In the spirit of those kings from the Far East we would like to recommend three great vacation experiences in Italy.
There are so many great reasons to love Christmas time in Italy. Italy is a country full of celebrations, from the joyful anticipation of the Advent season in the weeks leading up to the revelry and feasting of Christmas day. You’ll see that we place more emphasis on connecting with family and friends, enjoying Italian Christmas traditions big and small that contribute to a Buon Natale.
If you are planning your first trip to Italy or considering which Italy Tours and Italy Vacation Packages to add to this holiday, here are our suggestions:
A gift of gold
The magi brought gold for the baby Jesus, a gift fit for a king. Where else but rome could we suggest you seek gold? Known as the eternal city, Rome is a bustling place over the holiday season. We would recommend our Super Saver Grand Tour of Rome, which explores the history of the golden age of Ancient Rome as well as the secrets of the priceless Vatican and Sistine Chapel.
You’ll enjoy VIP treatment as you skip the line to tour the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Constantine’s Arch. During the day you’ll also visit the famous Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, and Pantheon. In a comfortable mini-van you’ll see the sites of Central Rome. All around Rome at Christmas you’ll see nativity displays, made famous by Italy’s own St. Francis of Assisi, and enjoy the rich treats of the festive season like the light fruit bread called Panettone. Don’t expect a seat inside for midnight Mass at the Vatican (those are booked for pilgrims months in advance), but you can join the throngs of people outside in St. Peter’s Square to watch the service on a massive screen.