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Epiphany in Rome // CULTURE AND TRADITION

Epiphany in Rome // CULTURE AND TRADITION

dcbe5488c128bea712611503a38a578f_368854 Thanks to the initiative  #DomenicalMuseo over 480 museums, archaeological sites and monuments throughout Italy will be free for citizens and tourists

So next Epiphany in Rome will be an opportunity to discover more about art and history

Like every  first Sunday of the month, entrancy to galleries, archaeological excavations and mouments will be FREE. So don’t miss the opportunity to visit  the Colosseum Archaeological Park, the Baths of Caracalla, the Pantheon, Villa di Livia and the Ostia Antica Archaeological Park.

If you prefer doing something else, the Eternal city offers plenty of fun events. You can walk through the winter market of Piazza Navona,

You can attend the folkloristic  historical procession in  San Pietro Square  , where 1400 people in ancient costumes will parade in Via della Conciliazione and bring traditional symbolic gifts to Pope Francis,  following  tradition of the Three Wise Men

If you are looking for more ideas , our staff will provide you even more information !

We look forward to welcoming you at Yes Hotel Rome

Liturgy of Christmas || Papal Mass in Rome

Liturgy of Christmas || Papal Mass in Rome

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Just a few  hours are left to  the Christmas celebrations  held  by Pope Francis.

At 9.30 pm, the Pontiff will start celebrating the Christmas Eve Mass inside the Papal Chapel

Tomorrow for Christmas, at 12.00 , the Pope will give the blessing “Urbi et Orbi” from the central lodge of San Pietro.

On Wednesday, December 26, the day of Saint Stephen Martyr,  the Pontiff will  recite the”Angelus prayer “ (Angelus Domini nuntiavit Mariæ ) at 12.00 in St. Peter’s Square.

The liturgical celebrations will  continue until Sunday 6 January with the Mass of Epiphany, once again at 10.00 am in the Vatican Basilica, with the Angelus to follow.

YES HOTEL ROME  is in Termini area: just catch metro line A for few stops (get off at Ottaviano) or bus #40 up to its route end.

Last metro runs at 9.00 pm !

INAUGURATION OF CHRISTMAS TREE, NATIVITY SCENE AND NEW LIGHTS AT ST. PETER’S CHURCH

INAUGURATION OF CHRISTMAS TREE, NATIVITY SCENE AND NEW LIGHTS AT ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Christmas 2014 means a new born also for St. Peter’s Square: from now onwards a brand new lighting system will furtherly empower the beauty of Michelangelo’s dome and the facade by night time. The new light setting is made of more 300 LEDs spots, designed and placed in order to englight at best each architectural element of the structure.
The inauguration cerimony will occurr today 19 December at 6pm, and it will include the lighting up of both the Christmas tree and the Nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square as well, which traditonally enrich the Vatican area during Christmas time.
The tree – a 25 m high white spurce – was offered by Calabria region this year, while the Presepe is composed by approximately 25 full-size clay pieces refined with colors and dresses which are resistant to open air exposure.
St. Peter’s square will be worth a visit by night more than ever!
Yes Hotel is strategically located in the heart of Rome: ask our staff how to get around in the easiest way!

POPE FRANCIS LIGHTS UP GUBBIO

POPE FRANCIS LIGHTS UP GUBBIO

Pope Francis recently patronized the biggest Christmas tree in the world by turning on its lights. The tree is located in Gubbio, a lovely medieval town in central Italy, just 200 km away from Rome. The Pope could turn the lights on from His studio in the Vatican thanks to a tablet connected to the tree electric system in Gubbio; on the other side, the town’s inhabitants could see Him clicking the bottom through a public maxi screen.
Gubbio’s Christmas tree is erected on the ridge of Mount Ingino, and due to its size is included in the Guinness World Records since 1991. It is made of 550 light spots (300 green, 250 colored), 8500 m electric cables, 650 m high, topped by a comet 1000 m² wide. It will be kept enlightened until first half of January 2015.
Yes Hotel is at walking distance from Termini station: from here you can easily catch any local train for your daily trips outside Rome… even to Gubbio!