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Book details
  • Genre:TRAVEL
  • SubGenre:Special Interest / Religious
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Pilgrim's Guides
  • Series Number:4
  • Pages:200
  • eBook ISBN:9780956976833

A Pilgrim's Guide to Rome and Assisi

With Other Italian Shrines

by Raymond Goodburn

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This book in the Pilgrim's Guide series includes thorough descriptions of all the pre-Christian and Christian eras, as well as dealing with the wealth of art and architecture that present-day tourists in Rome are able to enjoy. As well as St. Francis and Assisi, the book also includes chapters on the Umbrian saints, and the festivals and fiestas of which Italy has such a fine selection. There are further sections on Loreto and San Giovanni Rotondo, together with brief descriptions of Venice, Florence, and the Amalfi coast. Illustrated in full colour with maps and plans.

This book in the colourful Pilgrim's Guide Series follows the 'must see' sites, pre-Christian and Christian, the wealth of art and architecture to be included on every pilgrimage to Rome, and suggests further exploration as time allows. In the 'Eternal City' of Saints Peter and Paul, practical information includes how to attend a Papal Audience, and the locations of the sites and public entrances. There is a detailed description of St Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Museums. There is a guide to the sites in and near Assisi associated with Saint Francis and Saint Clare, including a detailed description of the Basilica and each of the 28 frescoes depicting the Life of Francis. Then the author takes the opportunity to explore the lives and locations of three more Umbrian saints, Benedict, Rita and Valentine. Several additions to a Rome itinerary are explored: Loreto, San Giovanni Rotondo and Monte Cassino. Then there are the world-famous attractions of Florence, Pisa, Venice, Pompeii and Herculaneum,and the Amalfi coast. Finally there are pointers to the festivals and fiestas of which Italy has such a fine selection. Illustrated in full colour with maps and plans.

About the author
Ray Goodburn is an ordained pastor who served three parishes and as a teacher of religious education. In recent years he has worked with a leading pilgrimage tour operator, organising and accompanying many groups. Ray has visited these and other countries on several occasions with pilgrims: Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Israel, Jordan, Turkey, Greece, and Malta. Ray has also written Pilgrim's Guides to Oberammergau and its Passion Play, the Holy Land, and the Lands of St Paul.