Christmas 2020 light shows in Piazza Navona, Rome

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Under normal circumstances Piazza Navona is usually background to one of the most traditional Christmas markets of Rome: the whole square fills up with wonderful little stands selling the most unique pieces for your nativity scene and that colorful crystal ball that your tree is missing..

This year, we all know, traditions are put on hold. Coronavirus is also changing the way we enjoy Christmas time. But it’s all about being creative and use the technology we have to make the best out of the situation.

This year, after each sunset during Christmas time, Piazza Navona shines a different light: everyday at 5pm a spectacular light show takes place every 20 minutes until 9pm.

Outside of the shows, the three fountain designed by Bernini will be illuminated in blue, while during the shows the square lights will turn off to leave the stage to the central Fountain of the Four Rivers, the protagonist of a mesmerizing triumph of LED colors and music.

It is not just a simple light show: the Bernini fountain has been digitally mapped and the lights look like a tailor-made 3D digital dress!

The shows last 5 minutes and play every 20 minutes between 5pm and 9pm each day until January 6th.

If you are around Rome during this time make sure you don’t miss it!! 😉

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Written by Federica

Creative director of Live Virtual Guide. Her favorite things are gelato, pizza and the hidden gems of Rome.

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