For thousands of years, Rome has been a place of pilgrimage and religious worship, which has also left its unmistakable mark on the City’s layout. Certain s and routes have been designed especially to create straight links between various places of worship during commemoration processions of the Popes through the ages.
Whether you are tourists with artistic interests or religious travellers who want to retrace the route of the ancient pilgrimages, you are always welcome at Hotel Marcantonio in Rome – the Eternal City, the ancient cradle of Christianity and Catholicism.
Rome has over 900 churches of all ages: the early Christian, Medieval, Gothic, Baroque and modern, making this City one of the densest concentration of places of worship and devotion in the world.
A visit to the Vatican is always memorable. It’s the smallest independent state in the world, embraced by the monumental Bernini’s colonnade and home to the inspiring square of the Basilica of St. Peter.
The square of the Basilica of St. Peter has always been home to great liturgical ceremonies, such as the Mass, the Urbi et Orbi Blessing on Palm Sunday at Easter, as well as the Holy Christmas day. It comes alive with the Angelus and the words of Pope Francesco, a religious figure who enchants with his simplicity and frankness thousands of people every Sunday at the Angelus at noon.
Moreover, in 2015 a special Jubilee, launched ten years ahead, will begin. The opening of the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica will take place on December 8; it will end on 20 November 2016 on the Solemnity of Christ the King, opening the doors to all the devotees for mercy and grace.