Christmas on 25 December,
Christmas Eve on 24 December,
is almost an every-one-know big thing in a year, not only in western countries, and even become more and more popular in Asian countries which don’t have Christmas originally.
Moving to Rome, which is the birth place of Christian society nowadays, I don’t have a doubt about the theory that Christmas is born in Rome, however, when I made my little research about Rome and Christmas, it turns out to be really interesting and that I decided to share with you here.
Answer is Rome! (Actually very easy to understand)
A Festival of Liberty!
And they called it, Saturnalia.
Tempo of Saturn
If you are curious about how Saturn looks like, plan a visit to Musei Capitolini, where this marble piece is restored, and it can be dated to the 2nd century AD.
A Festival For Sacred Worship
Basilica San Clemente
Baths of Diocletian
A Festival For Christianity and Jesus, Finally!!!
Visit the most beautiful churches about Jesus and Maria in Rome
The Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore
Santa Maria Maggiore, is one of the main and the most important churches in Rome, and also one of the oldest.
Its interior structure shows its Roman-era “character” while from the square in front of the entrance, it is the perfect example of Medieval architecture. The church nowadays hosts precious paintings, mosaics, and holy relics in its different Chapels, for example, the wood piece of Jesus’s birth bed (it is said and believed).
Personally, I visited it quite often as its perfect location between Cavour and Roma Termini, you are welcomed to read my another Rome Itinerary which covers the daytime walk there in Day 3.
Basilica of Santa Maria de Popolo
Santa Maria in Trastevere
Santa Maria in Aracoeli
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