Receiving permission to enter the “private area” of the Vatican

No welcome signs at St. Peter’s for Via Francigena pilgrims.  I had to ask four Vatican “officials” where I needed to go to receive the Testimonium.  Once you pass through the security x-ray, you must relinquish your government passport and show your stamped pilgrim’s passport before you are given directions on which door you enter to be granted the Testimonium.

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The office where the Via Francigena Testimonium is issued (after you relinquish country’s passport of a Vatican guest badge.
Via Francigena Testimonium and Vatican Badge
Time to Celebrate


Leaving Vatican City
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