Saturday 8 December is the religious feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary and an Italian public holiday. Firemen will place a floral wreath on the statue of the Madonna in Piazza Mignanelli next to Piazza di Spagna at 07.30, and Pope Benedict XVI will come to pay his respects around 16.00. As a result, the Spagna station on the metro A line will be closed from 12.00 onwards and some buses will be diverted. The celebrations coincide with the completion of work on the fa