A few minutes later we got our confirmation for today in the afternoon, so right after lunch we ventured on our "mini-pilgrimage" in the city of Rome. Here is my experience and a few hints on the event and places.
So, we arrived Rome and decided to head to the meeting point through Ponte Sant'Angelo, following the traditional route to Saint Peter's.
Once we reach the Bernini's colonnato we headed through the security checks.
After the security checks we were led to the Holy Door through a specific path-- It's indeed practical, but looking at this square fragmented like this really pisses me off...
Anyway, here's a picture from the inside!
The first Jubilee of Catholic tradition dated 1300 and was sponsored by Pope Boniface VIII Caetani, the one that Dante Alighieri made infamous in his Divine Comedy.
One of the first thing that you have to do once inside is paying homage to the bronze statue of Saint Peter by stroking (or kissing, if you're that extreme a devotee!) its right foot:
The statue is attributed to Arnolfo di Cambio and dated around the XIII century.
Among the various awe-inspiring bits, a glance at the Baldachin of my favourite Bernini is a classic:
This bronze baldachin is 20 meters high, which is pretty much the height of Palazzo Barberini, to give you a spatial reference.
Saint Peter's is in fact the biggest Church of the world (--but not the tallest!).
Once outside, I took the classic picture of the Swiss Guards,