Classic Italy Pilgrimage
Spiritual Leader: Fr. Rory Conley
October 14 - 23, 2019
Optional Post-Tour to Florence: Oct. 23 - 25, 2019
Your trip includes
- Round-trip airfare
- All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
- Centrally located first class hotels: (or similar)
- ~ Oct 15 - 18: Hotel Conciliazione, Rome
- ~ Oct 18 - 20: Art Hotel Gran Paradiso, Sorrento
- ~ Oct 20 - 21: San Giovanni Rotondo
- ~ Oct 21 - 23: Hotel Dal Moro, Assisi
- Optional Post Tour to Florence
- ~ 2 nights: Oct 23 - 25: Starhotels Tuscany, Florence
- Transfers as per itinerary
- Breakfast & Dinner with wine daily. 7 Lunches.
- Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
- Vineyard Visit in Tuscany with Wine Tasting (during Optional Florence)
- Lunch on arrival and departure day on your own, Beverages unless mentioned, tips to your guide & driver.
Mon Oct 14 | Depart US
Depart on our overnight flight to Rome. Dinner & breakfast will be served aboard overnight flight.
Tue Oct 15| Arrive Rome
Arrive Rome Airport. Group will be met by your Tour Escort and transferred to your hotel. Balance of day at leisure in the "Eternal" city. Dinner tonight at your hotel.
Wed, Oct 16| In Rome
Morning Mass in St. Peter's before transferring to auditorium for Papal Audience (if available). We will enjoy Lunch before returning to St. Peter's for an interior tour of this magnificent Basilica. A stop will be made at the tomb of Pope John Paul II as well. After dinner, group will have the option to participate in a tour of Rome by night. Dinner and overnight in Rome
Thu Oct 17 | In Rome
Today we visit several major basilicas in Rome including St. Mary Major, and St. Paul Outside the Walls. A stop will also be made at the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. The afternoon will include a guided tour of the Vatican Museums and Library, and the Sistine Chapel. Dinner and overnight in Rome.
Fri Oct 18 | Rome - Pompeii - Sorrento
Depart Rome this morning for Sorrento by deluxe motor coach. En route, a stop will be made in Pompeii to tour the famous excavations of this ancient Roman city. Sorrento, with its breathtaking views of the Bay of Naples, will provide a relaxing evening. Enjoy dinner at your hotel and time to venture out on your own if you wish. Overnight are in Sorrento.
Sat Oct 19 | Sorrento - Naples - Sorrento
Following breakfast, group will enjoy a half-day excursion to Naples. A panoramic tour of the area will include the historic center with the San Paulo Maggiore church which boasts 2 Roman columns as part of its facade. Then on to the harbor area with its Angevin Castle built in the 13th Century. See the Park of Capodimonte, the widest open space in Naples, on top of a small incline north of the city and the Royal Palace of Capodimonte, noted for its porcelain. Return to Sorrento for time at leisure. Dinner and overnight are in Sorrento.
Sun Oct 20 | Sorrento - San Giovanni Rotondo
We depart Sorrento after breakfast at the hotel. We arrive in San Giovanni Rotondo in the afternoon to visit Padre Pio's tomb and cell; the old church where he received the stigmata; his confessional; and the new Church of Santa Maria Delle Grazia and Padre Pio's most famous charitable work - the Home for the Relief of Suffering. Dinner and overnight in San Giovanni Rotondo.
Mon Oct 21 | S Giovanni Rotondo - Lanciano - Assisi
This morning we depart for Assisi. En route, a stop will be made in Lanciano, home of a Eucharistic Miracle. You will view a relic of the living flesh of Jesus in a special Monstrance and Tabernacle and celebrate Mass here. Continue to Assisi for overnight.
Tue Oct 22 | Assisi
Begin the day with a tour of Assisi which will include visits to the Basilica of St. Francis with its wonderful artwork by Giotto, the Convent of St. Clare, and the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels. Mass will be celebrated at the Portiuncula. Some time will be available in afternoon for personal shopping or sightseeing. Enjoy dinner this evening at your hotel.
Wed Oct 23 | Assisi - USA
Prepare for your departure transfer to Rome airport for your return flights home!*206 Tours Disclaimer:
Though every effort will be made to follow the itinerary, it should be considered as an indication, rather than a contract of places to be visited. Occasionally local religious holidays, national days, weather, traffic conditions and other events may necessitate changes in the sequence of visits or the missing of certain visits.