On January 6th in Italy, we have a traditional, our Christmas holidays is closed with the Epiphany.
the Italian children sings an old adage this nursery rhyme: “la Befana vien di notte con le scarpe tutte rotte”(“The Befana comes by night with her broken shoes”). Befana is a simbol for Epiphany she is loved as much as Father Christmas (Santa Claus), but unlike the elderly bearded gentleman, she is much less famous, particularly outside Italy. The befana looks like a witch but is good, she travels on a broom and, in the night between 5th and 6th January, she is on the go to bring gifts, sweets in particular, to good children. For those less good, however, she only brings coal. If you spend this week in Rome you will take a part to many events of 6 January. “Events scheduled to spend the Epiphany in Rome with a rich schedule dedicated especially to children. But on 6 January in Rome it will really be for everyone: families, adults and children. “
PIAZZA NAVONA – CHRISTMAS MARKET
After five years come back at Piazza Navona the Christmas Markets for Epiphany. The Befan and stands waiting for your at historical location between squareì’s fountains. The Befane in the flesh and stands with candies and sweets are waiting for you, at historical location between fountains of square also with the romantic atmosphere offered by carousel horses.
TERMINI STATION – MERCATO CENTRALE
At Via Giolitti near the Roma Termini and very close to metro station there is Mercato Centrale, a food markets in Rome where during this period Epiphany was opening a temporary store in which to find loose socks, packaged and ready with lots of sweets including pralines, chocolate bars, nougats and much more. For the little ones, the Market will offer mountains of sweets.
ARICCIA POLENTA DELLA BEFANA – MERCATO CONTADINO
Over 30 farms celebrate Epiphany in the roman castles area await many fans of good food. On this sunday, January 7th, 2018 at the Farmers Market in Ariccia – by to the farm Umberto Di Pietro di Capena – The Polenta Tour continues to great demand, after the great success of last December 8 in Rome Capannelle. You will taste a homemade” polenta “in the true sense of the word, it will be made to the market with all the ingredients frome producers at the Farmer’s Market.
CASTELLO DI SANTA SEVERA – ONCE UPON A TIME AND FIREWORKS
Among the events you not to be missed the Epiphany at the Castle of Santa Severa. Guided tour for children and parents with a wizard who will involve them in experiments and medieval magic to create magical potions, “fireworks“, dragons, towers and fantastic clay characters for children. Once upon a time a ludic-educational workshop for children aged 6 to 10 years. After the presentation of the Castle with the reading of rhyming rhymes, the little ones will meet a mysterious Wizard who will involve them in experiments and spells “.
ROME – ART EXIBITIONS
For art lovers, on January 6th, all the main exhibitions in progress will be open in Rome. From the Monet’s exibitions, father of Impressionism, to the one that celebrates the works of Picasso, passing through the” bizarre “of Arcimboldo and the master Hokusai”. For the younger ones at Guido Reni District space to the plastinated bodies of Real Bodies, to the spacecraft of Cosmos Discovery and to Dinosaur Invasion dinosaurs with the children called to engage in geological eras and the laboratories of Scientopolis.