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14 12, 2012

Introduction (Roman)

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Dante, who knew Rome well at the time of the papacy of Pope Boniface VIII and during the First Great Jubilee of 1300, tells us that the eternal city had serious traffic problems. This was particularly true throughout the Jubilee year when huge numbers of pilgrims would every day cram onto Ponte Sant’Angelo wanting to reach the Saint Peter Basilica or cross the Tiber to go towards Mount Giordano. But Roman citizens, or most probably the precursors of today’s pizzardoni (Roman jargon expression for traffic [...]