Lazio and its sacred and profane Christmas

And here we are in Lazio! Christmas season here is special for the presence of the Pope in Rome. But also for the traditional folk celebration of Befana everywhere in the region.

Lazio fill in of Christmas events and with Rome and the Vatican city become the centre of the Christian Christmas festivities.

Let’s start with Rome. It dresses up and all the monuments are even more striking under the Christmas lights.


The Vatican city draws big crowds of pilgrims in the city.

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Les Journées Particulières of LVMH group in Italy

The third edition of Les Journées Particulières will be held from 20th to 22nd of May, during which the Houses of the LVMH group will open their doors to visitors.

Les Journées

In a European dimension, the Italian companies of the Group are included in an events program showing the link between modernity and tradition.

We will visit some to write about the excellent savoir-faire, in Rome we’ll go to Fendi, Acqua di Parma and Bulgari.

The visits are open to all those who register on Les Journées Particulières website.

Handmade hats: Antica Manifattura Cappelli

The oldest millinery workshop in Rome

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Once I was strolling down a little street in Prati neighborhood in Rome and a particular shop window captured my attention, nested between a tourist guide shop and a coffee shop. There were beautiful hats hanging around but what really struck me were the racks of hat wooden shapes I noticed through the window.

I thought it was a lovely display and I immediately wanted to see more behind that door.

Inside, the shop leads to the workshop on the back and it opens to a millinery heaven.

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