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A whole advisor to the city's attractions, from the Colosseum to the Vatican. With directory that assist you construct your individual itinerary, plus a complete bankruptcy packed with unique jogging excursions, this in-depth advisor is just even more specified and entire than its significant pageant. you will discover authoritative yet fun-to-use insurance of all of the old ruins, remarkable artistic endeavors, and interesting church buildings, with important insights that would enhance your journey. we have supplied the entire historical past info you must take pleasure in and comprehend what you are seeing. you will discover candid reports of an immense number of lodgings and eating places in all cost levels. it is all the following in a single easy-to-use consultant, entire with a convenient word list of Italian words, a colour fold-out map, and an internet listing that makes trip-planning a snap!

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Com. & 800/669- April January Epiphany celebrations, nationwide. All cities, towns, and villages in Italy stage Roman Catholic Epiphany observances. One of the most festive celebrations is the Epiphany Fair at Rome’s Piazza Navona. Usually January 5 to 6. Festa di Sant’Agnese, Sant’Agnese Fuori le Mura. During this ancient ceremony, two lambs are blessed and shorn, and their wool is used later for palliums (Roman Catholic vestments). Usually January 21. Holy Week observances. Processions and age-old ceremonies—some from pagan days, some from the Middle Ages—are staged throughout the country.

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