This book in the Pilgrims Guide series includes thorough descriptions of all the pre-Christian and Christian eras, as well as dealing with the wealth of art and architecture that present-day tourists in Rome are able to enjoy. Full detail of the basilica at Assisi and important sites nearby. As well as Saint Francis and Saint Clare, the book also includes chapters on the Umbrian saints Benedict, Rita and Valentine, and the festivals and fiestas of which Italy has such a fine selection. There are further sections on Loreto, San Giovanni Rotondo, together with brief descriptions of Venice, Florence, Pompeii, Herculaneum and the Amalfi coast.
An ordained Pastor, Ray Goodburn has worked as a teacher of religious education, and for several years has organised and led numerous pilgrimage groups in several countries.
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