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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
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I visited the Scala Santa in September 2019. I walked from Piazza di Spagna to San Giovanni in Laterano which took me about 45 minutes. It was a very hot and humid day. Scala Santa is located across the street from San Giovanni in Laterano....More
When we decided to visit the Sancta Scala, I went as a tourist but left moved to tears. I decided, on the spur of the moment, to climb the stairs that Jesus had once ascended, on my knees. If Jesus had suffered so much pain...More
The building is plain and unimpressive, standing very close to Archbasilica St John of Laterano. According to legend, Jesus Christ climbed these steps on his way to trial. The stairs were brought to Rome from Jerusalem in the 4th century. They were made of marble,...More
We were blessed to see and climb the actual holy stairs (the stairs that Jesus climbed when he was brought to Pontius Pilate) while they were uncovered as they have been covered by wooden stairs to protect them for hundreds of years. The stairs were...More
This is a small chapel that was once part of a larger papal complex. It holds the "Scala Sacra" or the "Sacred Stairs". These are the set of stairs from Pontius Pilate's temple and where Jesus is said to have scaled on the day of...More
We had the once in a lifetime opportunity to climb the steps on our knees in the original marble. It is free to enter. If you want to see the other sites in the church it’s a small fee. If you plan on visiting Christian...More
My wife and I happened to be in Rome when the holy staircase had the wooden cover removed. We were able to climb up the hold stairs on our knees. When we got to the top their was a chapel to the right where mass...More
Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only way to describe the Esquilino neighborhood. 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 neighborhood 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 center. 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.