Italy 2018

Italy Pilgrimage

Rome • Assisi • Florence

November 5 – 13, 2018

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Please Note: For a number of reasons beyond our control, or because new opportunities emerge, the schedule and itinerary can change.

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Depart United States

The Journey Begins

Depart the United States for your overnight flight to Rome. Dinner and breakfast will be served on board.

Day 2: Arrive in Rome

Mass, Dinner, Welcome Gathering

Rome, also known as the Eternal City, is one of the most magnificent cities in the world. After arriving you will be transported to your hotel. Unpack and relax before joining the rest of the pilgrims for Mass, dinner, and a Welcome meeting. Later in the evening, walk to St. Peter’s Square to pray the rosary (optional).

Day 3: Vatican City

Papal Audience

Following breakfast, attend the Papal Audience with Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square. In the afternoon, dip your hand in Trevi Fountain, visit Piazza Navona, and see the Basilica of St. John the Lateran. Cross the street to find (and climb) the Holy Staircase. Celebrate Mass at the Basilica of St. Mary Major, and then enjoy dinner and a group meeting.

Day 4: Vatican City

St. Peter’s Basilica & The Vatican Museums

After breakfast, celebrate Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica. See awe-inspiring relics, works of art, and the Sistine Chapel as you tour the Vatican Museums. Return to St. Peter’s Basilica to visit the tombs of St. Peter and St. John Paul II. After lunch, go to the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, one of Rome’s four major basilicas. Take the Appian Way to the Church of Domine Quo Vadis, the ancient Baths of Caracalla, and more. Have dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 5: Rome Countryside

Cathedral of Orvieto

After breakfast, we will travel through the countryside to the Cathedral of Orvieto. This fourteenth-century church houses the Corporal of Bolsena (a Eucharistic miracle), and contains some of the most magnificent frescoes you will ever see. After stopping for lunch, we will journey the rest of the way to Assisi, the hometown of St. Francis. Dinner will be at the hotel.

Day 6: Assisi

The Home of St. Francis

Today we will visit the tomb of St. Francis and the Basilica of St. Francis. The basilica, a huge thirteenth-century church containing many of St. Francis’ possessions and frescoes depicting his life, is one of the most important Christian pilgrimage destinations in Italy. After lunch you will have the afternoon to explore this quaint hilltop town. Dinner will be at the hotel, followed by a group meeting.

Day 7: Florence

A Paradise of Art and Culture

Following breakfast, go on a guided tour of Florence. See the Basilica of the Holy Cross (where Michelangelo and Galileo are buried), Palazzo Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery, and the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. After lunch, visit the Accademia Gallery. Spend the afternoon exploring and enjoying some of the best shopping in Italy. Dinner will be in Assisi.

Day 8: Assisi

Walk in the Footsteps of St. Francis

Visit St. Mary of the Angels Basilica, the church where St. Francis spent most of his life after founding the Franciscan Order. See the small chapel where he lived and worked and the cave where he prayed. The afternoon is yours to enjoy last-minute shopping and sightseeing. We’ll visit the Basilica of St. Clare to view St. Clare’s relics before our final dinner and group meeting. (St. Clare followed the teachings of St. Francis.)

Day 9: Depart Rome

Revel in the Memories

After breakfast, say “ciao” as the bus transports you to the airport for your flight home.

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Prices starting at: $4,709


  • Round-trip airfare
    • Price will vary slightly based on departure airport.
    • If you wish to book your own airfare, Land Only option is available for $3,709.
  • Accommodations at first-class hotels (or similar)
  • Transfers by private coach
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily
  • Glass of wine and mineral water with all dinners
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Assistance of a professional guide throughout the trip
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees
  • Headsets for additional sightseeing
  • Arrangements for daily Mass and spiritual activities
  • Luggage handling ﴾1 piece per person﴿
  • Dynamic Catholic logoed flight bag and portfolio for all travel documents
  • Tips for guides and drivers


  • Single Supplement $799

  • Business Class Upgrade – $1,750 (one way)

  • Travel Insurance – $279

For more information, contact Evelyn Garcia at, (714) 591-4316, or (859) 980-7900.

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