We spent several days in Rome shooting the New Year celebration. Like everywhere in Italy, the firecrackers, petards, and champagne bottles popped in the square gave a very festive and joyful atmosphere. The festivities were felt all over the city, from the Vatican where the Pope gave his annual speech to the commotion in Piazza dei Popolo where you feel that the city goes up in flames to the Spanish steps covered in champagne bottles thrown from the top to the streets completely packed with people. Beside the large number of tourists that are always present, during our stay was also a reunion of the Taize, that brought to Rome 35000 young Catholics from all over the world. Here we posted shooting frames from Rome during this festive time.