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Rome Holiday Walk: The Tradition of Italian Nativities

Explore Italian Christmas displays to better understand their cultural and religious significance
$359 and up
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Tour Details
About the Tour
3 hours
Photos & Highlights
  • View religious relics that only reveal themselves during the holiday season, complete with tours of many of Rome's most famous nativity scenes
  • Led by a theology scholar
  • Santa Maria Maggiore, Santa Maria in Ara Coeli, Monti Neighborhood, and Santi Cosma e Damiano
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Chiara was friendly and a wealth of knowledge about the city, the basilicas and churches, and pointed out spots along the way. Our walk to each nativity scene was interesting and at a comfortable pace. At our request we made a detour for cappuccino and a small bite. She led us to a lovely shop for the best coffee with baked goods to match, which we could not have found on our own. Our entire tour felt very personalized and rich with time in each setting. The basilicas and churches were stunning and special and we loved hearing the history of each nativity scene. Chiara speaks English well (and taught us a bit of Italian!) She was special and our time with her unforgettable. (We also took her advice for a dinner spot and had an extraordinary dinner!) Thank you, Chiara!
Chiara was so very responsive to our every need and question. Spectacular way to start our week in Rome.
All info was excellent as usual. Docent was very caring for me on back streets and ways to go up hills. Once again at end of tour I was too tired to spend more time at Aracoeli whre we ended. I had planned to go back there and to SS Cosmas and Damian, but trip was cut short when I got the flu in Florence and while making it back to Rome was not able to build up my strength to stay so came home two weeks early. As usual Context was excellent.