While the Romans might not be celebrating Fourth of July today, the city celebrated a public holiday this past Saturday complete with magnificent fireworks over Castel Sant’Angelo: the feast day of St. Peter and St. Paul. The holiday, which occurs annually on June 29th, is observed in Rome only–not all over the country–in honor of these saints’ martyrdoms, both of which happened in Rome.
Sadly, I didn’t go see the fireworks–fireworks just aren’t my thing–but I saw some photos on Instagram and Twitter and they were gorgeous!
Happy Fourth all! I hope you enjoy your barbecues and long weekends.