A network of 20 trails and an interactive map to tell over twenty centuries of history, art and religion
The Jubilee Cultural Routes arose from an idea of MiBACT to put a stress on cultural itineraries and events with a sacred and spiritual theme on the occasion of the extraordinary Holy Year of 2015.
For the event a team of archaeologists and historians of art from MiBACT, as well as technicians from partner Institutes – The Religious Buildings Fund of the Ministry of the Interior, Roma Capitale, the Pontifical Council for Culture, the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, the Roman Pilgrimage Work, the Jewish Community of Rome, the Islamic Religious Community of Italy – built a network of 20 trails which tell about the more than 20 centuries of history, art and religion of Rome.
Designed to cater for any type of traveler, whether a tourist or a Roman resident, each path is designed to have a specific connecting theme: the life of a saint or a poet, the masterpieces of an artist, the great works of an emperor, or the testimonies of the three major monotheistic religions.
For this occasion, an illustrated sheet was created for each of the 330 stages of The Jubilee Cultural Routes containing useful information, historical-artistic notions and evocative photos, taken during a campaign promoted by the Central Institute for Catalogues and Documentation of MiBACT.
The interactive map designed by MiBACT to facilitate travel, as per the guidelines of the STP, supports travellers moving on foot and by public transport, guiding them between stages and paths with integrated public transport information in and outside urban centres, promoting an idea of slow and sustainable tourism.
“This important work, which will enable citizens and tourists alike to look at Rome with new eyes, will not end with the Jubilee but will be part of an even wider exploration of the pathways and itineraries of all of Italy.”
Minister Dario Franceschini, MiBACT