About the Pilgrimage
In the Footsteps of Pope Francis and St. Francis
Dynamic Catholic will take you to places and give you experiences in Italy that the average group doesn’t have access to. Celebrate Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, attend an audience with Pope Francis, visit the home of St. Francis in Assisi, explore beautiful Florence, and more.
Day 1November 2Depart United States
Your pilgrimage begins with an overnight flight to Rome. Dinner and breakfast will be served on board.
Day 2November 3Arrive in Rome
You will be transported to your hotel to unpack and relax before joining the other pilgrims for Mass, dinner, and a Welcome meeting. Optional rosary at St. Peter’s Square.
Day 3November 4Vatican City
Attend the Papal Audience, experience Trevi Fountain, visit the Piazza Navona, see the Basilica of St. John the Lateran, and celebrate Mass at the Basilica of St. Mary Major.
Day 4November 5Vatican City
Celebrate Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, tour the Vatican Museums (including the Sistine Chapel), visit the tombs of St. Peter and St. John Paul II, and walk along the Appian Way.
Day 5November 6Rome Countryside
Travel through the countryside to the Cathedral of Orvieto, which contains some of the most magnificent frescoes. After lunch, continue on to Assisi, the hometown of St. Francis.
Day 6November 7Assisi
Tour the quaint hilltop town of Assisi, visit the tomb of St. Francis, the Basilica of St. Francis, and the Basilica of St. Clare. Enjoy free time to stroll the medieval streets.
Day 7November 8Assisi, Siena, or Florence
Remain in Assisi for the day, or take a guided tour of either Siena, one of Tuscany’s most beautiful cities, or Florence, known for its world-class art and Tuscan cuisine. (Guided tours are an additional $100.)
Day 8November 9Assisi
Visit St. Mary of the Angels Basilica, the church where St. Francis spent most of his life after founding the Franciscan Order. The afternoon is yours for last-minute shopping and sightseeing.
Day 9November 10Depart Rome
Say “ciao,” and revel in the memories as the bus transports you to the airport for your flight home.