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Rome and the Vatican- 
Guide 4 Pilgrims

A do-it-yourself pilgrim's guide.
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 "If you take one book to Rome, take this one!
If you want one book to help you through Rome and the Vatican, this is it.
Loaded with information from a spiritual and historical point of view.
Especially excellent for Catholic pilgrims. Full of pictures, facts,
detailed and pertinent information. It is in my pack on every trip."
Steve Ray
Catholic Convert, Apologist and Pilgrimage Leader 

Twelve convenient walking tours, with detailed maps.
More than 100 important pilgrim sites.
Almost 800 inspiring images.
Thousands of interesting Christian facts.

Experience the grandeur of Rome's art, architecture, history and -- above all -- faith. For the pilgrim, Rome bears witness to twenty tumultuous centuries of Christian history, like no other place. The Eternal City's abundance of sacred treasures can overwhelm, however, especially when so many tourist guides fail to focus on the faith. This is the indispensable Guide 4 Pilgrims on Rome and the Vatican. Whether traveling there or simply enjoying it from an armchair, pilgrims can experience the human drama that has always defined the Eternal City: from ancient emperors and martyrs, to Renaissance popes and artists, to the enduring legacy of Rome's architects and saints. Christianity has always demanded Rome's attention, just as the Eternal City has commanded the world's. Regardless of the passing of brutal emperors and empires, however, Rome confirms that the gates of Hell have not and shall not prevail against Christ's Church. 

"This book is at the top of my list
as one of the most comprehensive Catholic travel guides to Rome.
I especially love the stunning images, interesting facts about the saints
and our Catholic faith, as well as all of the travel tips included in this book.
I am taking this book with me on all 4 of my pilgrimages to Rome this year."
Teresa Tomeo
Catholic Radio & Television Host
Pilgrimage Leader to Rome & The Vatican for over 10 Years

Kenneth E. and Elizabeth H. Nowell
“Today, as a professional travel writer, I may have read more guidebooks than the Holy See has had popes. I can honestly say that this [book] goes above and beyond the call of guidebook duty. I wish it existed when I was in Rome….   Rome and the Vatican – Guide 4 Pilgrims is an essential companion. It could also easily be used creatively in history or religion classes, since the authors go back to the beginning, covering the major players in church history and notable places in Rome with the photographs to go with them…. [W]ith this book, you will see what most tourists miss and learn aspects of your faith you never knew.”
Luke Armstrong


Excellent guide
ByAmazon Customer
Very handy and loaded with information I recommend to anyone going to Rome and the Vatican. A must have for your trip

Visual appeal, informative and useful
ByJ. Cannon
This book will be useful for pilgrims traveling to Rome to see both the city and the Vatican. The book has tremendous visual appeal and the authors are adept at presenting information in chunks. I enjoyed the walking tours, maps, tips, and trivia. When I return to Rome and the Vatican, this book will be in my backpack!

Fun to read and informative, too!
ByLyn M. Mettler
...It's not your typical travel book in its layout or tone, which makes it an interesting read. It provides background on the Christian history of Rome and has many practical tips throughout that are often written with a touch of whimsy. Inside are detailed walking tours for pilgrims and many interesting sites off-the-beaten path that are important to Christianity, which I did not know about. There are also all the practical things you would need for your trip like maps, transportation schedules, hours of key sites, important holidays and more. I highly recommend this for anyone traveling to Rome or even those, like me, who just dream of going there!

More than a Guidebook
ByP. Armstrong
...I love [Rome's] history, religion, and geography. The Rome and Vatican Guide 4 Pilgrims is about all of that. The gorgeous photos are a travel log themselves. Kenneth and Elizabeth Nowell start by laying out the beginning of Christianity. They include background of the apostles and Christian persecutors; the Popes, good and bad; papal trivial; the early saints that shaped Christianity; the artists who created lasting Church treasures, and the various churches and their histories.... This book is unique for all it entails and is far, far more than just a book for travelers. It would make history, religion, art, and geography classes come alive. The book closes with a Scriptural and historical guide on the establishment of the Papacy and the Catholic Church—yes, even apologetics too.

Include this in your suitcase.
ByCheryl Prather
...This is a must have for anyone going to Rome.

Great for pilgrims and those who love historical facts!
ByLiz Lantigua
"ROME and the VATICAN" is not only a great paperback guide for tourists but for those like me who love to learn quick facts about Catholic pilgrimages and the life of saints! It has pictures, recommendations, condensed historical facts and great tips. For example, if you want to visit St. Cecilia's place of birth in Trastevere, the book advises you that the church is tricky to spot because pilgrims must pass through an outer façade before entering the church's courtyard. The book contains pictures of the façade, the church and the places inside so you will spot it easily. Few books have so much information on this early saint that died around 230 AD that's why I was fascinated to read about her life and some of the people who she converted. "ROME and the VATICAN" has information on basic Italian so you can fend yourself while on your trip. It also gives you broad information of life in Rome: their dress codes, how to avoid the crowds, the country's national holidays, the famous piazzas, best restaurants, must see Vatican gardens and Roman architectural curiosities! Just reading it makes you want to book your flight to Italy and go, as the Italians would say... subito!

Beautiful pictures - Great Insight
ByD. Appel
This is a great book to learn more about Rome and the Vatican. From the beautiful pictures, helpful color maps and thoughtfully laid out walking tours, this book guides you through one of the most richly historic cities in all the world. The authors weave in an insightful connection to history and religion which can't be overlooked in any discussion of this region. Whether you're preparing for a trip to Rome or just curious to learn more, this book is a must-have.