City guide Valerio Vernesi organizes tours of Rome by Vespa. It's a quintessentially Italian way to experience famous sights like the Colosseum, the Capitol and the Trevi Fountain.
This year, the Bethlehem nativity scene is modelled on St. Peter's Square from sand, which was specially delivered from the Adriatic town of Jesolo. An annual sand sculpture festival takes place there.
As a sign of solidarity with all persecuted Christians, Venice was illuminated in red yesterday evening. From today, Montreal, Toronto, Paris, Barcelona, London, Sydney and Washington will also be illuminated.
Tour operators are furious at a ban stopping them driving near Rome's ancient monuments, fearing for their businesses. But the city's mayor is refusing to back down in a tense stand-off.
A relieved Strasbourg prepared to reopen its popular Christmas market on Friday after French police shot dead the gunman who killed five people there in an attack.
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