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Rome Jubilee 2025: what to See, Do and Eat

Rome Jubilee 2025: what to See, Do and Eat

After weeks of eager anticipation, the Rome Jubilee 2025 is finally upon us, promising a wide array of activities and events for all pilgrims visiting the Eternal City. While the pilgrimage to Rome and the Vatican during Jubilee 2025 has a deeply religious and Catholic significance, it also offers a unique opportunity to explore the many beauties and traditions of this magnificent city. From historical landmarks and tourist attractions to gastronomic tours showcasing the delights of Italian cuisine, there is something for everyone.
If you are planning your trip to Rome and the Vatican, whether for Easter 2025 or another time, this mini-guide is for you!

Vatican Tours and 7 Churches Pilgrimage

The Rome Jubilee is for all intents and purposes a summons for all Christians to obtain the plenary indulgence by visiting the Vatican and the seven churches of Rome, which are key pilgrimage stops.
The visit to the seven churches of Rome—St. John Lateran, St. Paul Outside the Walls, St. Mary Major, St. Lawrence Outside the Walls, Holy Cross in Jerusalem, St. Sebastian Outside the Walls, and St. Peter's— is a pilgrimage that winds through the heart of the city, extending into the Roman countryside and catacombs, with visits to some of Rome's majestic basilicas along the way.
Then the Vatican, with the inspiring St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Museums, housing centuries of religious art and history, stands as the epicenter of the Catholic pilgrimage.
To complement these meaningful and unforgettable experiences, many pilgrims and visitors take the opportunity to engage in Catholic shopping to honor and remember their spiritual journey. As the epicenter of the Catholic Church, the Vatican offers blessed rosaries, religious medals and pendants, and artistic mosaics available for purchase in St. Peter's Square from some of Rome's historic stores. Savelli Religious, for example, provides a special selection of religious items and souvenirs that carry deep spiritual and cultural significance.

jubilee 2025 rosary box

Jubilee 2025 Pilgrims of Hope Merchandise

Not just worship: what to do in Rome during Jubilee 2025

During Jubilee 2025, Rome offers many experiences beyond the spiritual, inviting visitors to discover the eternal city's vibrant culture and history. While the city will undoubtedly be bustling with pilgrims attending various religious events, Rome's secular attractions promise equally captivating encounters.
For example, it is possible to step back in time by strolling through the ancient ruins of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, where the echoes of gladiator battles and political intrigue still resonate among the sanpietrini (typical ancient Roman pavement).
Within walking distance will then be all the major tourist attractions: from Piazza Navona, to the Trevi Fountain, to the Spanish Steps or the Pantheon, each of these destinations has a fascinating history steeped in unparalleled artistic value.
Afterward, find solace amidst the tranquil gardens of Villa Borghese, where lush greenery and elegant sculptures provide a serene escape from the city's hustle and bustle. Here, amid the whispers of history and the echoes of artistic brilliance, visitors can truly immerse themselves in the timeless allure of the Eternal City.


Where to eat in Rome during the Jubilee 2025

Of course, no visit to Rome would be complete without indulging in its world-renowned cuisine. From classic trattorias serving hearty pasta dishes to trendy bistros reinterpreting traditional recipes with a modern twist, Rome's dining scene offers something to satisfy every palate. 

Spaghetti al pomodoro, Italian food appreciated worldwide

To start the day, enjoy a traditional Italian breakfast at Regoli, a historic pastry shop near Piazza Vittorio. Famous for its freshly baked pastries, especially the cream-filled maritozzi, Regoli pairs perfectly with a rich espresso or cappuccino.
For a sweet treat, visit Giolitti or Fassi for some of Rome’s best gelato. Giolitti, near the Pantheon, has been serving exquisite gelato since 1900 with flavors like pistachio and hazelnut. Fassi, known as the Palazzo del Freddo and established in 1880, offers a vast array of flavors in a grand setting.
When it comes to lunch or dinner, every trattoria in Rome knows how to offer an excellent menu full of the typical dishes of tradition. But if you're looking for a good, authentic carbonara, head to Roscioli near Campo de' Fiori or Da Enzo al 29 in Trastevere. Both are renowned for their creamy, flavorful carbonara.
For amatriciana, visit Trattoria Da Teo in Trastevere or Armando al Pantheon near the Pantheon, both serving robust and delicious versions of this classic dish.
These culinary experiences will enhance your Jubilee 2025 journey, offering delicious food and immersing you in the rich traditions of Rome.

By following these few tips, your journey through Rome will be filled with memorable experiences, since the Jubilee 2025 is not just an opportunity for spiritual renewal, but also a chance to celebrate and enjoy all that Rome has to offer. So, let’s embrace the vibrant atmosphere of Rome, and immerse yourself in the rich history, letting the flavors of Rome make your spiritual pilgrimage truly memorable. 

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