A pilgrimage and a Mission

The Venerable English College in Rome opens its subterranean spaces for the first time, with an exhibition that explores the history of the College, from its foundation as a hospice in the 1300s to its transformation into a seminary in 1579. The visitor can share the incredible experiences of those pilgrims who made the long and arduous journey from England to Rome in this period, while also discovering what life was like for those Jesuit priests who made the return journey from the English College itself to Elizabethan England, on mission and in secret. We invite you to experience what it was like to hide in a priest hole, visit a 16th Century London prison and even cross the English Channel ! Non Angli sed Angeli is an exhibition that promises to surprise and intrigue you.