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www.initaly.com/regions/xmas/rosemary.htm

My first year in Rome ended with a Christmas I'll never forget. It was so different from New York: no holiday decorations, Christmas tree lots, big splashy store displays, people loaded down with shopping bags filled with gaily-wrapped packages... No indication, as far as I could see, that it was getting close to December 25th.

www.tripsavvy.com/christmas-season-events-and-traditions-in-italy-1547262

Nov 22, 2017 ... In Italy, presents are brought by La Befana, who arrives in the night to fill children's stockings. Christmas decorations and trees are becoming more popular in Italy. Lights and decorations are often seen starting around December 8, the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception, or even the end of November.

selectitaly.com/blog/all-you-can-italy/christmas-in-italy

Nov 14, 2017 ... The cold and shorten days are getting closer, lights start to bright in the streets decorated with red and green details, and huge Christmas trees appear in the main squares. I have always loved the beginning of December when the holiday vibration is perceived: people hurry across the streets with a lot of ...

www.nytimes.com/2017/12/20/world/europe/rome-christmas-tree-spelacchio.html

Dec 20, 2017 ... Photos taken on Tuesday show, at left, Rome's official Christmas tree in Piazza Venezia Square and, at right, the one placed in St. Peters's Square at the Vatican . Credit Alessandra Tarantino/Associated Press. “Getting to the end of this mandate will be a great success,” she told reporters. Italian media ...

www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/christmas-in-italy.html

Christmas in Italy. Christmas in Italy is celebrated over several weeks as Italians celebrate from early December, depending on the region, until the day of Epiphany, on the 6th of January. Especially the children look forward to the start of the Christmas season in December when Christmas trees are put up and houses are ...

dreamdiscoveritalia.com/2015/12/13/8-fascinating-facts-about-christmas-in-italy

Dec 13, 2015 ... Every country has its own Christmas traditions. If you're British, like me, you're probably elbow-deep in card-writing, tinsel and fir tree needles by now….and the cat is probably eying up the tree! If you're Australian, maybe you're getting the BBQ ready for the beach on Christmas Day. And if you're American ...

slowitaly.yourguidetoitaly.com/christmas-in-italy

Christmas market in Torino. In Italy, Christmas celebration lasts about one month, starting on December 8th, the day of the Immacolata, on which traditionally the presepe (Nativity scene) and the Christmas tree are set up, and lasting until the Epiphany, celebrating the visit of the Magi to the infant Jesus, on January 6th.

www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-italy-rome-christmas-tree-20171219-story.html

Dec 20, 2017 ... "My thoughts are with Spelacchio, the poor Christmas tree that has died of sadness and lack of care under Five Star rule," posted Giorgia Meloni, head of the hard-right Brothers of Italy party.[if !supportLineBreakNewLine][endif]. A City Hall spokesman suggested it was not the city's fault. "All felled trees ...

www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/12/20/romes-sickly-christmas-tree-causes-uproar-needles-continue-fall/968065001

Dec 20, 2017 ... Rome's sickly official Christmas tree is dropping needles and earning nicknames ranging from "toilet brush" to "baldy." The 70-foot-high tree cost 48,000 euros, or $57,000, to transport from an Italian Alpine region to Rome, where it has been steadily losing needles since being lit on Dec. 8, according to the ...