<p><br> Baroque statues of Jesus and the apostles greet the faithful in St. Peter's Square from the facade of St. Peter's Basilica. The seat of the Roman Catholic Church and the centerpiece of Vatican City, St. Peter's Basilica features works by Michelangelo, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and Giotto.<br> <br> Read more about "Authentic Rome" in the July/August 2008 issue of <i>National Geographic Traveler.</i></p>

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Baroque statues of Jesus and the apostles greet the faithful in St. Peter's Square from the facade of St. Peter's Basilica. The seat of the Roman Catholic Church and the centerpiece of Vatican City, St. Peter's Basilica features works by Michelangelo, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and Giotto.

Read more about "Authentic Rome" in the July/August 2008 issue of National Geographic Traveler.

Photograph by Bob Krist

Authentic Rome

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