Why Rome is going to be the place to be in 2020

Among Italy's best destination: discover Rome.

4 Jan 2020

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Whether it's the city's ancient monuments and attractions, the Vatican and all associated Catholic attractions, viewing the city's superb artworks, or simply immersing in the culture and lifestyle of contemporary Rome. It will remain one of Italy's top destinations in 2020. Rome is the ideal city for short breaks, but visitors that really want to learn more about its history and experience Rome's modern culture, should opt for longer holidays, or come back every year!

Top attractions in Rome: what to see and visit.

Most Rome visitors plan their city tours and travel itinerary prior to jetting off on holiday. Some of the unmissable attractions for any first-time visit include:

  • St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican Square.
  • Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
  • Colosseum.
  • Pantheon.
  • Piazza Navona and its famed fountain.
  • Trevi Fountain, even more, stunning and featured in lots of popular films including the iconic "Three Coins in the Fountain".
  • Piazza Venezia.
  • Capitoline Museum.
  • River Tiber and its glorious bridges and footpaths.

Rome by night

Major 2020 events in Rome for all the family.

If you've missed out on all the spectacular events for Christmas and New Year 2019/2020 in Rome, don't worry. You can always return another year! Alternatively, why not consider spending Halloween 2020 in Rome instead?

On the other hand, the timeless city of Rome is ripe for explorations and adventures at any time of year. Just some of the main events and activities already scheduled for 2020 in Rome include:

If you can't make it to Rome in time for the medieval processions marking Epiphany on 6 January, why not attend the Feast of St Anthony on 17 January instead? This popular festival is celebrated at the church of Saint Antonio located on Esquiline Hill, which is then followed by the Blessing of the Beasts in Piazza Saint Eusebio.

February is the month of Lent, and no city in the world marks the Lenten season in the same way as Rome. Carnevale kicks off the pre-Lenten festivities and events begin 10 days before the official date for annual Carnevale. Ash Wednesday is the date all the religious processions begin in Rome and the area around Vatican City. The official 40 days of Lent begin quite late in 2020, with Ash Wednesday on 26 February. This means planning your trip to Rome any time from 16 February enables you to participate in some of these festivities.

Easter Sunday falls on 12 April 2020, and if you think Italians push out the boat for Christmas festivities you're in for a treat during any Easter visit to Rome. Members of Catholic communities all around the world place far greater emphasis on the celebrations and services commemorating the Resurrection of Christ. But, don't expect Easter in Rome to be a dismal affair. Attend the Easter Mass in St Peter's Square to learn more!  

April is the most glorious celebration of the spring in Rome. Any visit during the Festa della Primavera will be a delightful medley of stunning flowers and open-air shows. The open stairway of the Spanish Steps is decorated with colourful azaleas each year, and every place you go in the city centre will be decorated with the gaudiest, brilliant blooms. Check out all the performances in local piazzas and celebrate the arrival of spring in true Roman style for 2020.

If you've ever attended Bastille Day celebrations in France you're sure to appreciate the Republic Day festivities held every 2 June in Rome. Follow the parade from the Via dei Fori Imperiale or simply head straight over to the Quirinale Gardens to enjoy the free, open-air concert!  

Book your next Rome holiday with Gruppo UNA.

Our elegant UNAHOTELS Decò Roma is situated slap in the middle of Rome's historic centre, yet just a short walk from the central railway station. You'll experience the warmest of welcomes from all the staff teams at any Gruppo UNA hotel, and your tailored holiday in Rome will be much more memorable when you stay with us. Find out more on our website!