Vicariato Vaticano

  • Reception of Pilgrims

Information about how to obtain the Testimonium peregrinationis ad limina petri and entrance to Basilica

  1. A) for pilgrims having walked, preferably on the VF, at least from Acquapendente through Bolsena, Montefiascone, Viterbo, Vertralla, Sutri, La Storta to Rome (140 Km)]
  2. B) for pilgrims having cycled at least from Lucca to Rome (400 Km)
  3. Before entering the Vatican (electronic control): leave backpack, sticks at SAN LORENZO CENTER (v. Pfeiffer 24) or at your accommodation (Hotel, Hostel, Religious House). To use the luggage deposit at the Basilica takes about 2 hours queuing.

Pilgrims meeting these conditions may then apply at:

  1. 1) San Lorenzo pilgrim’s center  to receive useful services for pilgrims, just outside St. Peter’s Square – open 7 / 7 days from 11 am to 5 pm –  Tel.  +39 331 4610046
  2. 2) the Palazzo della Canonica. Enter by the gate called “Ingresso del Petriano” on piazza Sant’Uffizio Mo/Tues/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sa 9:30-12 (Tell the Swiss Guards you wish to receive the Testimonium.) Info: Patrizio Menna tel. +39 06 698 837 31

Pilgrims are invited to register in the Saint Peter’s Basilica VF Pilgrims register  (as of February 2015: 5,800 pilgrims have registered)

  1. If you cannot do either of the above, you will receive your parchment by mail approximately one month after sending a request to Fabbrica di San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano-Roma with the following documents and information:
  • 1) Photocopy of identity card or passport
  • 2) Photocopy of credential with all stamps
  • 3) Full address
  • 4) Date of birth
  • 5) Starting place of your pilgrimage
  • 6) Starting date and arrival date
  • 7) Means of travel : on foot, by bicycle
  • 8) The motivation for your pilgrimage: faith, culture or other
  • 9) The organization that assisted you before or during your pilgrimage (see above or others)
  • 10) The organisation that you supported before or during your pilgrimage, for example : l’Association Internationale Via Francigena – AIVF or other
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