Tomorrow, Wednesday 29th of June, will be the St. Peter’s and St. Paul’s Day, the feast dedicated to the patrons of Rome. For centuries, this has been a great occasion to celebrate, and many special events have always been organized. For example, the classic “Girandola”, an amazing fireworks show taking place in a typical Roman spot. Don’t forget this is a Jubilee year, hence this show will be dedicated to the architect Virginio Vespignani, who in 1870 realized the most beautiful fireworks of that time. The “Girandola” will start at 9:30 pm in Piazza del Popolo and will last 16 minutes, a long show to enjoy from one of the raised spots in Rome, for example “Gianicolo” or “Zodiaco” observatory.
Another cool event is the “Infiorata” in St. Peter’s square, created by the architect and florist Benedetto Drei in 1625 in honor of Pope Urbano VIII, then spread until the Roman castles by Gianlorenzo Bernini. It’s a typical and historical event where many artists will realize flower frames in St. Peter’s square dedicated to the patron saints of Rome, St. Peter and St. Paul.
Among the interesting events to celebrate these saints, very beautiful and interesting is going to be the market in Parco Schuster, in front of the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, and the other fireworks show in “San Paolo” neighborhood, on the Tiber bank, which will close the celebrations, starting at 10:45 pm.
Rome is full of museums, buildings and gardens that are a must-see, although on the 29th of June visitors will have many pleasurable alternatives. Enjoy!