And this is how you celebrate Christmas in Rome

Christmas in Rome. Photo: francospaccialbelli.BlogSpot

Where else in the world to experience the spirit of Christmas than the holy city of Rome?The papal city is adorned in lights as the preparation for Christmas steps up. Landmarks including the Spanish steps, the famous shopping district via Condotti and piazza Navona have all been given a festive make over.
Nativity scene is set up on the the Spanish Steps

 

Christmas decorations and lighting hang over Via Condotti

 

Piazza Navona

Bernini’s Fiumi Fountain in Piazza Navona is lit up in red during Christmas holidays

Santa Claus waits for children in Piazza Navona on the background of the Bernini’s Fiumi Fountain

Bernini’s Fiumi Fountain in Piazza Navona is lit up in red during Christmas holidays

And elsewhere in the world….

Christmas in Turkey…Talk about winter wonderland.

Hot air balloons fly over Cappadocia, a historical region in Central Anatolia, known for the fairy chimneys, during the winter season

A special celebration

500 Motorcyclists dressed in Santa Claus and reindeer outfits ride down the streets in downtown Tokyo during a Christmas ‘toy run’ by the Harley Santa Club for charity. The yearly run is to campaign against child abuse ahead of Christmas.

 

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