2018 is here. A new year, a new you. Or more like a new year to discover the beauty of Italy. Whether you are visiting Rome for the first time or are a frequent visitor to the Eternal City, you will always discover something new. From numerous exhibitions, museums and concerts, you are bound to find something extra to do during your visit. Happy 2018 everyone!
The Feast of the Epiphany or La Befana is celebrated on January 6th as a national holiday in Italy. This holiday includes the tale of a witch known as La Befana who arrives on her broomstick during the night of January 5th with toys and sweets for the good children and lumps of coal for the bad ones.
On the 6th January you can go and watch the procession taking place along Via della Conciliazione up to St Peter’s Square. People are dressed up in medieval costumes carrying symbolic gifts for the Pope.
(More details on time of the event to follow)
FREE entry to state museums – First Sunday of the month
On the first Sunday of every month, you can get free tickets to over 300 Italian state museums, gardens, monuments and archeological sites, including The Colosseum, The Roman Forums, Galleria Borghese and the Baths of Caracalla.
Note: some places require you to book in advance, including the Galleria Borghese.
Date: 7 January 2018 | Location: state museums, gardens, monuments and archeological sites | Price: FREE | Opening hours: vary depending on each site | Website
Art and Exhibitions
Food and Wine
Cozy and Snuggly Hangouts in Rome
Check out these cute cafes and bars to relax and unwind!