Merry Christmas - Buon Natale from Rome!

We took a stroll over to St. Peter's Square at the Vatican yesterday evening. Whilst the traditional nativity scene was still under wraps and the lights on the 100 foot tall Christmas tree were off - the unveiling of the crib and the lighting-up of the tree will happen today, Christmas Eve - the monumental facade of St. Peter's Basilica illuminated at night remains one of the city's most evocative images.

Buon Natale!