When the world gets closer.

We help you see farther.

Sign up to our expressly international daily newsletter.

Italy

Blessed Be Your Commute: City Of Rome Issues Pope Francis Metro Ticket

You can ride Rome's public bus and subway system by validating your biglietto of His Holiness from his balcony pose.

Worldcrunch

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.

You've reached your monthly limit of free articles.
To read the full article, please subscribe.
Get unlimited access. Support Worldcrunch's unique mission:
  • Exclusive coverage from the world's top sources, in English for the first time.
  • Stories from the best international journalists.
  • Insights from the widest range of perspectives, languages and countries
Already a subscriber? Log in

When the world gets closer, we help you see farther

Sign up to our expressly international daily newsletter!

A Pride flag is flown at the 12th Barcelona Pride parade.

Welcome to Worldcrunch’s LGBTQ+ International. We bring you up-to-speed each week on the latest news on everything LGBTQ+ — a topic that you may follow closely at home, but can now see from different places and perspectives around the world. Discover the latest news from all corners of the planet. All in one smooth scroll!

Featuring, this week:

Keep reading...Show less

When the world gets closer, we help you see farther

Sign up to our expressly international daily newsletter!
You've reached your monthly limit of free articles.
To read the full article, please subscribe.
Get unlimited access. Support Worldcrunch's unique mission:
  • Exclusive coverage from the world's top sources, in English for the first time.
  • Stories from the best international journalists.
  • Insights from the widest range of perspectives, languages and countries
Already a subscriber? Log in
THE LATEST
FOCUS
TRENDING TOPICS

Central to the tragic absurdity of this war is the question of language. Vladimir Putin has repeated that protecting ethnic Russians and the Russian-speaking populations of Ukraine was a driving motivation for his invasion.

Yet one month on, a quick look at the map shows that many of the worst-hit cities are those where Russian is the predominant language: Kharkiv, Odesa, Kherson.

Watch VideoShow less
MOST READ