Things to do in Rome in the New Year – Winter Breaks

Rome is notorious for it’s outdoor bars and eating ‘al fresco’ and for this reason travellers tend to visit the city during the warmer months but the winter in Rome is not to be overlooked. Often a winter break can be just as appealing and with the great offers that can be found just after the New Year, it would make a perfect late Christmas present. The months of January and February are especially convenient for a roman holiday and accommodation in rome can easily be found at great rates that your wallet is sure to approve of!
Yes Hotel in Rome is happy to offer it’s immaculate rooms at wonderful prices and with it’s international staff and warm colours and modern conveniences you will be sure to have a wonderful time. Opening in the New Year of 2007 guests can be sure to find a 3 star hotel that is a cut above the rest so contact Yes Hotel today to check out availability and rates today.

What is the weather like at this time of year?

The winter months are mild and the roman sunshine is never far away! This makes Rome tourist friendly pretty much all year round, although if you don’t like the heat then July and August are to be avoided. January and February has a brisk coolness and temperatures can fall on average to around 5 degrees minimum but although fresh, days are usually bright, and rain is usually kept to a minimum.

What is there to do during the New Year of 2007?

Ne Year in RomeThe weather may not be so inviting that you feel like sitting out for an evening meal but many establishments have heated lamps allowing you to enjoy the ‘Al Fresco’ dining even during the winter months. And failing this the character and charm of many of the restaurants makes it a far more enjoyable experience dining inside, and during the summer months you would probably not feel much like tasting the thick hot chocolate with whipped cream that can be found in most roman bars!

Shopping in RomeShopping in Rome. A real treat is to feast your eyes upon the famous Via Condotti and Via Frattina that are home to some of the most trendy and expensive boutiques in the world. With a saving on rome accommodation at Yes Hotel maybe you could even treat yourself! Italy is renowned for it’s great fashion sense and the above mentioned streets are classic examples of most elite shops possible – even if you are just looking the likes of Gucci and Prada are definitely worth a visit. For more affordable Italian fashion the nearby Via Del Corso is a shopaholics paradise.
For those looking to avoid the commercial world, Rome has plenty more going on and you will find art exhibitions also running in this period…..

January 23rd 2007 thru March 6th 2007 hosts the exhibition of Annibale Carracci and brings together a collection of the very finest in Italian renaissance. The exhibition is located at the ‘Chiostro del Bramante’, a cloister built in 1504 adding to the ambience of this stunning show piece of art work. (closed on Mondays)

Currently running until 4th February 2007 is the exhibition of Bonnard, Matisse and the Mediteranean show casing 250 pieces of art demonstrating te friendly relationship to be found between these two artistes. Located near to the roman forum in the ‘Complesso del Vittoriano’ this exhibition can be appreciated by art lovers and none alike and is definitely worth a visit.

BefanaFor visitors in early January the Christmas market is not to be missed. In Italy ‘La Befana’ is celebrated on the 6th January, and the tradition goes that the children will receive from the witch a lump of coal if they have been naughty or sweets if they have been good! Piazza Navona celebrates in style with a beautiful Christmas market where an array of witches can be purchased in all shapes and sizes!
All that remains is to book your accommodation for an early winter break in the eternal city, a sure remedy for the post festive depression! Contact Yes Hotel today for their best rates and celebrate with them their new opening in early 2007.