Good Friday Procession in Rome 2025

Where: From the Coliseum to Palatine hill, ,
When: Friday, April 18, 2025
Religious Procession - Image: Marcello Migliosi from Pixabay
Religious Procession
Image: Marcello Migliosi from Pixabay

Good Friday Procession in Rome

Once a year, Rome holds a unique impressive parade, with the participation of the POPE. The parade which takes place on Good Friday (the Friday before Easter), attracts thousands of people from all over the world.

The traditional procession is accompanied by thousands of believers who light its way with torches. The parade stops 14 times on its way, to present the crucified march of Jesus from his death sentence to his burial.

Thousands of people, local and tourists pour into town and the demand for accommodation is higher than usual, therefore it is advisable to check hotel prices and make reservations ahead of time.

The POP, carrying a wooden cross, holds a ceremony of short pray in every stop. The parade starts its way from the Coliseum to Palatine hill, the central hill of the Seven Hills of Rome.

The procession show, the thousands of people with torches and the ceremonies in all the 14 stops, leave the visitor with strong impression and imposing visual experience.

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Piazza del Campidoglio, 1
00186 Roma
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00185 Roma
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