Unpublished photo of Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano with the complex called the “Pontifical Sanctuary of the Scala Santa ” in the background. The scene perhaps taken in the morning shows us parents accompanying their children to school. Tram n.(4?) arriving from Porta San Giovanni is arriving on the left.

Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano

The most famous and visited holy stairway, a pilgrimage destination for Catholics, is the one found in Rome, which is part of a complex called the “pontifical sanctuary of the Holy Staircase” in the immediate vicinity of the basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano.
The legend, of medieval origin, states that it would be the ladder itself climbed by Jesus, which would have been transported to Rome by Empress Saint Helena, mother of Constantine I, in 326.