How to get to the Motherhouse
By Bus From Roma Termini railway station:
After arriving at the Termini go to the main exit (USCITA). A number of bus routes end/begin at the Termini and there are dozens of busses in assigned slots directly in front. Look for the number 40 bus and get off at the last stop, i.e. Via della Traspontina (it’s the first stop after crossing the bridge over the Tiber). Next go back (about 30 meters) and turn right into Via della Conciliazione and walk toward St. Peter’s Basilica. The Motherhouse is at No. 51, near the end of the street, on the left side. The high green door is the main entrance.
By metro/underground from Roma Termini railway station:
From Termini railway station, take metro (underground/subway) line A. To get to the underground station you have to go down one level and follow the signs. Take the A line in the direction of Battistini and San Pietro. (It is clearly marked because of the many tourists heading for the Vatican). Get off at the Ottaviano/San Pietro station (the second stop after crossing the Tiber River). When you get to street level, you want to walk WEST toward St. Peter’s along the Via Ottaviano. Via Ottaviano ends in the Piazza Risorgimento, a large square. Proceed straight across this square and into the Via di Porta Angelica, a street which follows the east wall of the Vatican (the wall will be on your right). At the end of the street, you will walk through the arches of an ancient wall and find yourself outside the north arm of the colonnade of St Peter’s Square. Follow the curve of the colonnade to the front opening of St. Peter’s Square. St. Peter’s Basilica will be to your right and the Via della Conciliazione is the wide street going off to your left. The Motherhouse is at No. 51, the second building on your right on this street. The high green door is the main entrance.
From Roma Tiburtina railway/bus station
To get to the Motherhouse from Roma Tiburtina go to the underground station and take line “B” to the Termini railway station. There change to Line “A” and follow the directions above (By metro/underground from Roma Termini railway station).
From Leonardo da Vinci - Fiumicino airport
To get to the Motherhouse from the Fiumicino airport, go to the special railway station and take the direct train (Leonardo da Vinci Express) to the Termini railway station in Rome. The train runs every 30 minutes and the trip takes 30 minutes. The fare is 11,00 €. Then choose either the bus or metro directions above for getting to the Motherhouse.
Leave the motorway and join the GRANDE RACCORDO ANULARE ring road. Take the direction to the Fiumicino airport and choose the exit “Aurelia” (there you will see "Città del Vaticano" signs that you have to follow). After reaching PIAZZA SAN GIOVANNI BATTISTA DE LA SALLE square, turn right and after about 350 meters along CIRCONVALLAZIONE AURELIA street, turn left into VIA GREGORIO VII street. After about 2 kilometers you will reach the tunnel (St Peters Basilica can be seen from there) and the Ponte Principe Amedeo Savoia Aosta bridge. Cross the bridge over the Tiber and immediately turn left. At the next crossing turn left again – onto the Ponte Vittorio Emanuele II bridge. After about 100 meters turn left into Via della Conciliazione (with the view of St. Peter Basilica at the end). The Motherhouse is No. 51, at the end of the street, on the left. The high green door is the main entrance.
Bus (including express lines)/underground/tram/commuter train
Bus, tram and underground tickets are the same and cost 1,00 €. They are valid for 75 minutes. This means that at the beginning of the first ride you have to punch your ticket and you can change buses and trams as many times as you wish in a way that you should board the last one within 75 minutes from the moment you punched your ticket and there punch your ticket again. You can ride the underground only once with one ticket (punch it when you enter), afterwards you can take a bus using the same ticket – following the same rules as above.
Train ticket from Fiumicino to Termini by Leonardo da Vinci Express –11,00 €
In case of any problems, just ask the way to St. Peter’s Square.