Via Margutta, the celebrations begin with the switching on of the lights

Via Margutta wore the bright livery that will accompany it for the entire holiday period. The traditional Christmas lights have been turned on on one of the most intimate and universally known streets of the historic center of Rome.

The lights were turned on by Veronica De Laurentiis, daughter of the unforgettable face of neorealist cinema Silvana Mangano and the producer Dino De Laurentiis, while the singer and performer Ines Boom Boom, and her group, sang Christmas carols and swing and pop standards, giving rhythm and energy to the evening. Promoting the event again this year was Alberto Moncada, president of the international association via Margutta Margutta which brings together all the economic, commercial operators and artisans who overlook the street of art and cinema. Moncada, entrepreneur in the world of prestigious hotel industry in Rome, then wanted to celebrate the occasion, for the third consecutive year, with a Christmas Party organized at its restaurant in the street.

The numerous guests were then able to toast with the traditional bubbles and wines of Lazio and enjoyed the gastronomic proposals of chef Daniele Ladaga. Among the guests who attended also the TV face, Cesara Buonamici in the company of her husband Joshua, the stylist Laura della Croce di Doyola, Benedetta Moncada di Paternò, Prince Domenico Napoleone Orsini and Marchesa Dianora Frescobaldi.

Source: Il Messagero

Featured Rome Insights

Gambero Rosso: Rome and the best of Lazio 2023

Gambero Rosso

Centered and warm, mindful of the Lucanian roots, Vincenzo Mobilio's cuisine has found a welcoming home (but also a small, graceful garden with adjoining bar) in a charming hotel, the Margutta 19.

Read more

The Oasis of Flavors of Excellence

Il Locale

Walking through the streets of the centre, in an almost hidden corner of the Trident, Emme Restaurant is an address where you can take refuge, even throughout the summer season, to appreciate a special proposal, in every aspect.

Read more

Happening from «Emme» for Ida Tonini's book

Corriere della Serra

From the printed paper to the original cup. The writer Ida Tonini presented the book «Allegretto con Spirito» (Elliot editions) dedicated to gin during the monthly appointment with martini cocktail lovers promoted by Martini and Friends.

Read more

GB, 'Elizabeth the Italian Queen': book presentation by Ilaria Grillini in Rome


The long love story that binds the Windsors to our country, on 17 February in via Margutta.

Read more