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