You can ride Rome's public bus and subway system by validating your biglietto of His Holiness from his balcony pose.
ROME - Holy subway! The company in charge of metro, rail and bus lines in Rome, ATAC, will release one million tickets on Wednesday to celebrate the election of Pope Francis.
The commemorative tickets cost 1.50 euro (the same as a standard ticket) and will be available in 200 locations around the city. The image on the tickets was the moment the Argentine pontiff first stepped on the balcony at St. Peter’s after being selected.
Rome Mayor Gianni Alemmano noted that Papa Bergoglio used to travel on the metro in Buenos Aires and perhaps he might do the same in Rome. Hmm?
El Papa Francesco I viajando en metro... HUMILDAD... twitter.com/rioneroL/statu…
— VNZ (@rioneroL) March 24, 2013
Even though the tickets are commemorative, ATAC wishes to remind everyone that the tickets must be validated on journeys. No dispensations.