Grand Catholic Italy
from $4649
Duration: 10 Days
Architecture and archangels. Manicotti and monasteries. Scooters and saints. There is no better place to rejoice in faith and fun than within the scenic and sacred wonder of Italy. This religious tour of Italy brings you closer to the sights of Rome, Florence, and Venice; the saints of Cascia, Assisi, and Padua; and the savoury flavours of every pizzeria, osteria, and trattoria along the way. From the cathedrals and catacombs of the Eternal City to the basilicas and bridges of the Floating City, you’ll celebrate the best Italy has to offer. Cherished experiences on this religious tour of Italy include visits to the four major Papal basilicas of Rome and the chance to attend the Papal audience and receive the Papal blessing. With additional opportunities to attend mass in Rome, Cascia, Assisi, and Florence, this faith-based tour of Italy is an unbelievable tour you can believe in.

Please note: Itinerary and pricing is subject to change. Full details will be confirmed in 2022.
Day 1 ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY
Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (D)
Day 2 ROME. EXCURSION TO CASTEL GANDOLFO
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. (B) 50 mi / 80 km
Day 3 ROME
ROME This morning, attend the Papal Audience (subject to availability). Free time for lunch. Guided sightseeing includes visits to St. Paul Outside the Walls, Catacombs of Domitilla, the Holy Stairs, St. John Lateran Basilica, St. Mary Major Basilica. (B)
Day 4 ROME-CASCIA-ASSISI
CASCIA Orientation walk. Visit the Basilica and attend [M] Mass. Also visit the Lower Basiica home of the Eucharistic miracle. ASSISI Visit St. Mary of the Angels Basilica with its Portiuncola. (B,D) 168 mi / 270 km
Day 5 ASSISI
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. (B) ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Assisi with an excursion to Spello. This and other options throughout your tour are available for purchase at MyACCOUNT. Get local maps and free time tips on your GlobusGO mobile app.
Day 6 ASSISI-SIENA-FLORENCE
SIENA Walking tour with a Local Guide includes visits to St. Catherine Sanctuary and house, and the Basilica of St. Dominic. Also see Piazza del Campo FLORENCE Free time this afternoon. Dinner at your hotel. (B,D) 127 mi / 205 km
Day 7 FLORENCE
FLORENCE Visit the Academy of Fine Arts. Guided walking tour includes Cathedral Square. Attend [M] Mass at the Duomo. Also visit Signoria Square and Santa Croce Square. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)
Day 8 FLORENCE-PADUA
Scenic drive through the Apennine Mountains and arrive in the Po area. PADUA Guided sightseeing includes a visit to the Basilica of St. Anthony. (B)155 mi / 250 km
Day 9 PADUA. EXCURSION TO VENICE
VENICE. Private boat ride. Guided walking tour includes visits 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. (B,D) 62 mi / 100 km
Day 10 PADUA
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (The nearest airport is Venice.) (B)
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