Written by a Vatican insider and accomplished church historian, this book is a unique behind-the-scenes look at the world’s smallest nation and the spiritual center of the Catholic Church. Produced with the full cooperation of the Vatican, this is a beautifully illustrated insiders guide into the 2,000 year long history of the Vatican and papal influence, daily life and governance of the world’s largest religious body, and the art collections and other priceless treasures rarely seen by the public. In addition to a unique photographic tour, the book includes personal interviews with various Vatican employees and insiders who make their home there, from a Swiss Guard to a singer in the Sistine Chapel choir. This book is an unparalleled look into life inside the Holy City.
One of the best photo journeys I have ever been on. There was so much I thought I knew about the Vatican, and then after reading this book, I learned so much more.
I was unprepared for the valuable content in the book.
If you've not been to Italy, and seen the Vatican for yourself, or haven't the money, passport, etc to travel, this is the best book you can get to take you there. From floor plans, to history of the Papal, to the treasures, this book has it all!
A fabulous book indeed!
~I received a copy from DK Canada. I was not compensated for my opinion.~