This is a book for travellers and the curious. Javier Martínez-Brocal offers us an unforgettable visit to St. Peter’s Basilica and a tour through his characters and exploits.
We find ourselves in the 16thcentury. For 150 years, an unprecedented number of artists have gathered at the Vatican. The objective? To build the largest church in Christendom. Raphael, Michelangelo, Bernini, Borromini... An indisputable masterpiece that cannot be explained solely through its artistic techniques, because in Saint Peter’s nothing is there by chance: behind every statue and ornament there is an incredible story, a hidden anecdote or a mystery to discover.
Javier Martínez-Brocal, journalist and Vatican correspondent very close to Pope Francis, leads us on a visit to this unique setting.
An entertaining work, full of curiosities and mysteries revealed, of the kind that don’t appear in guidebooks and which will offer us a new and original glimpse of the Vatican.
A book full of curiosities, characters and legends that gives us a unique view of the Vatican in which we will discover its most unknown and thrilling side.