Like other place, Rome bears witness to twenty tumultuous centuries of Christian history. For today's faithful pilgrim, however, the Eternal City's abundance of sacred treasures can overwhelm, especially when so many guidebooks fail to focus on the faith. This is the indispensable Guide 4 Pilgrims on Rome and the Vatican. Whether traveling there or simply enjoying Rome from an armchair, pilgrims will learn to appreciate the ultimate human drama that has always defined the Eternal City. Today, with this guide, discover the faith's grand spectacles as well as its hidden gems. This guide includes: - Twelve convenient walking tours, with detailed, color maps; - Almost 800 inspiring images of more than 100 important pilgrim sites; - Thousands of historical facts regarding the Eternal City's most interesting artists, emperors, sinners and saints; - Valuable travel tips for the thrifty, self-guided pilgrim who seeks to see and do more, on a budget! Hardcover edition includes advanced color printing for superior color images.