Rome is home to countless treasures. From artistic masterpieces to religious monuments and historical wonders, the Eternal City offers an endless list of experiences for travelers. One of these priceless experiences is attending the Papal Audience.
Earlier this month, while Americans were home preparing their Thanksgiving feasts, the mayor of Rome unveiled an archeological site of momentous importance. After six years of excavation work, the “Circus Maximus” was re-opened to the public on November 16, 2016.
Whether it was decentralizing power in the church, easing its stance on divorce, pushing for radical action on climate change, or meeting with members of the gay community, Pope Francis is not one to stick to tradition.
This Tuesday, Pope Francis kicked off the Jubilee Year with the symbolic opening of the Holy Doors of St. Peter’s Basilica. This year long holy celebration was designated a Jubilee of Mercy by the leader of the Catholic church. This year’s Jubilee comes nearly 15 years after the last Jubilee Year, held in 2000.
After 17 months of repair work, the famed Trevi Fountain will finally be unveiled this month in Rome. Nearly 2.2 million Euro (2.98 million dollars) was spent by Fendi, the company funding the restoration project. That’s a lot of coins to throw into a fountain!