They don't call Rome the 'City of Love' for nothing! From the stunning monuments to the secret alleyways, there's just something about the city that gets you emotional. Is it the city's history? Its beauty? Whatever it is, Rome is the perfect place for couples. What more when it's the holiday season, right? Surely this place is even more amazing when you're celebrating Christmas with someone special here. That is if you have one. But even if you don't, this doesn't mean you still can't enjoy the holiday season in Rome. There's a lot of fun to be had for singles in the 'Eternal City' during Christmas.
Attend a Christmas Party
No date? No problem! Even if you don't have someone to cuddle up to or to share a romantic dinner with, what's great about the holiday season is the series of parties you can go to. This is why it's always better to make friends when you go here (or to any other destination for that matter). As long as you be personable, follow social customs
, and remain friendly, it'll be easy for you to meet and get acquainted with people who might just invite you to a holiday soirée. Who knows? You might just meet the one for you at the party!
While others, namely couples, are busy cozying up to each other by the fireplace, heading off to restaurants for a dinner date, or even getting intimate on Christmas day, this leaves you singletons more space to go sightseeing in Rome. Did you ever want to see the city's most famous (and even the more underrated ones
too) attractions with little to no crowds at all? Well, this season is your bet. Though many museums and other hotspots may be closed on Christmas, there are the likes of the Trevi Fountain, St. Peter's Square, and more that you can simply walk on up to and bask in their historic glory.
Ride a Vespa
Riding a Vespa all throughout Rome might be one of the most romantic things to do around here thanks to the classic rom-com
, 'Roman Holiday,' but let's face it: driving with another person can get pretty complicated. If you're not used to riding a Vespa, there's no telling what sorts of accidents you may get yourself into. What more when there's another person with you, right? At least, if you're single and you have nothing to do on the holidays in Rome, you can try zooming through the city on its famous two-wheeler and enjoy the freedom of being on your own.
Shop Till You Drop
The bright side of not having a significant other during the holidays is that you don't have to splurge on them. Normally, your partner will have the most expensive gifts out of all your loved ones every Christmas, won't they? But if you're single this year and you're already in Rome, one of the leading fashion capitals in the world, what's stopping you from going on a shopping spree for yourself? Head on over to designer stores
, jewelry shops
, and more, and give yourself something nice. This is the season of giving, after all, and that also means for you too!
Eat Out for Christmas Dinner
Admittedly, preparing a holiday feast for a party of one is, well, it's sad! Imagine eating alone on Christmas night; doesn't that look pretty lonely? At least, for your Christmas dinner, why not eat out? Rome is a well-known food capital, after all, so there are plenty of amazing hotspots you can choose for your holiday meal. And don't worry! Plenty of them will probably be full of people so while you may be single and eating for one, you won't feel that lonely on Christmas. But remember to make reservations first as Christmas day is often the busiest day for many great places to eat in Rome.
Go to a Christmas Concert
Just like in Paris, Rome holds a ton of Christmas concerts that you can go to when you have nothing to do. Some of them are held in churches, pairing the grand ambiance of these centuries-old structures with the beautiful holiday music. If you're more into other genres, can always head on over to various music halls, jazz clubs, and the like if they're holding their own Christmas concerts too. At least, when you're surrounded by other people as you enjoy good music, you won't feel too lonely this holiday season.
Hear Christmas Mass with The Pope
Now, this isn't to say that only singles are allowed to hear Christmas mass with the Pope on Christmas Day. Of course, all devout Catholics are celebrating Christ's birthday in Rome, or more specifically, in The Vatican, are more than welcome. But why is this a great way to spend the holiday when you're single? Since you're all on your own, you don't have to worry about other people, right? This means you can head on over to the church as early as possible and get a good seat for the mass. Who knows? You might even get the chance to touch and get blessed by the Pope himself!
Although celebrating Christmas with someone special would be great, that doesn't mean that being single is all that bad. Even if you're in the beautiful city of Rome, you can still have lots of fun and merriment on this very special holiday.
Staying in a luxury home
all on your own is a great bonus for celebrating Christmas in Rome when you're single.