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Rome, Assis, Siena and Venice - 19 April 2020

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$4090* per person
for 2 people (seperate beds)
Double Room $4090* per person
for 2 people (double bed)
Single Room $5115* per person
for 1 person
Triple Room $4090* per person
for 3 people (three seperate beds)
   
       
Depart from Boston  
Arrive to Rome FCO  
Duration 10 nights    
Price $4090*

*Due to heavy traffic on the site the flight prices here could differ from the actual flight price charged by the airline, affecting the overall pricing slightly. The office will ring/email you when you make the booking to confirm the final pricing.
 


Daily Itinerary for the 19 April 2020
Day 1 – Sunday, April 19:
Check-in at Boston airport for overnight flight to Rome.

Day 2 – Monday, April 20:
Upon arrival in Fiumicino airport we will meet our guide and transfer to Rome. On arrival in we will celebrate the opening Mass of our pilgrimage in the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the oldest of the four Papal basilicas in Rome and afterwards have a light lunch and maybe visit the nearby Holy Stairs where we will have the opportunity to climb the stairs in the traditional manner. We will catch our first views of the Eternal City as we transfer to the four-star Hotel Della Conciliazione where we will stay for three nights. Today’s meals included - Lunch, evening meal

Day 3 – Tuesday, April 21:
After breakfast we will we will visit Vatican Museums with its fine masterpieces of painting, sculpture and works of art collected by the popes through the centuries. After lunch we will enjoy a tour of St. Peter’s Basilica where we will see Michelangelo’s delicate Pietá statue, the canopy altar where the Pope celebrates Mass and the crypt of the Popes. After the tour we will celebrate Mass, before returning to the hotel for Dinner. Today’s meals included – Breakfast, evening meal

Day 4 – Wednesday, April 22:
This morning we will attend the Papal Audience in St. Peter’s Square. In the afternoon we will enjoy a walking tour of ancient Rome. We will pass by the world-famous Colosseum, the nearby Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia with the imposing statue of Victor Emmanuel and Circus Maximus. We will end our day with Mass at the Basilica of St. Mary Major– the largest catholic Marian church in Italy. Alternatively, time permitting, we will visit the necropolis underneath the Basilica, where the tomb of St. Peter is located, those patient excavations have revealed more than 1,000 tombs and graves dating from the 1st century BC through AD 320. Today’s meals included – Breakfast, evening meal

Day 5 – Thursday, April 23:
This morning we will depart Rome and drive to Assisi, birthplace of St. Francis and St. Clare, arriving by lunchtime and check into the fourstar Hotel Dei Priori for one night for dinner, bed & breakfast. In the afternoon enjoy the tranquility of Assisi before celebrating Mass in the Basilica of St. Clare, founder of the Order of the Poor Clares. We will have time for prayer before the San Damiano cross and afterwards visit the tomb of the great saint. After Mass our guided tour of the medieval town of Assisi will bring us to the Basilica of St. Francis where we will have time to admire the impressive frescoes and works of Giotto, Cimabue and Simone Martini. In the evening we will have dinner in the Hotel. Today’s meals included – Breakfast, evening meal

Day 6 – Friday, April 24:
This morning we will celebrate Mass in the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli. Afterwards we will get the chance to see the chapel of the Porziuncola where St. Clare began her monastic life, the chapel of the Transito where St. Francis died and the famous Rose Garden. After lunch we will have time for some private sightseeing we will visit the convent of San Damiano. Located in a beautiful setting just outside the walls of Assisi, it is the place where St. Francis received his miraculous calling in 1205 and where St. Clare died in 1253 – an important stop on a pilgrimage to the Franciscan Holy City. Today’s meals included – Breakfast, evening meal

Day 7 – Saturday, April 25:
This morning we will depart Assisi and drive to Sienna. On arrival in Siena we will enjoy a guided tour of the town visiting the majestic cathedral and afterwards learn of the life of St Catherine with a visit to her house where we will see the oratory of her bedroom where she prayed and the Church of the Crucifix from which St. Catherine received the stigmata. Afterwards we will have free time for lunch in the famous Piazza del Campo. In the afternoon Our day in Siena will come to an end with the celebration of Mass in the Church of San Domenico where Catherine spent hours absorbed in prayer and experienced mystical visions and ecstasies. After our day of sightseeing we will transfer to the four-star Sheraton Siena where we will stay for one night. Today’s meals included – Breakfast, evening meal

Day 8 – Sunday, April 26:
This morning we will depart Siena and drive to Florence. We will celebrate Mass in the cathedral and afterwards enjoy a tour of the spectacular city and understand more why it is often referred to as the ‘Cradle of the Renaissance’. Afterwards we will have time at leisure for lunch and later continue our drive towards Venice where we will stay in the four-star Eurostarts Residence Canareggio or similar for three nights. Today’s meals included – Breakfast, evening meal

Day 9 – Monday, April 27:
The great maritime republic, Venice was once the richest city in the world during the 15th century. We will celebrate Mass in St. Mark’s Basilica and afterwards have time to admire its luminous mosaics. St. Mark’s Basilica is truly an unforgettable sight and considered one of Italy’s best loved tourist attractions. In the afternoon we will take a journey along one of the world’s great aquatic thoroughfares, The Grand Canal, gliding past elegant palazzos; once the homes of wealthy merchants. Today’s meals included – Breakfast, evening meal

Day 10 – Tuesday, April 28:
This morning we will travel to Padua and celebrate Mass in the Basilica of St. Anthony. We will enjoy a guided tour of the university town with its meandering streets and quaint squares and after lunch visit the Shrine of St. Leopold Mandic - the Croatian capuchin friar who became known as the Apostle of Confession and the Apostle of Unity due to the long hours he spent each day in the confessional. Today’s meals included – Breakfast, evening meal

Day 11 – Wednesday, April 29:
This morning we will check out of our hotel and travel to Venice airport as we return to our homes, filled with a sense of tranquility, rejuvenation and peace in our hearts.





   
 

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