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Internationally recognised expert and veteran of 50 trips to Rome, Frank Korn presents an insider's guide to the city. He describes not only the familiar churches, basilicas, and historic places, but also takes travellers on fascinating detours down back alleys to little-known, though very important sites. For both the public and the private Rome, he reveals the legends and traditions associated with each. There's no better time than now to visit Rome. With a warm and engaging style, the author explains Jubilee Year background and ceremonies and offers Jubilee travellers meaningful alternatives to the typical sites with their expected three-times-heavier crowds. He also lists which church offers Mass in which language. This guide is not only for Catholics but also helps travellers of other faiths appreciate a culture not their own. The author's storytelling style and invaluable facts, and the book's photos, maps, and index, make this a perfect choice for tourists and pilgrims, armchair travellers, priests and religious. It also offers "insider's info" that every travel agent and travel store will want to pass on to their customers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780809139262
ISBN-10: 080913926X
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 11mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Paulist Press International,U.S.
Publisher: Paulist Press International,U.S.
Publish Date: 10-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Frank J. Korn

Frank J Korn is an assistant professor of classical studies at Seton Hall University. A Fulbright scholar, he is also the author of hundreds of articles and seven books, including From Peter to John Paul II and the recent Wisteria Blooms. He is recognised internationally as an expert on Rome and has lectured at such places as Yale University and the Institute for Vatican Studies. He lives in Kenilworth, New Jersey.