Rate our ReviewsThe Archbasilica of St. John Lateran is the official seat of the papacy, the cathedral church of the Bishop of Rome, the highest ranking church in all of Catholicism. Yet it takes a back seat to the far more famous St. Peter’s Basilica some four kilometers away in Vatican City, a strange fate […]
Rate our ReviewsSt. Peter’s Basilica in the heart of Vatican City in Rome is grand! And opulent! And immense! Look up and you see massive frescoes of scenes from the Bible and inspiring statuary of the saints. Look down and you see intricate marble flooring and regal emblems of the papacy. Reminders and remains of […]
Rate our Reviews In the heart of Rome stands the great icon of the Eternal City, its walls half-crumbled but intact enough to preserve a glimpse into the ancient glory of empire and the heirs of Caesar triumphant. The Colosseum has withstood gladiator battles, earthquakes, devastating fires, barbarian hordes and pesky thieves, forever holding up […]
Rate our ReviewsI squeezed through the narrow and cold passageway cut from the rock and entered into a slightly larger hall. Chiseled from the walls were horizontal niches or loculi just large enough for a person to slide into, though some of the openings were sadly quite small. It was cold and rather dark and […]
Rate our ReviewsThe tragic story of Pompeii has always fascinated me, the ancient city buried under ash for two millennia after its hulking volcanic neighbor belched out some fiery displeasure in the heart of the Roman Empire.