Happened upon this site while in Rome. The stairs must be climbed on your knees. Very spiritual experience.
About Scala Santa and Chapel of San Lorenzo
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Because of physical problems I took the stairs, but I was certainly moved by the numbers of people of all ages who ascended the Holy Staircase on their knees, stopping to pray at each step.
We stayed very close to this location and went to visit. Make sure you are dressed for an Italian church and cover up. It was a great experience. In order to get to the top of the stairs you need to go on your knees...More
Certainly worth dropping in as it is across the road from the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano and a short walk from the Basilica di San Clemente which are both worth seeing. Unless you are so inclined to practice your own devotions you only...More
The 28 steps the Scala Santa (Holy Stairs) have been traditionally identified as the very same ascended by Jesus in Pontius Pilate’s palace in Jerusalem. Believers are seen climbing them on their knees. Great experience. Free entrance. Visit Duration: 30-60 min. Facing Basilica di San...More
Although the site of the Scala Sancta attracts many very religious visitors. It is also interesting for those who are less religious. Dress appropriately & climb the sacred stairs on your knees behind the rest of the crowd, saying a prayer on each step.
The Scala Santa should be on every Christian's bucket list of places to see. It is incredibly moving. You must see it to experience it! Be sure to pay the E3.5 to get into the Holy of Holies Room at the top of the Scala...More
A visit to the Holy Stairs is a must for anyone of the faith.... keep in the mind, the stairs and adjoining church, close down from 2pm to 3pm, Pictures are allowed, but only from the bottom...once you get to the top, you will quickly...More
I stopped by to see the Scala Santa, the steps that Jesus climbed to see Pontius Pilot. People pray and climb up these stairs on their steps. I have weak knees so I couldn't climb the stairs on my knees, but I did kneel on...More
People going there are very solemn and pray on their knees all the way up the stairs. the Chapel at the top is also very beautiful. There is a separate set of stairs if you want to walk up. The other statues there are also...More