Tours in Rome

January 9, 2015
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Privileged High Altar in St. Peter’s Basilica

Privileged High Altar where only a pope can officiate, or Cardinal who has received the permission from the pope. The present altar dates from the period of Pope Clement VIII, who consecrated it in June 1594; inside is preserved, as a holy relic, the altar […]
January 9, 2015
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St. Peter’s Tomb in St. Peter’s Basilica – Vatican City tour

St. Peter’s Tomb in St. Peter’s Basilica – Vatican City – Tour in Rome Behind the central railing, of gilt bronze, is a little niche, which is supposed to be the only part left of the former oratory of St. Anacletus of which we have […]
January 9, 2015
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Vatican Grottoes in Vatican City

Or crypt, the only part of the Basilica of Constantine still in existence. This is the very interesting as it contains many important tombs of Kings, popes, and precious relics of the primitive Church, which narrate in monumental characters the history of twelve centuries of […]
January 9, 2015
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The Dome of St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

The Dome the most glorious in the world, is a miracle of art and beauty, on every square inch of which skill and precious material has been lavished. It is the masterpiece in architecture of Michelangelo (to which he devoted the last sixteen years of […]
January 9, 2015
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The interior of St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

Interior of St. Peter’s Basilica. The solemn magnificence of the interior, resplendent in gold, shining in a fabulous profusion of rare marble, sparkling with mosaics, is one of the best and most magnificent of the works of man and is beyond all power of description. […]
January 9, 2015
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Facade of St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

Facade of St. Peter’s Basilica. The facade is solemn and imposing, and it was designed by Carlo maderno in 1612 during the reign of the Pope Paul V as is stated in the inscription of the frieze. The attic is surmounted by a balustrade, bearing […]
January 9, 2015
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St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

St. Peter’s Basilica. The Church and the square of St. Peter occupy the very historical spot of the circus of Nero where many Christians, accused and convicted of having burnt Rome, suffered martyrdom (as is mentioned by Tacitus and Seneca) and where St. Peter was […]
January 9, 2015
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The Obelisk in St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City

The Obelisk in St. Peter’s Square, was originally erected at Heliopolis, by the Egyptian King Nuncores; the Emperor Caligula (37-41 A.D.) had it brought to Rome and raised in his circus, which later on was named after Nero; here it was dedicated to Augustus and […]
January 9, 2015
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St Peter’s Square in Vatican City – Tour in Rome

St Peter’s Square in Vatican City – Tour in Rome St. Peter’s Square. We are indebted for this colossal work of beauty to the genius of Bernini who designed and directed its construction under the Popes: Alexander VII and Clement IX. The two porticoes are […]
January 9, 2015
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Castel Sant’Angelo, Mausoleum of Hadrian

Castel Sant’Angelo (Castle of the Holy Angel) – Mausoleum of Hadrian, built by the Emperor Hadrian (130-135) after his return from his many travels all over the Roman Empire and probably inspired by the famous tomb which Queen Artemisia had erected in honor of her […]
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