The Testimonium

The Testimonium is a document that certifies the completion of a pilgrimage to Rome undertaken in a religious spirit. This is the counterpart of the "Compostela", which is obtained on completion of the Camino de Santiago. Historically this document was important because when the pilgrim returned home he could prove that the pilgrimage was fulfilled, and his vows discharged

How to obtain the Testimonium?

The Testimonium is only given to pilgrims who present a credential showing stamps for at least the last 100 km for walkers or the last 200 km for cyclists.

The Testimonium is available from:

  1. the office of the “ Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi” in St. Peter's Square (Piazza Pio XII, 9), on the right of Bernini's colonnade standing with your back to the Basilica and at St. Giovanni dei Fiorentini (piazza dell'Oro, 1). Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 9:00 to 17.00 Info: St Peter's Square Office, Tel +39 06 698963840;
  2. the offices of the rectory of St. Peters. Use the Petriano entrance in piazza S. Uffizio. Opening hours: every day except Wednesday and Sunday from 8:30 to 12:30. Info: sig. Patrizio Menna Valerio, Tel +39 06 69883731.
  3. the service of pilgrims' reception Ad Limina Petri in the San Lorenzo center of via Pfeiffer 24 in Rome. Opening hours: in summertime from 11:00 to 17:00 every day from Monday to Friday. Info:, tel. + 39 06 69885332

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