The 4 Jubilee Routes

The four routes pass the way of the three Jubilar Churches, chosen by the Pontifical Council for the Promoting of the New Evangelization. The three Churches are: San Salvatore in Lauro, Santa Maria in Vallicella (Chiesa Nuova) and San Giovanni dei Fiorentini. In these three Churches will be the constant presence of priests speaking more languages (the Missionaries of Mercy) available for confession and prayer during the Eucharist Adoration. If it is required, they are also available for catechesis about the mercy, to prepare pilgrims to cross the Holy Door with spirit of conversion. The three Churches will be connected by a pedestrian way in direction of the St. Peter's Basilica.  

The Papal Route

This is the route taken for centuries by the Popes, particularly on the occasion of their election and their taking of possession of Rome as the City’s Bishop. A long procession accompanied the Pope through the streets of Campus Martius and Celio to go from St Peter’s to the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the cathedral of Rome. The itinerary now ends past ancient monasteries and medieval churches, the most important remains of Imperial Rome and the imposing churches of the 16th and 17th centuries, before reaching the Jubilee church of S. Maria in Vallicella, where San Filippo Neri is buried.  

Detailed route

Basilica di S. Giovanni in Laterano - Via dei Santi Quattro Coronati - Colosseo - Via dei Fori Imperiali - Carcere Mamertino - Campidoglio - Via del Teatro Marcello - Via Montanara - Piazza Campitelli - Via dei Funari - Via Paganica - Largo di Torre Argentina - Via dei Cestari - Piazza della Minerva - Via della Palombella - Piazza Sant’Eustachio - Via dei Sediari - Piazza Navona - Via di Pasquino - Santa Maria in Vallicella (Jubilee Church) - Via dei Banchi Nuovi - Via del - Banco di S. Spirito - Ponte Sant’Angelo - Castel Sant’Angelo. 

The Route of Mercy

This route connects St. John in Lateran to St. Peter’s through the ancient heart of Rome, but covering in the final part the itinerary of the pilgrims who used to arrive from the North, from Porta del Popolo, passing past the Jubilee church of St. Salvatore at the Laurels in the Ponte district, which is located on the route towards Ponte S. Angelo and St. Peter’s.

Detailed route

Basilica di S. Giovanni in Laterano - Via dei Santi Quattro Coronati - Colosseo - Via dei Fori Imperiali - Carcere Mamertino - Campidoglio - Via del Teatro Marcello - Via Montanara - Piazza Campitelli - Via dei Funari - Via Paganica - Largo di Torre Argentina - Via dei Cestari - Piazza della Minerva - Via della Palombella - Piazza Sant’Eustachio - Via dei Sediari - Piazza Navona - Via dell’Anima - Vicolo della Pace - Via dei Coronari - San Salvatore in Lauro (Jubilee Church) - Ponte Sant’Angelo - Castel Sant’Angelo.

The Pilgrim’s Route

This is one of the traditional itineraries for medieval pilgrims who reached Rome from various parts of Italy and Europe. From the Basilica of St. John Lateran, this walk comes out near the banks of the Tiber. On the way it passes by The Most Holy Trinity of the Pilgrims, the historic point of welcome for tens of thousands of pilgrims in the jubilees of the 16th and 17th centuries, linked to the work of San Filippo Neri. It continues along Via Giulia, before reaching the Jubilee church of San Giovanni dei Fiorentini. S. Angelo bridge then takes the pilgrim to the other side of the river heading towards St. Peter’s Basilica.

Detailed route

Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano - Via dei Santi Quattro Coronati - Colosseo - Via dei Fori Imperiali - Carcere Mamertino - Campidoglio - Via del Teatro Marcello - Via Montanara - Piazza Campitelli - Via dei Funari - Via dei Falegnami - San Carlo ai Catinari - Via di Santa Maria in Monticelli - Piazza di san Paolo alla Regola - Piazza della Trinità dei Pellegrini - Via Capodiferro - Piazza Farnese - Via Mascherone - Via Giulia - San Giovanni dei Fiorentini (Jubilee Church) - Via Paola - Ponte Sant’Angelo - Castel Sant’Angelo.

The Marian Route

This is the route which unites the Basilica of St. Mary Major, dedicated to the Holy Mother, to numerous sacred sites dedicated to Mary, for centuries the centre of devotion for the people of Rome. such as S. Maria dei Monti and Santa Maria in Campitelli. Near the end it reaches the Jubilee church of Santa Maria in Vallicella, dedicated to the Nativity of Mary and where a miraculous image of the Virgin is worshipped, to then continue to St Peter’s.

Detailed route

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore - Via Liberiana - Via S. Maria Maggiore - Via Urbana - Via Leonina - Via della Madonna dei Monti - Via Tor dei Conti - Via dei Fori Imperiali - Carcere Mamertino - Campidoglio - Via del Teatro Marcello - Via Montanara - Piazza Campitelli - Via dei Funari - Via Paganica - Largo di Torre Argentina - Via dei Cestari - Piazza della Minerva - Via della Palombella - Piazza Sant’Eustachio - Via dei Sediari - Piazza Navona - Via di Pasquino - Santa Maria in Vallicella (Jubilee Church) - Via dei Banchi Nuovi - Via del - Banco di S. Spirito - Ponte Sant’Angelo - Castel Sant’Angelo.