New Year’s Eve 2016 in Rome: our guide

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New Year’s Eve, Capodanno or Notte di San Silvestro in Italian,  is just around the corner and there are so many things to do in Rome! You can breathe a New Year atmosphere in every small part of the ancient and modern city.

If you like music, you can’t miss the “Concertone” which  has been in doubt in the past days but it has now been confirmed. Live on stage Negramaro, a famous Italian band, and Edoardo Bennato. The show at Circo Massimo starts at 10 pm.

For those who love music and are looking for somenthing really special, there are the South Carolina Mass Choir performing for the Roma Gospel Fest at the Auditorium Parco della Musica and Sister Act The musical at Teatro Brancaccio.

Would you like to experience the famous  dinner called “Cenone di Capodanno”? In this case, It’d be better to reserve a table in advance.

If you have children and they ask for somenthing very funny for New Year’s Eve, you can go to Rainbow Magic Land: it will be open until 6 in the morning for the “Holi New Year party”.

The city’s metro lines normally stay open till late on New Year’s Eve, until 02.30 on 1 January, while the city’s bus, trams and light-rail services usually finish on 31 December at around 21.00, and there’s no night bus service. Check the website Muoversi a Roma for all updates.

Get ready for the longest night of the year and…Happy 2016!

 

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Jubilee ‘s starting today! Have you asked for your pass yet?

Free passes for the Jubilee events and Holy Door at St.Peter’s Basilica are available on the special Jubilee website.

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All the pilgrims coming to Rome for the Jubilee Year of Mercy are requested to register through the page “Pilgrim Registration” as  a as an individual pilgrim or as the leader of a group ( families and small groups of friends included, it doesn’t matter how many people you are). Every group leader can register only one group for each event, and can make only one reservation for the passage through the Holy Door of Saint Peter’s Basilica. You can find all the details for your registration here.  

Once registered as a individual pilgrim or as a group, you will get access to the reserved area in order to register for the major Jubilee events, divided into 8 categories:

  1. Jubilee for Those Engaged in Pilgrimage Work
  2. Jubilee for the Spirituality of Divine Mercy
  3. Jubilee for Deacons
  4. Jubilee for Priests
  5. Jubilee for the Sick and Persons with Disabilities
  6. Jubilee for Workers and Volunteers of Mercy
  7. Jubilee for Catechists
  8. Marian Jubilee

A few days after your registration for an event, you have to download a PDF file with your registration code and informations about your group. You need to present all the documents at the Pilgrim Information Center (address: Via della Conciliazione, 7) to pick up the materials provided for the event. The Group Leader or someone who’s been delegated by the leader can pick up the materials for the whole group.

Trough the same registration you can also reserve a time for your pilgrimage to the Holy Door, choosing the desired day and giving the preference for morning (7-13) or afternoon (13:30-17). You have to check their availability first. On certain days this Pilgrimage will only be available for those who are scheduled to partecipate in other events, like the General Audiences on Wednesdays, the Jubilee Audiences on Saturdays, the Major Jubilee events, and other celebrations with the Holy Father. You will get an email with the best time for entrance and a voucher to print and bring to the entrance of the reserved pedestrian route from Castel S.Angelo.

For all the details and other informations, please check the Jubilee website.