Rome’s Piazza Navona has to be one of the most beautiful squares in the world. Each December, continuing on to January 6th, Piazza Navona plays host to a Christmas market.
Although it can’t compete with the elegant Christmas markets of Vienna and Nürnberg, the piazza itself offers a stunning backdrop and makes a visit here worth it.
On January 6th, Italian children celebrate the Epiphany with the tradition of La befana . La befana is an old witch who leaves good children a stocking filled with candies on the morning of January 6th. Walking through the market stalls, you will see many of these witches on display.
There are carnival games and a carousel on the square, gifts for sale at the stalls and lots of sugary treats.
Enjoy wandering Rome’s Christmas market during your holiday visit to the Eternal City!
And make sure to behave so that you get your stocking full of sugary treats on January 6th…