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Rome celebrates patron saints with public vacation on 29 June

Rome marks Festa di SS. Pietro e Paolo.

Rome celebrates its patron saints Peter and Paul with a public vacation within the Italian capital on Wednesday 29 June, resulting in the closure of many retailers, companies and places of work within the metropolis.

The annual vacation marks the liturgical feast in honour of the martyrdom in Rome of the apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul, in a celebration that dates again to historic Christian instances.

The date commemorates the dying of the 2 saints, each of whom are stated to be buried on the two basilicas that bear their names: St Peter’s and St Paul’s Exterior the Partitions.

The occasion is often marked by a spectacular fireworks show, which moved from Castel S. Angelo to Piazza del Popolo a number of years in the past, nevertheless the 2022 occasion has but to be confirmed (we are going to replace this text accordingly).

The concept of Michelangelo, perfected by Bernini, the Girandola fireworks spectacle was first launched in 1481 and has impressed writers and artists down via the centuries together with Dickens, Belli and Piranesi.

Picture Il Messaggero



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