SKU: 8481 | ISBN: 978-1-892331-78-6
A guided tour of fifty-one of the most important churches in Rome. Includes a history of each church, descriptions of the interior and exterior, a numbered floor plan, photographs, and details of the church's spiritual, architectural, and artistic treasures.
Whether you plan on visiting Rome and using this as a guide or reading it to learn about the Eternal City, this book offers the modern pilgrim essential information on the fifty-one most significant churches in the city. Special treatment is given to St. Peter's Basilica, St. John Lateran, St. Mary Major, St. Paul Outside-the-Walls, and St. Lawrence Outside-the-Walls.
"I have been to Rome 8 times, and this book comes with me every time! The floor plans for 50 of the most popular churches in the city of Rome are laid out for you, as well as what to see while you're in there. The author even thought to make the highlights of each church into a 'walking tour', so you're seeing the items in the order you'd be walking it, rather than criss-crossing inside every church. It give the history of the building as well as the names and dates of great artwork to be found."
"This is a monumental work by Father Tylenda, S.J. and it is such a pity that it has been out of print for so many years now. There is nothing else like it. Each church is chronicled beginning with a floor plan, which takes the reader into a mini-tour of each church, position by position. The detail is astounding. The problem is, it has been out of print for over 15 years and now all you can find are outrageously priced copies."
Joseph N. Tylenda, S.J., has spent a good part of his professional life in Rome. He earned a doctorate in theology from Rome's Gregorian University in 1964 and taught at the same university from 1970 to 1973, while doing editorial work at the Pontifical Biblical Institute. He was appointed to Rome again in 1985 as a member of the Historical Institute of the Society of Jesus.
448 pp. Color Softcover. Sewn binding. Rounded corners. Full color throughout. Richly illustrated with photographs, maps, and floor plans.