Saturday, 15 December 2012
Rome is dressing up for the holidays!
Rome is getting all dressed up for the holiday season, with Christmas trees, lights, and presepi. And in every store window, delicious pandoro and panettone beckon.
Above, at the Vatican in Piazza San Pietro, workers are hoisting an enormous tree, and are beginning to decorate.
Meanwhile, at the Spanish Steps, the lights are already twinkling on another giant tree.....
Streets in the area are decorated with pretty strands of lights....
Since today is my birthday, I'm going to pretend the lights are all for me!
At the Vatican, in St. Peter's Square, the presepe is sure to be very large and beautiful. The Vatican says that this year's Nativity scene will be traveling to Rome from the southern Italian region of Basilicata. This is last year's version..
And I'm off to check out the Christmas tree at the Colosseum, which was so lovely last Christmas!