TOUR CHRISTIAN PILGRIMAGE IN ITALY
10 days/9 nights Rome to Milan
Day 1: ROME
Arrival in Rome in the morning and begin the Christian tour of the city. First there is the Holy Mass at St. Mary Major Basilica. Then visit St. John Lateran, the Cathedral of Rome and once Papal residence, and the Holy Staircase. Accommodation at the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2: ROME
After breakfast, general audience with the Pope in St. Peter’s Square. Following is the guided visit of the Vatican Museums, the Sisitine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Dinner at restaurant and overnight in hotel.
Day 3: ROME
Breakfast in hotel. Half day guided visit of ancient Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, Arch of Constantine, Palatine. In the afternoon guided tour of the Catacombs. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4: ROME – MONTECASSINO – SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO
After breakfast, departure for Montecassino, spectacular Benedectine abbey on the top of the mountain. After the visit, continue for San Giovanni Rotondo, to the church of Our Lady of Grace with the tomb of Padre Pio. Accommodation at the hotel in San Giovanni Rotondo, dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5: SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO – MONTE SANT’ANGELO – LANCIANO - LORETO
After breakfast, departure for Monte Sant’Angelo to visit the Grotto where Michael Archangel appeared from 5th to 17th century. Short stop and continue to Lanciano, one of the greatest Eucharistic Miracles. In the eavening arrival in Loreto. Accommodation in hotel, dinner and overnight stay.
Day 6: LORETO - ASSISI
Breakfast in hotel and visit Loreto, also assisting at the Holy Mass in the Basilica. In the afternoon leave for Assisi, the City of Peace. Visit the crypt with the St. Francis tomb, see the reliquary and frescoes made by Giotto and Cimabue. Accommodation in hotel near Assisi, dinner and overnight.
Day 7: ASSISI
After breakfast, half-day guided visit of Assisi. Free time in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight.Day 8: ASSISI - SIENA - PADUA
After breakfast departure for Siena, for 3 hours city tour. Then continue for Padua, and visit St. Anthony’s Basilica. Accommodation in hotel in Padua, dinner and overnight stay.
Day 9: PADUA – VENICE - PADUA
Breakfast in hotel. Departure for a full-day visit of Venice, including the Holy Mass in the St. Mark’s Basilica. In the eavening retourn to Padua, dinner and overnight.
Day 10: PADUA – MILAN - DEPARTURE
Breakfast in hotel. After the Holy Mass in the Basilica of St. Anthony of Padua, departure for Milan and 2 hours visit of the city. Departure.