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    Panoramic View of St. Peter's Square
    Panoramic View of St. Peter's Square
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    The Christian Catacombs of Rome
    The catacombs were subterranean tufa quarries where Christians originally celebrated their religion away from their persecutors.

    Electing a New Pope
    Find out the process involved in electing a new pope as well as who is in charge until a new Holy Roman Pontiff is elected.

    Holy See
    The official site of the Vatican. Access the Vatican news service, learn more about the departments of the Roman Curia, visit with the Holy Father and much more.

    20 Interesting Facts About the Sistine Chapel
    The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel is one of the most famous frescoes in the world unsurprisingly it's one of Rome's most visited and valued historic sites. Set within the Vatican City and Museums, the Sistine Chapel welcomes around 25,000 visitors a day who flock to see Michelangelo's masterpiece and marvel at the feat of artistry. As cameras are banned it's one to make sure you don't forget!

    Basilicas & Churches

    Basilica of San Clemente
    Visit not one, but three churches constructed one above the other.

    Basilica of the Santi Quattro Coronati
    Visit this church, which is dedicated to four Christian martyrs.

    La Chiesa Nuova
    Find out why this church is called the "New Church" when in fact it is over 400 years old.

    Churches of Rome
    This is a fairly long list of churches located in Rome. You can view the list alphabetically or by district.

    Il Gesù
    The Church of the Gesù is the mother church of the Society of Jesus, a Catholic religious order. Officially named Chiesa del Santissimo Nome di Gesù all'Argentina.

    S. Andrea Della Valle
    Basilica that Puccini set his first act of the opera Tosca.

    St. Peter's Basilica
    The Basilica rises around the tomb of the apostle Peter, while the embrace of Bernini's colonnade, in its architectural magnificence, welcomes everyone in its inclusive embrace.

    Santa Maria in Aracoeli
    Find out why this is Rome's best-loved Christmas ritual.

    Santa Maria sopra Minerva
    A must see, since this is Rome's only Gothic church.

    St. Patrick’s Catholic American Parish
    The official parish of American Catholics living in and visiting Rome is located on Via Boncompagni not far from the Villa Borghese and the U.S. Embassy to Italy.

    Sistine Chapel
    This Chapel is famous for its frescoes which were painted by many of the great Florentine artists of the Renaissance.

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