Read these tips on how to spend a December day in Rome to make the 2022 Christmas holidays even more special: immerse yourself in the festive capital city and finish the day with us at Ristorante Amedeo, indulging in our special Christmas menu.
Spend the holidays in Rome: where Christmas is going green
This December, Christmas in Rome will be even more magical. Whether you want to spend Christmas as a couple, with the kids or with your four-legged friends, follow our tips for an unforgettable day.
Thanks to ever-growing focus on the environment, this year Rome is adopting strategies to make Christmas “greener”.
The Christmas tree in Piazza Venezia
If you are spending the day with your furry friend but don’t want to miss out on the magical Christmas atmosphere, a wander through the centre is the perfect idea.
Don’t miss the tree in Piazza Venezia, this year powered completely by a photovoltaic system, thanks to the collaboration between Roma Capitale, FAO and ACEA Group.
In 2022 the eye-catching golden lamps lighting up the streets of Rome at night will consume over 500 kg less CO2.
Christmas in Rome is like strolling through an open-air museum: with over 1,400 metres of light displays that adorn Via del Corso and busy market stalls in Piazza Navona, the streets of the centre are lined with attractions, where you can’t help but soak up the lively festive atmosphere.
The recycled Christmas tree
If you are spending Christmas with your children, we suggest visiting the Bioparc in Rome, located inside Villa Borghese.
Here you can admire a truly special and original tree that stands seven metres tall and is made using 2,500 recycled plastic bottles. The decorations adorning the tree are also made from waste materials taken from building, construction and industrial production sites. These replicate the animal species hosted in the park that are most threatened by the presence of plastic in the environment, such as tortoises and penguins.
L’artista responsabile dell’opera è la biologa naturalista Alessandra Carratù.
At this point, allow yourself a visit inside the 80 acres of the Bioparc, which will stay open on the 24, 25 and 26 December, to discover the animals’ secrets and learn how to protect them by adopting sustainable behaviour.
The Botanical Garden
Nestled in the park of Villa Corsini, the Botanical Garden is illuminated by the arrival of the sensory exhibition light art “Incanto di Luci”.
The works of designer Andreas Boehlke blend harmoniously with the melodies of composer Burkhard Fincke to create a romantic, fairy-tale experience for you and that special someone in the magical setting of one of Rome’s most fascinating parks.
But don’t worry: the LED lights that illuminate the centuries-old trees and lush palms are eco-sustainable, while state-of-the-art generators monitor and reduce their consumption. It is precisely thanks to its very low impact on nature that this exhibition, stretching more than one kilometre, can be hosted in one of Rome’s most precious green spaces.
There is no ticket office on site, so please book your ticket here.
Where to eat at Christmas in Rome
Which restaurant should you choose this Christmas? If, after a long day of walking around the city, you want to avoid any tourist traps but stay in a central area, you can rely on a place that has made seasonality its priority.
On Christmas and New Year’s Eve, Ristorante Amedeo offers its guests a refined and constantly updated menu with a variety of new dishes.
Restaurant for the 2022 Christmas holidays
Whether you’re looking to slow down or want to be swept away in a Christmas vortex, take a break at Amedeo, where we take great care to ensure your Christmas in Rome is unforgettably magical.
Then, for a special New Year’s Eve dinner, our chef has created a menu that blends tradition and innovation in an authentic and respectful way: check it out and be inspired!