Grand Catholic Italy - Faith-Based Travel


  • 10 days

  • Italy

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£2,289pp

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£2,060pp

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Overview

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Home to numerous places of devotion and worship—not to mention exquisite art and architecture—Italy is the perfect destination for travelers looking to rejoice in their faith. On this Italy tour, you’ll overnight in Rome, the heart of Christianity; Assisi, where St. Francis was born, worked, and died; Florence, one of the world’s most beautiful cities; and Padua, home of St. Anthony. Along the way, you'll visit—and even attend Mass at—many of Italy’s treasured basilicas. In Rome, you'll visit the four major Papal basilicas: St. Peter's Basilica, the world’s largest Christian church; St. Paul Outside the Walls, the burial place of St. Paul the Apostle; St. John Lateran Basilica, the Western World’s oldest basilica; and St. Mary Major Basilica, the most important Roman church dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Also in Rome, you'll attend the Papal Audience (subject to availability), receive the Papal Blessing, and visit the Holy Stairs. In Assisi, in addition to St. Mary of the Angels Basilica and the Basilicas of St. Francis and St. Clare, you’ll visit the Monastery of St. Damian, a Franciscan shrine built on the spot where St. Francis heard Christ’s voice, and Carceri Hermitage, a peaceful oasis where St. Francis came to pray. In Florence, attend Mass at the Duomo, and see Santa Croce Square, with its Franciscan basilica. Finally, in Padua, founded more than 3,000 years ago, visit the Basilica of St. Anthony, dating to the 13th century. From Padua, an excursion to Venice includes a visit to St. Mark’s Basilica. These are just some of the many highlights on this inspirational Italy tour.

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2021 Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 9 breakfasts, 4 dinners

ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY.

Day
1

Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

ROME. EXCURSION TO CASTEL GANDOLFO.

Day
2

CASTEL GANDOLFO Guided visit of the Papal Palace and Barberini Gardens.
ROME Guided visit of the Vatican Museums features the Sistine Chapel. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica and walk in St. Peter’s Square. 50 mi / 80 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

ROME.

Day
3

ROME This morning, attend the Papal Audience (subject to availability). Free time for lunch. Guided sightseeing Includes visit to St. Paul Outside the Walls, Catacombs of Domitilla, the Holy Stairs, St. John Lateran Basilica, St. Mary Major Basilica.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

ROME–CASCIA–ASSISI.

Day
4

CASCIA Orientation walk. Visit Major and Minor Basilica and attend M Mass.
ASSISI Inside visits of St. Mary of the Angels Basilica and the Portiuncola. 168 mi / 270 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

ASSISI.

Day
5

ASSISI This morning, attend M Mass followed by a guided walking tour. Visit the Basilica of St. Francis, St. Clare’s Church, Carceri Hermitage and St. Damian Monastery. Free time this afternoon.
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Assisi with an excursion to Spello. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase at MyGlobus. Get local maps and free time tips on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

ASSISI–SIENA–FLORENCE.

Day
6

SIENA Walking tour with a Local Guide includes visits to St. Catherine Sanctuary and house, and the Basilica of St. Dominic. Drive to Florence.
FLORENCE Free time this afternoon. Dinner at hotel. 127 mi / 205 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FLORENCE.

Day
7

FLORENCE Visit the Academy of Fine Arts. Guided walking tour includes Cathedral Square. Attend M Mass at the Duomo. Free time this afternoon.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

FLORENCE–PADUA.

Day
8

Scenic drive through the Apennine Mountains and arrive in the Po area.
PADUA Guided sightseeing includes visit to the Basilica of St. Anthony. 155 mi / 250 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

PADUA. EXCURSION TO VENICE.

Day
9

VENICE. Private boat ride. Guided walking tour includes visit to Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs, and St. Mark’s Basilica. Free time this afternoon. Return to Padua for a farewell dinner this evening at your hotel. 62 mi / 100 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

PADUA.

Day
10

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (The nearest airport is Venice.)

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

This tour involves a lot of walking.

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