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For centuries, the Scala Santa has attracted Christian pilgrims and visitors who wished to honor the Passion of Christ. Tradition says that originally the Holy Stairs led to the praetorium, or judgment hall, of Pontius Pilate's palace in Jerusalem...more
Visited here few years ago
This time we took metro from Ottavio station on really hot day
Upon arrival we discovered the scale era non funzione- under construction
Oh well. People were nice & we found a great little place for lunch nearby!
Before heading to Rome, I had never heard of the Scala Santa (Holy Stairs). It is housed in a lovely chapel across the street from St. John Lateran. It is said that this Holy Staircase are the steps that Christ walked up on his way...More
We had one day in Rome on a boat cruise during October 2017, and one of the highlights was visiting the Pontifical Sanctuary of the Holy Stairs (Pontificio Santuario della Scala Santa). The Holy Stairs lead to the Church of St Lawrence (Chiesa di San...More
I climbed up the stairs on my knees, which was incredibly painful and it took a very long time. I recommend brining a cushion (like you'd use in the garden) to protect your knees. Once you get to the top, you can shop in the...More
I knew nothing about this and chanced upon it after visiting San Giovanni de Laterano. The frescoes around the holy stairs are under renovation ( for the whole of 2018) and the whole staircase is boarded off. There were a few devout believers who climbed...More
We called in here as it was raining heavily outside. Worth a visit. If you are planning on climbing the stairs on your knees then be advised that the Scala Sancta are currently closed for renovation and there is a replacement stair case approved by...More
Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only way to describe the Esquilino neighbourhood. The Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s famous seven hills. From an ancient neighbourhood to its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub, Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up
basketball games. Look around you: this area isn’t like the historic centre. Liberty architecture, large piazzas, and long boulevards mix with archaic arches, secret side alleys, and beautiful churches like Santa Maria Maggiore.
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I took the subway to San Giovanni and walked from there. I had a bit of a tough time finding it, though. I even went into a store and asked some of the workers, and they had no idea what I was even talking about. Look for... More
I took the subway to San Giovanni and walked from there. I had a bit of a tough time finding it, though. I even went into a store and asked some of the workers, and they had no idea what I was even talking about. Look for the Basilica of St. Giovanni. If you are standing in the courtyard in front of the Basilica facing the Basilica, cross the street to the right to the small courtyard. The Scala Santa is off that courtyard.