Roman Priest Calendar 2019

Piero Pazzi

The most typical souvenir from Rome only costs 10 Euro.

In order to keep the same price of the last year, since the postal fees are increased, the minimum order for CALENDARIO ROMANO 2019 is 2 pieces.

The CALENDARIO ROMANO 2019 joint to pictures it also contains generical informations about the Vaticano State

in all kioscos and souvenir store of Rome and Venice or ordering it by e-mail:

The price of the CALENDARIO ROMANO 2019 is 10,00 (ten) Euros.

Post Update 2018

Because of the continuing inefficiency of the Italian Post Office, and in order to avoid any disputes with customers, each shipment will be made only with registered mail.
For this reason, given the exaggerated increases in postal rates, the cost to receive:
2 calendars in Europe is 25 Euros
2 calendars in America, Asia and Africa is 30 Euro
2 calendars in Oceania of 35 Euro

For worldwide shipping outside Europe there are different extra costs depending to the country. Please contact us for further information about this.

Vatican Facts


Calendario Romano 2019Often tourists, mainly foreigners, don't have a complete knowledge of the things they see while in Rome, especially concerning the rather confusing Vatican grounds.

This calendar intends to give basic information and some notes on the general characteristics of the Vatican with the hope of sating the thirst for knowledge continually demonstrated by the Eternal City's visitors.

The Vatican is a true and proper sovereign state, heir of the ancient Pontiff State born following the Treaty of Lateranñ the agreed upon protocol signed between the Holy Sede and the Italian State on February 11, 1929.

The Vatican is the smallest State in the world, its surface is a little smaller than half a kilometer squared, and is a theocratic monarchy. Like every state, the Vatican has its own passports, provides for the use of a flag and anthem, and even possesses a train for the transport of goods. It has diplomatic representatives in almost all of the
countries in the world and, because of the presence of the Vatican, Rome can be considered the only city in the world to have a double diplomatic body: one representing the Republic of Italy and the other the Holy Sede

The State's leader is the Pope, elected by the Holy College of Cardinals, and chosen from the around 150 Cardinals whom are under 80 years old. As a result of this, the Pope can come from anywhere in the world.

No one may ever be above the Pontiff, who, in fact, can establish any law without any authority able to check his actions.

In practice, however, the Pope is surrounded by advisors, from whom the Cardinals of the curia, whom assist him with his work, stand out. Above them all is his right hand man, the hand picked Secretary of State.

In effect, the Pope delegates a special commission of cardinals that exercise their power over the State. However, in any moment he can take this power back, and can also naturally block the Commissionís decisions. The Pontiff can be considered ìlegibus solutusî, which, while not above the law, is in so much absolute sovereign.

Other than the territory proper of the State, the jurisdiction of the Vatican is made up of other buildings in and out of Rome that benefit from the privileges of extraterritoriality and are exempt from expropriation and tributes.

The extraterritorialities of the Holy Sede in Rome, including the various agreements underwritten in subsequent regards between the Holy Sede and Italy, are:

  1. The complex of St. John in Laterano (Basilica, Palazzo Apostolico Lateranense with the connected buildings and the Holy Steps);
  2. St. Mary Maggiore's Basilica with the connected buildings;
  3. St. Paulís Basilica outside the Wall along with the connected buildings;
  4. The Chancellor's Palazzo;
  5. The Palazzo of Propaganda Fide, seat of the Congregation for the Evangelizing of the People;
  6. St. Callisto's Palazzo in Trastevere;
  7. The Palazzo of the Holy Offices and adjacent seat of the Congregation of the Doctrine of Faith (ex Holy Offices);
  8. The Palazzo of the Convertendi, seat of the Oriental Churches Congregation;
  9. The Palazzo Maffei or of the Vicariato (already seat of the Curia Diocese of Rome, whom act as guards to some officials);
  10. The Palazzo of the Congregation of the Propilei;
  11. The Palazzo Pious, declared extraterritorial in 1979 (with the complete exclusion of the locals who actually accommodate the Auditorium) in substitution of the Palazzo of the Dataria, no longer property of the Holy Sede;
  12. The Minor Roman Papal Seminary;
  13. The property on Gianicolo (Pio Romeno Papal College, Ukraine Papal College of St. Jehoshaphat, North American Papal College, Hospital of Baby Jesus, Church and Convent of St. Onofrio, Papal Urban University, Area of Technical Services of the Holy Sede, St. Monicaís International College, Curia Generalizia of the Companions of Jesus, Institute of Baby Mary, Church of Saints Michael and Magno, Building of the Calasanzian Sisters, House of the Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows, Property on Borgo Santo Spirito adjacent to the Curia of the Jesuits).

In virtue of the agreement of the Holy Sede (1982) at the Convention of November 16, 1972 on the protection of the worldís cultural and natural heritage, all of Vatican City, as well as the Holy Sedeís exterior territories in Rome, were written in the world heritage list. They were added equally, both for their individual worth and because they
make up part of the historical city center.

Property with extraterritoriality privilege outside of Rome include the Palazzo Pontificio, the Villa Cybo and the Villa Barberini at Castelgandolfo, and the Supreme Pontiffís summer residence which covered a global area of 400 thousand meters squared and which came to join the new Broadcasting Center of Santa Maria di Galeria, which arose near Cesano18 km from Rome, following the agreement between the Holy Sede and Italy on October 8, 1951.


The words of the Pope, when not on a world pilgrimage or in his summer seat of Castel Gandolfo (from mid-July to the end of September) can be heard in Saint Peter's Square every Sunday at the 12:00am Angelus.

The Pope appears from his private studioís window and blesses the faithful. The special benediction Urbi et Orbi is bestowed at Easter and Christmas.


Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the State for the tourist is the fact that the Vatican is a brimfull treasure chest of universally important works of art. These collections can be viewed for free every last Sunday of the month.

The principle collections are: the Egyptian Gregorian Museum, the Etruscan Gregorian Museum, the Chiaramonti Museum, the Pious-Clementine Museum, the Belvedere, the Animal Room, the Statue Gallery, the Bust Gallery, the Mask Room, the Room of the Muses, the Round Room, the Greek Cross Room, the Candelabra Gallery, the Tapestry Gallery, the Map Room, the Gallery of Saint Pious V, Saint Pious V's Room, the Sobieski Room, the Immaculate Conception Room, the Chiaroscuro Room, Pope Nicholas Vís Chapel, the Rafael Room and the celebrated Sistine Chapel. A visit to the Museum of the History of the Vatican situated near the Palazzo Lateranense and Saint Peterís Treasury is also recommended.


Skilled in the age-old tradition of minting their own coin, the Vatican also actually benefits from it. The money is only minted by the Instituto Poligrafico e Zecca of the State of Rome and has the same characteristics composition and nominal value as the corresponding money of the European Union.

The stamps, generally dedicated to art, culture and world issues, are renowned and researched by stamp collectors worldwide.

Telephone cards, of which the first run began in 1992, are also collector's items.


Vatican City has two surveillance groups. The more noted Swiss Guard, founded in 1506 and composed of around one hundred men, their colorful uniforms are said to have been designed by Michelangelo. Consisting of a mini-army at the service of the Pope, their duties consist of defending his person, not to mention the State grounds and the entrance of the Apostolic Palace.

The second body is the much less well known Vatican Guard, their members wear a dark blue uniform.


Vatican City has had its own license plates since 1930. They are normally black on a white field, with the letters SCV and a number. Special red on white license plates are used for the Pope and for the Cardinals. Vatican plates go from SCV 1 until about SCV 100.


Vatican citizenship is not obtained by birth, but is given from time to time by the appropriate office.

No one can own private property within the Vatican. All of the territory and property is considered ìstato patrimonialeî of the Holy Sede.

There are numerous Papal diplomats scattered worldwide which are Vatican citizens, but not residents. Those that regularly reside in the Papal city amount to about 300 people!

THE VATICAN PHARMACY (tel. 39.06.69885361 - 39.06.69883422)

This is perhaps the most complete pharmacy that exists in Rome. Here, in fact, you can find a great assortment of mostly foreign medicines not marketed in Italy. Entrance is given to anyone with a medical prescription.

I hope that these brief notes could be of help. For additional information, check the official Vatican internet site or other sites easily found on the net.


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Calendar of cats 2019Since 1985 we deal to promote, through various cultural events, adoptions of cats in the Mediterranean area.

Particular attention is given to both works to alleviate the hardships and sufferings of the Child Abandoned Felina, than to those who are working in promoting the institution of adoption.

Many families are unaware of the joy of living with a cat, a friend irreplaceable for children and adults whose lively presence, in addition to fight the routine of a monotonous life, helps to keep rats away from home and unwanted reptiles.

In these families is that we cater mainly trying to raise
awareness of the cat, through exhibitions, shows and sometimes even with publishing products.

The Centro Internazionale Adozione Gatti “Badoer” born in Venice, named after the ducal family Badoer, jus-patron of the Church of St. John the Evangelist, having had its appurtenances in the first place.

Currently operates in Perast, a small town of Kotor in Dalmatia Montenegrin having located near the illustrious Abbey of San Giogio the Rock and is projected to the study of Balkan cat trying to predict not only the future but proper integration in difficult contemporary world.

In the operation of strict reclusion you plan targeted interventions, possible by the support of many benefactors Dame. These include Scientific Expeditions times to be aware of the size feline in other areas. Surprising in this regard to their outcome were those conducted in the following countries: Morocco, Turkey, Tyrol, Bohemia, Moravia, in the territories of Parma, Piacenza and Guastalla Noche in the Spanish regions of Andalusia, Extremadura and Galicia.

May this Calendar for 2019, log in every family, and convey through the cat, reflected in its most diverse and multiethnic presence reflected in these images, the message of adoption.

Cats calendar
We do not ask no contribution to our works, fortunately we do not need money, the only thing that we would like to ask you is that your commitment to promote the adoption of any cat in your country, among those who share with you your days between your people.

And \'through exposure and usability of its collections of historical and artistic interest that the International Centre for Adoption Cats \"Badoer\" promotes his campaign in favor of feline adoptions.
Among these collections of postcards and greeting cards.
Several thousand, mostly the result of conscious donations of fans and supporters, but also the proper use of unnecessary capital that has enabled targeted acquisitions.
Feature is the core of postcards prior to World War I bound by the Countess Francesca di Montereale- Mantica. The first thematic exhibition fund postcards held in the Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista in Venice in 1987, followed one another to the latest editions that took place in the Palazzo Benzon Foscolo (Venice, 2009), in the Scuola Grande di San Teodoro (Venice, 2011), and at the Convent of St. Anthony (Perast, 2012).
The consent received from the public has suggested to promote the publication of this calendar, drawing illustrations from the bottom of our collections as well as embarking on the road of traveling exhibitions in other cities. And \'in fact preparing a place in the Real Alcazar of Seville (5 March to 5 April 2018).
So you put a full provisions of those wanting accommodate our traveling exhibition, which in a standardized form, it consists of 20 panels with a total of 1,000 postcards.
Those who wish to offer itself as a partner in our joint message in favor of the environment and promotion of adoptions do not hesitate to contact us.
The fund is divided into three chronological groups:

  • The Cat in the invention of the postcard (1888) to the fall of the Central Empires (1918).
  • The Cat in the age of Dictatorship (1919-1944).
  • The Cat in the age of Democracy (1945 to present).

Within these sections, including postcards from around the world, there is a further thematic division that sees the cat present, both in the photograph in the graphics, portrait, attitudes humanized, in greeting cards, political satire, in \'ethnography in educational messages in those educational and humorous that everyone can understand reducing the
insurmountable barrier of language that divide between their peoples.
These works also represent the growth of the postcard in the postal history of several countries emphasizing, almost on tiptoe, the indirect role played by the Postal Administrations education of generations.



How to order

in all kioscos and souvenir store of Rome and Venice or ordering it by e-mail:

The price of the CALENDARIO ROMANO 2019 is 10,00 (ten) Euros (fine included).

For worldwide shipping outside Europe there are different extra costs depending to the country. Please contact us for further information about this.