Saturday, 17th August 2019

Pilgrim Information

Pilgrims have made their way to Rome since the dawn of Christianity.  In addition to its primary role as a seminary, the Irish College has welcomed and assisted visitors from Ireland and beyond since its foundation in 1628. The College is pleased to continue to serve as a centre for pilgrims from Ireland and beyond.

During the summer months, when the students of the College are on holiday, we are happy to accommodate pilgrimage groups in the main College building. Parish groups, choirs, diocesan pilgrimages are among the groups who stay in the College during the months of July, August and September each year.  The College offers bed and breakfast accommodation, most of our rooms are en suite and many are air-conditioned. Guests have use of the recently restored chapel, the extensive garden, swimming pool and tennis court.  Our Irish staff provide a friendly welcome.  We are located within the historic walls of Rome close to the Colosseum, the Holy Stairs and Basilica of St John Lateran and within each reach of all that Rome has to offer. For further information e mail

The College has recently opened Villa Irlanda to provide accommodation to individuals, families or groups all year round. Located on the College garden, Villa Irlanda offers bed and breakfast accommodation in the heart of Rome. For further information see

In this section, you will find information regarding

  • attending a Papal audience
  • visiting the Vatican and other sites in Rome
  • accommodation.

Visitors to Rome are very welcome to join the Irish College community for Mass in English each Sunday morning at 10.00. After Mass you are invited join us for  cup of coffee and an opportunity to chat to the members of the College and other guests.