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Good overview-not as heavy on minor Shrines as I had hoped.
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on July 22, 2014
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For those of you intending to go on a pilgrimage tour of Western Europe and like to read in advance about the places you hope to visit, this is a nice companion guide to any general tour book you might buy about the countries you are visiting. After the pilgrimage tour, it becomes a resource book as you re-visit the memories of your pilgrimage tour and need information for the captions in your photo album.
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on September 27, 2013
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This book has even helped me decide where I want to go in Europe but also gives me more information about the various places I've already visited.
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on February 18, 2011
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So... I was expecting at least a few color pictures but everything is in black and white. The pictures were of very poor quality and I wasn't that pleased with how things were organized. However, it is helpful and interesting and this book is better than nothing. It did leave me a lot to be desired but I would buy I do recommend getting it if you are planning to go to Europe.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 7, 2011
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In an attempt to cover the most important pilgrimage sites in Europe,
the Author divided his work into two volumes one covering Central and
Eastern Europe and the other Western Europe. In spite of these demarcations,
this volume lacks several important Monasteries.

While Wright failed to mention the Abbey of Saint Maurice, Church
of Saint Nicholas Flue (Switzerland's First Saint)and Saint Verena, he
included the Great Saint Bernard Pass.It is only famous for the Dogs
but even the canines are no longer there except in Summer.

The following appeared nowhere in this book. Our Lady of Hal, Belgium
Our Lady of Good Counsel at Gennanzano, Saint Lucy in Venice,Saint Nicholas
in Bari, and Saint Januarius in Naples!
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on June 29, 2008
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I bought this book for my mother in law just before her trip to Italy and she loved it. She said she used it as a resource there and it was very interesting. I gave it 4 stars because it wasn't something I would buy for myself but my mother in law adored it to pieces! Great gift for any Italian or someone planning to visit Italy.
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I'm glad this guide book exists. I have found it helpful and informative. I am currently living in Germany, and I find pilgrimages to be a far more meaningful way of exploring Western Europe than more traditional tours. With this in mind, I would like to respectfully suggest some revisions for future editions. First, I would really appreciate more and better maps. A simple blank map of each country with dots representing the pilgrimage locations would have been extremely helpful--- as would better directions and ideas of distances between major sites. More pictures would also be helpful. I plan on eventually visiting most of these sites, but the book on its own is not enough.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 3, 2007
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A very good book full of information. The only thing i didnt like is that they talk about certain images of The Blessed Virgin , but dont show her. Only the builing... I think more pictures of the statues at the shrine and less of the outside of them would be better. But i gave it five stars for the information. It great for that reason only.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on November 19, 2004
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I spent two semesters in Europe and this book was immensely helpful in deciding which pilgrimage sights to go to and then finding them! I love the little maps that are shown for the various shrines. At Franciscan University's campus in Austria, this book in particular is very popular, because it tells about the history of the place and how to find it. If you know a Catholic who is going to Europe and wants to visit shrines, then I highly recommend this book.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on July 9, 2003
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My brother and I both lived in Europe (in different places) and we both used this book extensively. The book enabled us to visit shrines that otherwise we would not have known existed. The book was easy to use and included the history of each shrine, directions on how to get there, where to stay and how to contact the shrine. There is also a picture of each shrine, with made it easy to choose which shrines we wanted to see. Our stay in Europe was greatly enriched by the use of this book.
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