This affordable journey through Catholic heritage in Italy allows you to witness the most visited shrines of the country, from north to south. Discover the inspiring Catholic Italian icons of northern Italy: From Milan’s St Ambrogio to Turin’s Don Bosco and Padua’s St Anthony, you’ll collect memories and inspiration that will remain with you for life. Admire in awe the early Christian works of art of the Byzantine era in Ravenna, and finally spend two full days in Rome, dedicating your attention to the Papal legacies and visiting many inspiring places of worship instilling a sense of solemnity and serenity. From here, your spiritual experience continues to the places of St Pio, Petrelcina and San Giovanni Rotondo, and to the Sanctuaries of Loreto and Lanciano. You’ll also feel the magic atmosphere of Assisi, home to Saint Francis, immersed in the enchanting hills of Umbria. Attend Mass in Milan’s Basilica and travel to Turin—home of the Holy Shroud Museum, and conclude your journey with the opportunity to attend the Papal Audience in Rome if possible. Our comprehensive and affordable Italian vacation takes you to the religious shrines of northern Italy. Follow in the footsteps of saints and stand near the sites of miracles.
MILAN Attend Mass at St. Ambrose Basilica; visit the Duomo TURIN Full-day with focus on the Holy Shroud and St. John Bosco PAVIA Admire the Carthusian Monastery PADUA Follow in the footsteps of St. Anthony RAVENNA Discover its Byzantine mosaics ROME Attend the Papal audience (subject to availability), visit the four Papal Major Basilicas and the Papal summer residence PIETRELCINA and SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO Learn about St. Pio’s life LANCIANO and LORETO Visit the Sanctuary of the Eucharistic Miracle and Holy House ASSISI Get to know St. Francis’ home town CASCIA Visit the Sanctuary[M] MASS SERVICES: Milan, Turin, Padua, Rome, San Giovanni Rotondo, Lanciano, Assisi (all subject to change of venue)
Buffet breakfasts daily, 7 dinners
Departure September 14 Anniversary of the passing of St. Pio (September 23) – no papal audience on this departure.
Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi