As you know with the feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8 will start the special Jubilee of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis for the year 2015/2016. Let’s see how the city of Rome is preparing to welcome the millions of pilgrims expected for this extraordinary event. From the first rumors it seems that within the city will be greatly favorites traveling on rails than on tires. In fact, it increases the frequency of service for trains to Fiumicino Airport with the city center. The tour buses should be parked outside the historic center and the pilgrims should continue their journeys by public transport in particular the subway of Rome. If you come to Rome with trains of the State Railways, from Termini to get to St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City pick up the Metro Line A direction Battistini, get off at Ottaviano-Vatican Museum and continue for 500 meters to St. Peter (10 minute walk). From Leonardo da Vinci (Fiumicino) Leonardo Express train to Termini Station and from there follow the same directions for the Metro Line A From Ciampino Airport Bus Terravision to Termini Station and from there follow the same directions for the metro line A. The taxi ride from either airport takes approximately forty minutes. In addition, the Department of Public Works, in cooperation with the Agency for Mobility and the Department of Transport and Mobility, and in close collaboration with the control room of the Jubilee, where sit Roma Capitale, the Lazio Region, Government, Prefecture and the Holy See He studied pedestrian paths will cross much of the old town, the surrounding areas the Roman basilicas, those close to St. Peter and some transport hubs of public transportation, such as train stations and underground. There are four routes, from St. John in Lateran and St. Mary Major to Saint Peter’s and vice versa. With these interventions Rome will change the habits of tourists and its citizens, creating itineraries able to discover, in full safety, some of the most beautiful and spectacular in the capital. Will be widened sidewalks, rebuilt pedestrian crossings, installed new and modern elements that will embellish the furniture u rbano and facilitate orientation of visitors to Rome.
There will also be courses and slides for the disabled so as to eliminate as many barriers and make accessible and modern our city.
The routes will touch, in addition to the basilicas, the churches of St. John the Baptist of the Florentines, the Holy Spirit in Sassia (Church of Mercy), San Salvatore in Lauro, Santa Maria in Vallicella, Church of the Holy Trinity of the Pilgrims and pass through places of great historical value , artistic and archaeological heritage. Via della Conciliazione, the project involves the narrowing of the roadway with a center lane protected and dedicated pedestrian use only. I n of definition there are different solutions for a new urban furniture with the aim to delimit, protect and secure all the new pedestrian paths. Furnishings that will help make our city more beautiful, livable and enjoyable.
First and second route “Way Papale” It is the route taken for centuries by the Popes, especially on the occasion of their election. The route goes from St. John Lateran to the Basilica of St. Peter and vice versa, through the Colosseum. It has two variants, one that goes from Via dei Banchi Nuovi (Church of Santa Maria in Vallicella) and the other for the Via dei Coronari (Church S. Salvatore in Lauro).
Third itinerary: “Way of the Pilgrim” It is the traditional route of the pilgrims from St. John to St. Peter and vicersa, through Via di San Paolo alla Regola and Church of the Holy Trinity of the Pilgrims.
Fourth itinerary: “Marian Way” It is the path that leads from the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica of St. Peter and vice versa, through, among other things for Urban Way, Via dei Fori Imperiali and the Mamertine Prison.