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Virtual Tours of Rome’s Churches

September 6th, 2010, Promulgated by Bernie

Want to visit St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and some of the other great Roman basilicas but haven’t the funds or time to do so? A team of faculty and students from Pennsylvania’s Villanova University spent hours shooting hundreds of photos of the basilica and months digitally stitching them together so the Vatican could put a virtual tour of the world’s largest Christian church as well as some other Roman churches. Just click on the name of a basilica to you want to explore and start looking around (I repeat: “around”)

Give each image a little time to completely load.

Then click and hold, and move your cursor around.

St. Peter’s

Santa Maria Maggiore

St. John Lateran

St. Paul Outside the Walls

The Sistine Chapel

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2 Responses to “Virtual Tours of Rome’s Churches”

  1. avatar Mike says:

    Absolutely awesome, Bernie.

    (Thank the Lord Fr. Richard Vosko and his ilk haven’t gotten their paws on any of them.)

  2. avatar Ink's Mum says:

    Thanks for posting these! Now I can tour St. Peter’s and the Sistine Chapel without all the crowds that were there when we were there! And I can see the places we didn’t have time to visit…

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