The Easter weekend is near and it is the ideal opportunity for a trip. Rome is definitely one of the most beloved destinations.
Most people know the monuments, its beautiful churches and the remains of its glorious past. But there is a hidden Rome, yet to be discovered, that is Rome of St. Camillus de Lellis.
With the app iCamilliani, available for free for all the smart-phones, you can retrace the steps of the life of this extraordinary man and saint who founded a company of “pious and honest” men that starting from the eternal city revolutionized the world of health care.
iCamilliani is an innovative guide to the city of Rome, a brand new route to follow the footsteps of St. Camillus de Lellis, who left there an indelible mark in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century.
Following the steps of Camillus de Lellis in Rome means to discover unknown places of the historical centre and sites of “Vanished Rome”, small, hidden or disappeared treasures, as the ancient port of Ripetta, which are not reported in the normal tourist guides.
Just think of the church of St. Mary Magdalene in Campo Marzio, a masterpiece of Roman Baroque-Rococo placed a few steps from the Pantheon.
The church was given to Camillus de Lellis in 1586 by Pope Sixtus V and here the patron saint of the hospitals established the General House of his Order, the Ministers of the Infirm, actually the first nurses in history.
The Church of St. Mary Magdalene is not widely known, but a visit to its beautiful chapels and the sacristy, a unique jewel of rococo, is definitely worth it. A section of the app iCamilliani is entirely dedicated to this hidden masterpiece, with textual and audio guide as well as high-quality picture galleries.
The life of St. Camillus was studded with exceptional events and marked by a deep devotion to the neighbor, to the poor and the suffering. However, the man who later was proclaimed Patron Saint of the Sick and Nursing during his youth was a wayward soldier of fortune devoted to the excesses and recklessness.
If you want to find out more about the events that led Camillus de Lellis to conversion and to devout himself entirely to the care of the others and to take his revolution from Rome to the Italian peninsula while you enjoy an interesting walk through the streets of the capital, iCamilliani is the app made for you.
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