done good ?

Hotel Demetra wait for you even if you have been a little bad… but do not tell the Befana!!

Christmas Markets in Rome


from 01/12/2013 to 06/01/2014

It’s Christmas folks!! It’s time for Christmas markets!  Here’s a list of the major markets in Rome:

Christmas s market in Rome

Christmas market in Piazza Mazzini

from 02/12/13 to 31/12/13

Christmas market in Piazza Verdi
from 02/12/13 to 31/12/13

Christmas market in Piazza Caprera
from 02/12/13 to 31/12/13

Christmas market and Epiphany in Piazza Navona
from 01/12/13 to 06/01/14

Christmas market in Piazzale Ennio Flaiano
from 07/12/13 to 06/01/14

Christmas market in Largo Rina Morelli
from 07/12/13 to 06/01/14

Christmas market in Via Monte Giberto
from 07/12/13 to 06/01/14

Christmas market in Via Nomentana Vecchia/Ponte Tazio
from 07/12/13 to 06/01/14
Address: Via Nomentana, 414


Apurimac ONLUS charity market
from 07/12/13 to 06/01/13 (from 10.00 to 20.00)
Address: Via della Scrofa 80

Christmas market at Parco Meda
from 08/12/13 to 06/01/14
Address: Via Filippo Meda

Christmas market in Piazza Cina
from 07/12/13 to 06/01/14

Christmas market “Mostra/mercato artigiani Torresina”
from 01/12/13 to 15/12/13
Info: Largo Indro Montanelli

Christmas market: Macsi christmas creative market
from 21/12/13 to 22/12/13
Address: Spazio Creativo MACSI – Vicolo del Campanile, 9/9b
Info: http://www.irradiazioni.it

Christmas market: Christmas Pop Up – Il Natale che non c’era
from 06/12/13 to 25/12/13
Address: Via Agostino Depretis, 9
Info: www.ilt-riciclo.comhttp://christmaspopup.blogspot.com

Christmas market “Prendi l’arte a Cinecittà”
from 12/12/13 to 24/12/13
Address: Piazza di Cinecittà
Info: www.prendilarte.it

Christmas market: The Box – A Christmas Shopping Experience!
from: 15/12/13
Address: Radisson Blu Hotel – Via Filippo Turati, 171
Info: www.mercatomonti.com/mm-news/the-box-your-christmas-shopping-experience

Christmas in…gospel!

25 December 2013 – Sala Sinopoli, 18:00 pm

gospel-romaNine singers, keyboards, bass, drums and the magic of gospel music: South Carolina Mass Choir!
A prestigious gospel choir from the South Carolina founded and directed by Michael Brown. The group comes to life in the late 90s with the primary intent of giving space to many young fans of gospel seeking an opportunity to express their talent and also a possible career in the music world. In a few years the choir reaches 45 units and becomes one of the most exciting young bands and acclaimed contemporary gospel in a state where this kind is very prolific.
Under the wise guidance of Michael Brown began an intensive study and exploration of the culture of the gospel and spirituals, from its origins to the present day. This work brings the South Carolina Gospel Choir to interpret not only the modern forms of gospel music but also the more traditional ones known and sung by their ancestors. In their music you can find traditional songs revisited with taste and creativity.

Auditorium Parco della Musica
Viale Pietro De Coubertin, 30

Info and Tickets:

Ticket 28,00€
Reductions for young people up to 26 years and over 65 years.

Natale all’Auditorium – Christmas at Auditorium in Rome : Market, games and live music

from 01/12/2013 to 06/01/2014

natale-auditorium-2013Every December, the Parco della Musica in Rome ushers in the holiday season with the Natale all’Auditorium. Held each year at the Auditorium, Natale celebrations feature plenty of festive activities and sights through January.
Natale all’Auditorium features a traditional Christmas market, games, live performances, and a bustling ice skating rink. Live performances bring out a crowd of music fans with concerts ranging from the Monica Lisa Stevenson Gospel Choir to special shows by icons like Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth. With circus acts, puppet shows, classical concerts, and plays, there’s something for everyone at Natale all’Auditorium.
The Ice Rink at Natale all’Auditorium invites the public to glide across the ice beneath dazzling holiday decorations and beautiful Roman architecture. Skate sessions at the ice rink cost about €8 per person.
Most events and activities at Natale all’Auditorium are free and all ages are welcome to enjoy the seasonal festivities at the bustling Parco della Musica. After partaking in some holiday cheer, try a traditional Italian dish and learn drinking customs from locals at the bars and restaurants nearby in Rome.

Auditorium Parco della Musica
Viale Pietro De Coubertin, 30

Info and Tickets: