St Peter and St Paul day – June 29 in Rome
Events, initiatives and things to do if you are in Rome on June 29th
On June 29, the Catholic Church celebrates Saints Peter and Paul. In Rome this day is a very important holiday because Saint Peter and Paul are the patrons of the city.
There are many initiatives that brighten the day for tourists, visitors and citizens!
Here is a list of things to see and do in Rome on June 29th and 30th.
1. Religious Celebrations of Saints Peter and Paul in Rome
The morning of June 29 begins with the celebration of Papal Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica at 9:30 am.
To participate in the holy mass, however, it is necessary to obtain the free ticket at the Prefecture of the pontifical household.
Alternatively you can follow the celebration from the big screen in St. Peter’s Square.
At 12:00 the Angelus prayer will be held in St. Peter’s Square.
2. Flower festival of St. Peter and Paul in St. Peter’s Square
The floor of the square will be adorned with paintings made exclusively with flower petals.
The square will turn into a fleeting open-air art gallery, lasting just one day, as the paintings will already be “withered” the following day.
3. Fireworks in Rome: La Girandola di San Pietro e Paolo
As every year, on the terrace of the Pincio for the celebrations of the Patron Saints of Rome, the historical re-enactment of the Girandola is held: a fireworks display to the rhythm of music.
The show is usually held after 9.30pm.
The best point of the city to enjoy the show is undoubtedly Piazza del Popolo.
The square, besides being the best observation point, generally hosts shows and entertainment for adults and children.
4. Girandola Cup: Rowing Regatta on the Tiber – June 29th
At 17:00 on June 29th, the annual rowing regatta on the Tiber River is held and is managed by the FIC – Lazio Region Committee.
It is possible to watch the Regatta from Ponte Margherita, which connects Piazza del Popolo to Via Cola di Rienzo.
Rome bike tour in June
For those who, in addition to enjoying the celebrations of the Patron Saints of Rome, want to visit the city without missing anything, we offer our Electric Bike Tours in Rome and the Rome Walking Tour + use of virtual reality.
The Rome bike tour lasts from 3 to 4 hours and allows you to cross and discover the most famous and evocative places in the city.
The electric bike allows you to reduce the degree of fatigue to be faced making the Roman ups and downs a pleasant walk.
Even transporting kids on seats or on trailers will be much less tiring than a normal bike.
The tour can be done in the morning, in the afternoon or in the evening, to enjoy the most romantic views of Rome.
There are various types of Rome Bike Tours:
- the nature tour in the Appia Antica park,
- the Rome Bike Tour with 3D viewers: Ancient Rome and City Center
- the Rome by Night tour,
- the most complete Art and Gastronomy tour of Rome.
Find out more about our electric bike tours of Rome: Rome bike tour
Photo Credits: prolocoroma.it