Rome unveils makeover plan to greet millions of Jubilee visitors

Aug 13, 2015 1049

by Andrea Marini

Rome is getting a makeover ahead of the Vatican's special Jubilee celebration that starts December 8 and runs through November 20, 2016. Yesterday, the Mayor of Rome Ignazio Marino unveiled 50 new public works projects to be completed by December 31, 2015 at a cost of €50 million.

Given that time is tight, the focus is on urgent projects and there are no massive undertakings. Traditional Jubilees are held every 25 years, but this event was only announced by Pope Francis in March. The work kicks off with a restructuring of the area around the Vatican, including road surfacing, sidewalks, traffic signals, the piazza of the San Pietro train station, and the street around it. Other strategic sites to revamp include Piazzale Ostiense and Piazza di Porta San Paola (€2 million) and areas connecting the subway and local trains.

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Fonte: Italy24

 

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