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Italy travel: St. Mary’s, St. John’s, catacombs, final dinne

Italy travel: Rome. Slideshow video of St. Mary’s (The Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore), St. John’s (The Basilica of St. John Lateran), the Roman Catacombs, our final Perillo Tours Familia dinner (with some *very* green walls in the background). Finally, some very tired kids on the way to the plane home. What a fantastic trip that was! (You can view this video, and other travel videos in full-size and near-DVD quality, travel stills and more at www.jpmeyer.com). Italy travel tours with Perillo Tours, www.PerilloTours.com Real People having Real Fun!
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Rome, Italy: Catacombs and Appian Way

Rome’s San Callisto catacombs housed early Christian heroes later recognized as martyrs and saints as early as the 3rd century. Along with the catacombs, which were abandoned and forgotten in the Middle Ages, Rome’s ancient Appian Way is enjoying resurgence as a well-known attraction for locals and tourists alike. For more information on the Rick Steves’ Europe TV series — including episode descriptions, scripts, participating stations, travel information on destinations and more — visit www.ricksteves.com.
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Italy travel: Rome, more Catacombs, with Perillo Tours of It

Italy travel: Rome, video of more catacombs, and the most elaborately decorated crypt of our tour. All of the Apostles are drawn on the inside of the arch, such that the occupant(s) would ‘see’ the drawing. The person who was laid to rest here must have been very important to warrant such a tomb with a view. On our Perillo Tours of Rome we have gone from the Sistine Chapel to this painted arch in the Catacombs. Both artists worked on their backs for a long time to perform their tasks, but the artist in the catacombs did it by candlelight amongst the stench of 10000 decaying corpses. Probably rats and flies, too. (You can view this video, and other travel videos in full-size and near-DVD quality, travel stills and more at www.jpmeyer.com). Italy travel tours with Perillo Tours, www.PerilloTours.com Real People having Real Fun!
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Italy travel: Rome. The Catacombs, with Perillo Tours of Ita

Italy travel: Rome, the Christian Catacombs (beginning). Unlike the Catacombs in Paris, these catacombs had no bones. However, it was a rather amazingly intricate and extensive network of tunnels! The video shows that you wouldn’t want to play ‘hide and seek’ here. The one that we visited had tens of thousands of bodies interred in it’s time. All the half arches you see in this video held a body or two (or more); the tiny spaces held children. Our Perillo Tours Familia walked single file down these narrow corridors. The sterility of the current presentation belies the magnitude of 10000 corpses decomposing; the stench must have been overwhelming. (You can view this video, and other travel videos in full-size and near-DVD quality, travel stills and more at www.jpmeyer.com). Italy travel tours with Perillo Tours, www.PerilloTours.com Real People having Real Fun!

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