The 'Eternal City' of Rome, being the millennium-long centre of power, religion and culture, has developed as Europe's and the world's most visited, famous and stunning capital. Wonderful palaces, historical churches and basilicas, majestic romantic ruins, magnificent monuments, flamboyant statues and stylish fountains, Rome offers all this and lot more to locals as well as people arriving through international airlines. Some even refer it as the ‘global city’ due to its shopping and night life scene enhanced by several religious, cultural and music celebrations. There are loads of important festivals and events taking place in this capital city during the year, dates of which should be explored before taking flights to Rome so as to get the best out of the trip.
Middle of March is the time for feast days and this is when the festival of Giuseppe is taking place in Trionfale Quarter. Feast of Saint Patrick will be celebrated on Saturday, March 17, 2012 and on Monday, March 19, 2012. You will surely get to grab some matchless, memorable moments at these traditional Roman celebrations with a savoring of the special doughnuts served during the feast days. Festival of Giuseppe includes some exciting musical and sporting events. But the event that is most celebrated in March is the world famous marathon ‘Maratona della Citta di Roma’ taking place in late March. Coincide your holiday with this spectacular event and watch the athletes run past various stunning landmarks of the city and enjoy the numerous concerts and shows organized throughout the Eternal City.
An April holiday without Easter in Rome, will be imperfect! Many Catholics plan a pilgrimage to the city during Easter to hear the Pope giving Mass on Easter Sunday. “Pasqua” as the Italian Easter is known, is one of the biggest holidays for Italians. Colorful exhibits of chocolate eggs in shop windows, religious parades and celebrations, often focusing the statue of Jesus or the Virgin Mary getting carried through the streets, and lot more will leave none disappointed with the Italian style of Easter celebration. Savor the traditional Easter foods in Italy like eggs, roasted lamb, artichokes, roasted lamb, chocolate eggs and special sugary bread called “Colomba”! All this and lot more can tempt anyone to book cheap flights to Rome before he/she misses on this year’s Easter celebrations in the Eternal city.
Another traditional celebration Natale di Roma awaits you on 20 - 22 Apr when the city celebrates its birthday in a grand way with historical re-enactments, fireworks and parades. Watch the Proud Romans making merry with the gladiator shows, conventional Roman banquets and public speeches at venues like Fori Imperiali and Circo Massimo. The annual event, ‘Dea Roma competition’ will be the highlight as always with candidates competing in lieu of the strength and the splendor of the famous Goddess of Rome. Concerts will keep all in the city entertained throughout April as the Accademia Filarmonica Romana presents shows regularly at the Teatro Olimpico.
Early May brings with it a spectacular Horse show, featuring a remarkable mounted show by the Carabinieri along with an international show jumping, drawing in international contestants from around the globe. You’ll be more than amazed to watch the vastly popular Puissance that features horse and rider combinations jumping over the formidable wall which has some time ago reached the 2.20 meter mark!
Apart from the International Horse Show the floral festival of Corpus Domini, the Concerts - throughout May and the International Literature Festival draws huge crowds to Rome in May every year.
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