Pasqua – Easter in Rome Considered to be one of the biggest events in the Catholic liturgical calendar, Rome certainly comes alive during the week of Easter. Tens of thousands of pilgrims and visitors come to attend the religious celebrations and to hear mass being said by the Pope. The three days leading up to Easter Sunday (from Thursday until Saturday) are some of the busiest times of the year for the Catholic Church in Rome. There are several important dates and things to remember when visiting Rome during this time. Here are some helpful reminders to help you get through this religious event. Important Events in Easter The Easter week starts on the Sunday a week before Easter, also known as Palm Sunday. During this time, thousands of pilgrims greet the Pope with branches of olive or palm as a symbol of peace. These will be blessed by the […]
"Our guided Vatican City tour was great"
Our Italy trip was fabulous! Things went very smoothly. We were happy with our hotel selections. Especially in Venice, it was a great hotel! Venice was by far our favorite stop. The staff was very friendly and the location of the hotel could not be beat. They had the best breakfast too. We had...
Mariana Gonzalez (Napa, CA)
Customized Vacation, May 2011