St. Peter's Basilica in Rome

Without a doubt, most pilgrims travel to Rome to visit the famous basilica of St. Peter’s as well as the ancient Roman ruins. St. Peter’s is situated in the Vatican, a separate sovereign state to Italy. The Vatican is the world’s smallest independent city-state with its own post office and stamps, a judicial system, railway station, television station and a special police force, the Swiss Guard.

Classic Cities: Pilgrim's Rome - one night only 6.00pm - 8.30pm

In this course we look at the continuing attraction that Rome held for medieval pilgrims and still holds for contemporary Christian pilgrims. We look at the evolution from the great pagan centre to a great Christian centre.
Pilgrim's Route along the Via Francigena from Canterbury to Rome

Course Information

Classic Cities - Pilgrim's Rome - For One Night Only Course Includes:

  • Comprehensive Course Notes
  • Interactive Discussions.
  • Audio-Visual Presentations.
  • Fun Quiz.
  • Next Scheduled Course: Friday 22 June
Course Sessions
  • SESSION 1.
  • Rome.
  • St. Peter’s Basilica.
  • SESSION 2.
  • Seven Pilgrim Churches.
  • Christian sites in Rome.
  • Catacombs.
Planned Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
  • 1. Know about Rome and its attraction to pilgrims and visitors.
  • 2. Understand pilgrims' traditions upon arriving in the city.
  • 3. Enjoy planning your own visit to Rome.