A collection of essays that reconstruct the tradition of pilgrimage to the tomb of St. Peter, at the basilica named for him in the Vatican.
English edition. Conserved in the so-called Vatican Necropolis, where an early Christian basilica built by Constantine once stood, the remains of St. Peter have been the object of a cult of worship for many centuries, and a destination for Christian pilgrims.
This book contains a series of essays on the tradition of visiting the tomb of the saint and the basilica named for him, with particular focus on the reconstruction of the Scholae peregrinorum and the other assistance structures built in the Middle Ages around Peter’s tomb as points of reference and hospitality for pilgrims. One of the contributions is on analysis of the oldest medieval descriptions of the Vatican area.