Day 1: Depart USA:
Depart JFK Airport or Newark Airport. Enjoy dinner served aboard overnight flight.
Day 2: Rome / Florence:
Arrive Rome Airport where the group will be transferred to Florence. Balance of the day at leisure for personal sightseeing, shopping or relaxation. Dinner and overnight in Florence. (D)
Day 3: Florence:
After breakfast enjoy a morning tour. The group will visit some of its important sites including the Duomo, the Baptistry designed by Giotto, and Santa Croce – the famous church where Dante, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci among others are buried. The group will also visit the famous statue of the “David.” Dinner and overnight in Florence (B,D)
Day 4: Florence / Siena / Assisi:Depart after breakfast for Pisa where you will see one of the world’s best known sights, the Leaning Tower. Stop in the beautiful town of Siena, the home of St. Catherine, located in the central Italian region of Tuscany, a medieval walled city that to this day retains much of its charm. Visit the Piazza del Campo, the center of the city, the Palazzo Pubblico (town hall famous for its gothic architecture), and the Cathedral. Dinner and overnight in Assisi. (B,D)
Day 5: Siena / Assisi :
After breakfast enjoy a guided tour of Assisi, the town of St. Francis and St. Clare. A tour will include visits to the Basilica of St. Francis (view the exquisite artwork by Giotto), the Convent of St. Clare, and the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels. Dinner and overnight in Assisi. (B,D)
Day 6: Assisi:
Spend the day in Assisi. Optional side trip to Loreto but first visit Cascia. This is the home of St. Rita. In Loreto enjoy a sightseeing of the famous Basilica. Return for dinner and overnight to Assisi. (B,D)
Day 7: Assisi / Rome:
After breakfast depart Assisi for Rome. Possible stop on the way in Orvieto to visit the famous cathedral, said to be the site of a “Miracle of the Eucharist” in 1263. Proceed to Rome, the “Eternal City”. Dinner and overnight in Rome. (B,D)
Day 8: Rome:
Enjoy a wonderful tour of Rome after breakfast. The first stop of the day will be the Catacombs and the Appian Way, followed by visits to the four major basilicas of Rome including St. John Lateran, St. Paul Outside the Walls, St. Mary Major and of course St. Peter’s Basilica. Enjoy a panoramic sightseeing tour from your motorcoach of some of the other important sights of Rome including the Palazzo Venezia, the Circus Maximus, the Forum, the Arch of Constantine and of course the colosseum. Dinner and overnight in Rome. (B,D)
Day 9: Rome / USA:
Depart Rome after breakfast. Arrive USA same day. (B)
* Airfare: Round-trip airfare from JFK Airport or Newark Airport
* Accommodations: 9 days / 7 nights accommodations in Superior Tourist Class Hotels
* Meals: 7 continental breakfasts and 7 dinners
* Sightseeing: As listed in the itinerary.
* Also Included: Daily Mass, Airport-hotel transfers, hotel tips & taxes, baggage handling, Touring by Private Air Conditioned Motorcoach, Services of Professional Pilgrimage Escort.