During Easter period some of the greatest and most suggestive events take place in Saint Peter’s Square and Basilica, officiated by the Pope.
This year Easter is Sunday, April 1st, but Easter period begins with Lent, at the end of Carnival time, on Ash Wednesday (February 14th in 2018), and the first Catholic Mass with Pope Francis is on Palm Sunday, at the beginning of the Holy Week. Continue reading
Easter is, without doubt, the most important event in the Catholic calendar. The feast is not fixed and the date is different every year. In 2017 Easter Sunday will be on April 16th, and in 2018 on April 1st.
If you are planning to be in Rome during Easter period, you can decide to join one of the most touching ceremonies of the year with the Holy Father. Continue reading
Easter is, without doubt, the most important event in the Catholic calendar and one of the busiest times of the year in Rome and Vatican, center of all Christendom.
Easter is a moveable feast, is not fixed in the civil calendar: the date varies from March 22nd to April 25th. This year Easter Sunday will be on March 27th. Continue reading
During Spring many feast days are observed in Italy. On these days schools, offices and banks are closed, and in many of them you will find restaurants, shops, and some Museums and Archeological sites closed too. The best thing to do is to check in advance if the place you want to see, or the restaurant you want to try, is open on the day you need. Continue reading
Easter is the most important event in the Catholic calendar and one of the busiest times of the year in Rome, center of all Christendom. A multitude of pilgrims arrive to see the Capital come alive for the Holy week and the Triduum, the three-day period that extends from Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday. Continue reading
After an Easter Triduum really intense and followed by hundreds of thousands of people, in a period rich of events in Rome, the Canonisation of the two Popes rises as the most eagerly-awaited one. It will be extraordinary and unique, and it is already breaking records: four Popes will be present in Saint Peter’s Square, millions will follow it in TV, so the Vatican Television Center will use up to 33 TV cameras and nine satellites, not even the 2014 Sochi Olympics had so many satellites. Continue reading
Easter, like every holiday in Italy, has its own special food. Since Easter is the end of the Lent season, food is always very rich and nourisching. You can find a very large amount of recipes, in every single region and city, of typical cakes or breads, sweet or savoury. Here you can find some of the typical region recipes: from Northern Italy and from Southern Italy. But in every part of Italy you can find dishes based on lamb, eggs, and the Colomba. Continue reading
Tickets for seats at Easter Mass in Saint Peter’s Square are free, but capacity is limited, so you need to book as far in advance as possible. If you are planning to be in Rome for Easter, contact the Chancery offices of your local diocese to arrange for tickets to be reserved for you. For more informations click here. It’s possible to attend the services without a ticket, but you should plan on standing. Continue reading
Easter is the most important event in the Catholic calendar and one of the busiest times of the year in Rome: a multitude of pilgrims arrive to see the capital come alive for the Triduum, the three day period that extends from Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday. On Easter time the Pope will follow a very intensive schedule.