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Midnight Mass, The Vatican City – Italy

Spend Christmas at the Midnight Mass in Vatican City

Spend Christmas at the heart of Catholicism. Celebrations transform the Eternal City into a magic wonderland. Streets are lined with vendors selling all sorts of traditional holiday treats. Roasted chestnuts are a local favorite. Nativity scenes termed ‘presepi’ are found across the city as you make your way to Midnight Mass at St Peter’s Basilica.