Festa di Santa Francesca Romana
Rome

From: Rome Festivals and Events 2012 - 2013

See also: Vittoria Emmanuel Monument


Festa di Santa Francesca Romana
Every year Roman Catholic drivers bring their cars to the Monastero Oblate de Santa Francesca Romana to be blessed by Saint Frances of Rome the patron saint of drivers.

The monastery and religious order of Oblates was founded in 1433 by Francesca Bussi de'Leoni who was a noble women of the time who would visit and take care of the poor and the sick. Later on in 1925 Pope Pius XI declared her the Patron Saint of drivers.

Date
This annual event usually takes place on 9th of March

Location
The event takes place at the Monastero Oblate di Santa Francesca Romana which is around 450 meters away from the Vittoria Emmanuel Monument.

Travel Guide
The Monastero Oblate di Santa Francesca Romana is located along Via del Teatro Marcello. There are plenty of busses that travel along this route as well as tram station Argentina approximately 600 meters walk away.


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