There are many guides written about Christendom’s most important church, but none are quite like this. Gives the reader an abundance of detailed information about St. Peter’s art, architecture, and history, which is presented in a clear, accurate, and fascinating manner. For example, it provides the historical evidence for St. Peter in Rome, his martyrdom, and the location of his tomb. The description of Michelangelo’s Pieta  offers a profound meditation on the special role and dignity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Provides photographs with explanations of the numerous side altars and statues of the Basilica. This book is the official Vatican guide because it is the result of years of research on every aspect of St. Peter’s Basilica and Square. This book is a “must have” for anyone contemplating a trip or pilgrimage to Rome. Full color, high-quality glossy pictures are found on almost every page.


Vatican Press (2006 Reprint)

Author: Nicolò Suffi

Translated by: Kate Marcelin-Rice

Full Color. 120 pages. 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ x 1/4″.