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Canonisation of John Paul II Rome 2014

Sunday, 05 January 2014 01:15

All roads lead to St. Peter's Basilica Rome on sunday April 27 2014 for the canonisation of two previous popes, Blessed John XXIII and John Paul II.  Passion for Italy Travel recommends that you either come to Rome for the ceremony or if you are not interested in this event, we would suggest that you plan to stay out of Roma for that weekend as travel in the city will be a nightmare and every hotel will be booked up. Contact us for help with your itinerary.

If you are interested in booking a group tour to be in Rome for the canonisation, please contact us as soon as possible as all tours are booking fast. There are a number of pilgrimage tours still available.


Wednesday, 14 November 2012 06:29

ROME INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2012 is commencing in Rome Nov 17, 2012 showing the latest in Italian films and featuring 59 world premieres.

The Australian family comedy Mental by director PJ Hogan will also be shown at the festival.

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MARCH 16 2011


For the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy, the city of Rome has put together an entire program of events which begins with the Notte Tricolore (translated as the “three-coloured night” - the three colours being green, white and red of the Italian flag) on the evening of the 16th March.

Romans have been invited to decorate their windows, balconies, terraces, gates, courtyards and shop windows with the Italian colours.

The city centre will become one big coloured stage, hosting street performances and fireworks, military bands in concert, musicals, plays and lectures, guided tours. Many of Rome's most beautiful historic buildings will be lit by spectacular architectural projections.

Almost all of the events are free of charge, and the party kicks off in the Piazza del Campidoglio at 7pm.

A Week in Rome

Saturday, 07 August 2010 09:54

Most of our first week in Rome was spent walking to the Vodaphone shop in Via Corso to try to get the two internet pens to work!! One for me and one for the children to stay in contact their friends -being teenagers, facebook had become very important. If anything is remotely difficult in Australia then the same is enormously difficult in Italy in another language. Lucky we were returning

The Vatican Rome

Wednesday, 09 June 2010 14:58

The Vatican encompassing the Basilica di San Pietro and the Museo Vaticano, takes a whole morning to see. I always seem to go into shock when I walk into St. Peter’s basilica as  the majesty of the place is so overwhelming and the artistry – genius!!  I have such a sense of awe there that I cannot speak.