Buon Natale a Roma?
October 8, 2009 6:08 PM Subscribe
Rome and Italy for X-Mas: bad idea or not?
posted by i less than three nsima to Travel & Transportation around Rome, Italy (8 answers total)
My wife and I are considering taking a long overdue vacation and honeymoon to Rome, Florence (and other Italian sites as time permits) this Christmas. I don't expect the weather to be the nostalgic Mediterranean April of my memories from my last visit to the boot, but what will it be like, exactly? While I am perfectly happy strolling through the open-air piazzas in a jacket, 10 days of rain would be a little less romantic.
I've read some
of the previous questions
about Rome and Italy at Christmas time, but they don't seem to address the crowdedness factor. Is it really crowded in Rome or the other popular sites in Italy over the Christmas and New Years holidays? I would be naive to think a place like these would ever be without tourists, but the summertime throngs have to die down at some point, right?
Finally, what's the exchange rate (a whopping $1.47 to 1€ !!!) like for US travelers these days?