10 Days

Rome & Assisi Pilgrimage

Spiritual Director: Fr. Jonathan Wilson

October 23 – November 1, 2024

*Optional Post Tour to Florence, Venice and Padua: November 1 – 5, 2024

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Rome & Assisi Pilgrimage

Spiritual Director:

Fr. Jonathan Wilson

October 23 – November 1, 2024

*Optional Post Tour to

Florence, Venice and Padua:

November 1 – 5, 2024

JW102324

Rome · Assisi · Orvieto · Greccio · Loreto

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Rome · Assisi · Orvieto · Greccio · Loreto

Travel to Italy for this exciting 10-day Pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi. Explore “The Eternal City” and all the marvels Rome has to offer! Visit important Catholic sites like the Holy Stairs, the minor Basilicas and more, as well as some secular sites like the Trevi Fountain. Continue to Assisi to walk in the Footsteps of Saint Francis in his hometown. Immerse yourself in the rich culture, art & cuisine of Italy on this Catholic Pilgrimage!

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Your trip includes

  • Round trip airfare from New York (JFK)
  • Airport Taxes and Fuel Surcharges
  • Hotel accommodations: (or similar) in double occupancy
      ~ 4 nights: Oct 24 - 28: Hotel Della Conciliazione, Rome, Italy
      ~ 4 nights: Oct 28 - Nov 1: Dal Moro Gallery Hotel, Assisi, Italy
  • Post Tour hotel accommodations:
      ~ 2 nights: Nov 1 - 3: Hotel Machiavelli Palace, Florence, Italy
      ~ 2 nights: Nov 3 - 5: Hotel Biri Best Western, Padua, Italy
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily
  • Wine and mineral water with dinners
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Whisper headsets
  • Assistance of a professional local Catholic Guide
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Tips to Hotel Staff and Restaurants
  • Mass daily & Spiritual activities
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Flight bag & Digital PDF confirmation of all travel documents
Centrally located hotels or similar
Hotel Della Conciliazione
Rome, Italy
Dal Moro Gallery Hotel
Assisi, Italy
Post Tour Hotels
Hotel Machiavelli Palace
Florence, Italy
Hotel Biri Best Western
Padua, Italy
Not Included
  • Lunches, tips to your guide and driver.
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Cancel For Any Reason Waiver

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Itinerary

Day 1 | Wednesday, October 23: Depart for Rome

Make your way to your local airport, where you will board your overnight flight(s). Your meals will be served on board.

Day 2 | Thursday, October 24: Arrival in Rome

Welcome to Rome, also known as “The Eternal City”. Upon landing at Rome airport, claim your baggage proceed to the arrival hall, where your tour guide and/or driver will greet you. Following check-in at the hotel, enjoy some free time to unpack, relax or explore Rome on your own. Your tour escort may suggest places to visit. Later this afternoon, your group will meet in the hotel lobby for a meet and greet with fellow pilgrims and Fr. Wilson. Together depart for Mass at the Gesu Church. Following Mass, you will attend a welcome dinner. After dinner you have to opportunity to join in a walk to St. Peter’s Square for the Rosary. (Daily Mass included)

Day 3 | Friday, October 25: Rome: St. Peter’s Basilica - Tombs of Pope Benedict XVI and St. Pope John Paul II - Vatican Museums

This morning we will have Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica, built on the site where St. Peter the Apostle was martyred. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to view Michelangelo’s Pieta sculpture, pray at the tombs of Pope Benedict XVI and St. Pope John Paul II. Next you will visit the Vatican Museum, where you can see the Tapestry Gallery, Raphael Rooms, and Sistine Chapel. Dinner and overnight in Rome. (Daily Mass included)

Day 4 | Saturday, October 26: Basilica of St. Mary Major –Basilica of St. John the Lateran – Holy Stairs – Trevi Fountain – Pantheon

Holy Mass will be celebrated at the Basilica of St. Mary Major, dedicated to Our Blessed Mother. This Basilica contains a relic from the manger of the infant Jesus. Time for lunch and shopping. This afternoon, visit the oldest of the four major Basilicas in Rome, the Archbasilica of St. John the Lateran, the cathedral church, and seat of the Bishop of Rome. Cross the street to the very steps that lead up to the praetorium of Pontius Pilate in Jerusalem which Jesus climbed on His way to trial during his Passion. Enjoy visits to the beautiful Trevi Fountain and the iconic Pantheon. Dinner and overnight. (Daily Mass included)

Day 5 | Sunday, October 27: Rome: Angelus and Papal Blessing in St. Peter’s Square – St. Paul’s Outside the Walls

Free morning to enjoy at your leisure, followed by the Angelus and Papal Blessing at St. Peter’s Square (pending the Holy Father’s schedule). You’ll have free time for lunch, then a visit to the Basilica of St. Paul’s Outside the Walls. Dinner and overnight in Rome. (Daily Mass included)

Day 6 | Monday, October 28: Rome – Greccio - Orvieto - Assisi

Following breakfast, depart Rome and travel through the countryside to the town of Orvieto. Visit the Cathedral which contains some of the most magnificent frescoes in the world. It also contains the Eucharistic Miracle from Bolsena. After lunch, continue to Assisi, the hometown of St. Francis and St. Clare, with a stop in Greccio along the way. Upon arriving check-in to your hotel. Dinner and overnight. Retire to your room for a restful night’s sleep. (Daily Mass included)

Day 7 | Tuesday, October 29: Assisi (St. Francis)

Today we dedicated to St. Francis, as we follow in his footsteps. You will start your tour at the St. Francis Basilica, where we visit his tomb and view a series of frescoes depicting his life and few of the saint’s possessions. After lunch, you will board the bus, which will take you outside of the walls of Assisi, to the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels. This is where St. Francis spent most of life. This Basilica is made up of two structures, both of which you will visit. The first structure, is the “Porziuncola”, which is where St. Francis founded his order of the Friar Minor (Franciscans). The second, is the “Capella del Transito”, which is the place of St. Francis’ death. During your time here, you will have the opportunity to visit the beautiful Rose Garden where St. Francis and other friars lived, as well as the cave where the Saint retired to pray. Return to the hotel for dinner and an overnight. (Daily Mass included)

Day 8 | Wednesday, October 30: Assisi – Loreto - Assisi

After breakfast, we leave Assisi for the Marian shrine of Loreto to visit the Holy House of Nazareth and the beautiful Madonna of Loreto. Tradition holds that this is the house where the Annunciation took place, in which Jesus grew to manhood, and in which the Holy Family lived, before it was transported several times by angels, to its current location. End the day in Assisi, hometown of St. Francis and St. Clare, with dinner and overnight at your hotel. (Daily Mass included)

Day 9 | Thursday, October 31: Assisi: Bl. Carlos Acutis – St. Clare – Vigil Mass for All Saints Day

Wake up in Assisi, home of St. Francis and St. Clare. You’ll be captivated how the atmosphere has not changed much since St. Francis first began his ministry, in the early 13th-century. Visit to the Santuario Della Spogliazione where Blessed Carlo Acutis’ tomb is placed. Carlo is the first millennial to be declared Blessed who loved the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. From there, you will continue on a walking tour through this picturesque town, to the Church that honors St. Clare, the foundress of the Poor Clare Sisters. This Saint followed the teachings of St. Francis very closely by also living a life of poverty and humility. Enjoy some free time on your own – you may take this time for additional prayer, shop or relax. Dinner and overnight. (Daily Mass included)

Day 10 | Friday, November 1: Assisi – Rome Airport – USA

After an early breakfast and heartfelt farewells, your group will leave by motor coach and transfer to Rome Fiumicino airport for return flights home.

Or for pilgrims taking Post Tour to Florence, Venice, and Padua:

*206 Tours Disclaimer:
Occasionally local religious and national holidays, weather, traffic conditions and other events may necessitate changes in the sequence of events or the missing of certain events/places. Though every effort will be made to follow the itinerary, it should be considered as an indication, rather than a contract of events and places to be visited.

 

Optional Post Tour to Florence, Venice and Padua:

Spiritual Director:
Fr. Jonathan Wilson

November 1 – 5, 2024
  • Post Tour hotel accommodations:
      ~ 2 nights: Nov 1 - 3: Hotel Machiavelli Palace, Florence, Italy
      ~ 2 nights: Nov 3 - 5: Hotel Biri Best Western, Padua, Italy
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily
  • Wine and mineral water with dinners
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Whisper headsets
  • Assistance of a professional local Catholic Guide
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Tips to Hotel Staff and Restaurants
  • Mass daily & Spiritual activities
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Flight bag & PDF digital confirmation of all travel documents

Anticipated Daily Itinerary:
Day 1 | Friday, November 1: Assisi - Siena - Florence

Breakfast, followed by a scenic drive to the Tuscan city of Siena. This medieval city is the birthplace of St. Catherine “Doctor of the Church”, and the Apostle of Italy, St. Bernardine. Visit the Basilica of St. Catherine (which is also known as the Basilica of St. Domenico). St. Catherine passed a large part of her life inside the walls of this Basilica. It is here you will also view the incorrupt head of St. Catherine. After, visit the Shrine of St. Catherine, which occupies the site of her family home. Enjoy your walking tour through the Siena including a visit to its Cathedral (Duomo di Siena). Conclude at one of Italy’s finest squares, the Piazza Del Campo, where you will be given free time to spend at your own leisure. There are a number of restaurants surrounding the square to have lunch, as well as shops for gifts and souvenirs. Continue on to Florence. Upon arrival in Florence, you will notice immediately that it is the land for art lovers. Some of the most world-renowned artists are from Florence such as Dante, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, Donatello, and many others. For the remainder of the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to explore the streets of Florence at leisure. In the evening gather for dinner, followed by an overnight.

Day 2 | Saturday, November 2: Florence

In Florence, your day begins with breakfast, followed by a guided tour. The tour starts at the Church of the Holy Cross, the Santa Croce, where many nobles are buried, such as Michelangelo, Galileo, and Machiavelli. Continue to walk by Piazza Signorina, Palazzo Vecchio, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio, and Republic Square to the Santa Maria del Fiore. This Cathedral is an iconic piece of architecture of the city of Florence. It was designed by Filippo Brunelleschi in the 13th century. Next, a visit to L’Accademia, the well-known art gallery. At this gallery, you will have the opportunity to view the work from artists such as Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Pontormo, and the ever famous sculpture by Michelangelo, David. This afternoon you will have time to explore Florence on your own. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 | Sunday, November 3: Florence - Padua

Following breakfast at your hotel, board the motorcoach for your transfer to Padua. This Northern Italian city honors the “Patron Saint of Lost Things and Causes”, St. Anthony. You will begin a sightseeing tour of the city, including a view of one of the oldest Universities in Italy, the University of Padua, as well as the Basilica of Santa Giustina, the “Patron Saint of Padua.” The tour will conclude at the Basilica of St. Anthony, where you will have the opportunity to visit his tomb. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 4 | Monday, November 4: Padua - Venice (Full Day Excursion)

Today, you will have early breakfast and then board your bus to depart to the magical city of Venice. After Mass, enjoy a tour of the “city paved with water!” Your walking tour includes a visit to St. Mark’s Square, the largest square in the city and the site of many government buildings; the Golden Basilica of San Marco, known for the great mosaics that depict the Old and New Testament of the Bible; the Bridge of Sigh, a bridge that will bring eternal love to those who drift below it. You will also have the chance to view the Doges’ Palace (Duke’s Palace), which served as the seat of the Government for the Republic of Venice for centuries. Return to Padua for dinner and overnight.

Day 5 | Tuesday, November 5: Return Home

After an early breakfast and heartfelt farewells, transfer to Venice airport for return flights home.

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About Rome:

Rome has been one of history’s most powerful and important cities, along with home to the Roman Catholic Church, the Pope, and the site of the Vatican City. First built in 337, St. Peter’s Basilica lies over the tomb of St. Peter. Contained within is a vast array of the most beautiful artwork ever assembled, reflecting the immensity, beauty, vastness, majesty, glory and awesomeness of God.
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Optional Post Tour to Florence, Venice and Padua:

Spiritual Director:
Fr. Jonathan Wilson

November 1 – 5, 2024
  • Post Tour hotel accommodations:

      ~ 2 nights: Nov 1 - 3: Hotel Machiavelli Palace, Florence, Italy
      ~ 2 nights: Nov 3 - 5: Hotel Biri Best Western, Padua, Italy

  • Breakfast and Dinner daily
  • Wine and mineral water with dinners
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Whisper headsets
  • Assistance of a professional local Catholic Guide
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Tips to Hotel Staff and Restaurants
  • Mass daily & Spiritual activities
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Flight bag & PDF digital confirmation of all travel documents

Anticipated Daily Itinerary:
Day 1 | Friday, November 1: Assisi - Siena - Florence

Breakfast, followed by a scenic drive to the Tuscan city of Siena. This medieval city is the birthplace of St. Catherine “Doctor of the Church”, and the Apostle of Italy, St. Bernardine. Visit the Basilica of St. Catherine (which is also known as the Basilica of St. Domenico). St. Catherine passed a large part of her life inside the walls of this Basilica. It is here you will also view the incorrupt head of St. Catherine. After, visit the Shrine of St. Catherine, which occupies the site of her family home. Enjoy your walking tour through the Siena including a visit to its Cathedral (Duomo di Siena). Conclude at one of Italy’s finest squares, the Piazza Del Campo, where you will be given free time to spend at your own leisure. There are a number of restaurants surrounding the square to have lunch, as well as shops for gifts and souvenirs. Continue on to Florence. Upon arrival in Florence, you will notice immediately that it is the land for art lovers. Some of the most world-renowned artists are from Florence such as Dante, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, Donatello, and many others. For the remainder of the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to explore the streets of Florence at leisure. In the evening gather for dinner, followed by an overnight.

Day 2 | Saturday, November 2: Florence

In Florence, your day begins with breakfast, followed by a guided tour. The tour starts at the Church of the Holy Cross, the Santa Croce, where many nobles are buried, such as Michelangelo, Galileo, and Machiavelli. Continue to walk by Piazza Signorina, Palazzo Vecchio, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio, and Republic Square to the Santa Maria del Fiore. This Cathedral is an iconic piece of architecture of the city of Florence. It was designed by Filippo Brunelleschi in the 13th century. Next, a visit to L’Accademia, the well-known art gallery. At this gallery, you will have the opportunity to view the work from artists such as Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Pontormo, and the ever famous sculpture by Michelangelo, David. This afternoon you will have time to explore Florence on your own. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 | Sunday, November 3: Florence - Padua

Following breakfast at your hotel, board the motorcoach for your transfer to Padua. This Northern Italian city honors the “Patron Saint of Lost Things and Causes”, St. Anthony. You will begin a sightseeing tour of the city, including a view of one of the oldest Universities in Italy, the University of Padua, as well as the Basilica of Santa Giustina, the “Patron Saint of Padua.” The tour will conclude at the Basilica of St. Anthony, where you will have the opportunity to visit his tomb. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 4 | Monday, November 4: Padua - Venice (Full Day Excursion)

Today, you will have early breakfast and then board your bus to depart to the magical city of Venice. After Mass, enjoy a tour of the “city paved with water!” Your walking tour includes a visit to St. Mark’s Square, the largest square in the city and the site of many government buildings; the Golden Basilica of San Marco, known for the great mosaics that depict the Old and New Testament of the Bible; the Bridge of Sigh, a bridge that will bring eternal love to those who drift below it. You will also have the chance to view the Doges’ Palace (Duke’s Palace), which served as the seat of the Government for the Republic of Venice for centuries. Return to Padua for dinner and overnight.

Day 5 | Tuesday, November 5: Return Home

After an early breakfast and heartfelt farewells, transfer to Venice airport for return flights home.

About your trip

About Rome:

Rome has been one of history’s most powerful and important cities, along with home to the Roman Catholic Church, the Pope, and the site of the Vatican City. First built in 337, St. Peter’s Basilica lies over the tomb of St. Peter. Contained within is a vast array of the most beautiful artwork ever assembled, reflecting the immensity, beauty, vastness, majesty, glory and awesomeness of God.
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