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Back Altar of St. Peter's  
   

Back Altar of St. Peter's

Me standing in front of the back altar at St. Peter's Basilica.
A Religious Pilgrimage to Italy

July 8th 2010
On our last big excursion during our year in Slovakia, we decided to make a more conventional (at least, ostensibly) sightseeing trip on a guided tour through Italy. We traveled with a group of Slovak and Hungarian Catholics from the Roznava diocese where we lived on a Catholic sightseeing tour to many of the famous Catholic pilgrimage sights in Italy. We left in the middle of the afternoon afte ... read more
Europe » Italy

Italian Flag Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
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