Rome, Assisi and the Eucharistic Miracle

Rome  •  Assisi  •  San Giovanni Rotondo  •
Mount St. Angel

Countries visited:  Italy

Sample itinerary:  9 days/8 nights

Overview

Itinerary

Details

Overview

This pilgrimage to Italy offers the opportunity to understand the relationship between art and faith and to connect with values such as simplicity and humility. We will discover Christian Rome in both its religious and archaeological aspects which are intrinsically connected. We then move to Assisi for a real taste of the atmosphere where it is still possible to perceive St. Francis’ faith, presence, and love for humanity and creation. In San Giovanni Rotondo we learn about Padre Pio’s life and work, especially the House Relief of Sufferings, the incredible project that St. Pio defined a creature of the Providence. The House Relief of Suffering is currently one of the most efficient hospitals in Europe and holds agreements with several countries. Our journey moves forward to Lanciano, but rather inwardly to meditate on the centrality of the Eucharist.

 

Days 1-2       Rome

Day 3             Assisi

Days 4-5       Rome

Days 6-7       St. Giovanni Rotondo

Days 8-9       Rome

 

Price and Scheduling

This is a possible pilgrimage itinerary for groups.

Interested priests or pilgrimage organizers are invited to contact us to schedule the dates, to modify this current itinerary according to their group's needs, and to receive information about pricing.

Our itineraries that do have dates and prices already listed are open to all and are guaranteed departure if the minimum number of participants is met.

June 26–July 6, 2014

 

Itinerary

The order of the itinerary may be subject to change.

If the public audience with the pope is not confirmed, from Assisi we will go to Lanciano then to S.Giovanni and Mount St. Angel and back to Rome for the last part of the pilgrimage

Day 1

Arrival in the morning at Fiumicino Airport, Rome. Pick up from our ORP pastoral assistant and transfer to the hotel for your check in. At 2 pm meeting with our guide and transfer by bus to the ancient Roman area. Guided visit of ancient Rome on foot: Coliseum (from outside), Arch of Constantine, Imperial Forum, St. Peter Prison. Climbing Capitole Hill you will enjoy the magnificent view of the Roman Forum. Stop at Capitol Square, designed by Michelangelo, and Venice Square. Private transportation back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight in Rome.

Day 2

In the morning, as per suggested itinerary of the Year of the Faith, guided visit to John in Lateran, including Closter and Sancta Sanctorum, followed by a guided visit to the Basilica of St. Paul outside the Wall. Transfer to the Basilica of St. Mary Major and personal visit there. Visit of St. Alfonso, the church where an ancient icon of the Madonna of the perpetual help is conserved. Private transportation back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight in Rome.

Day 3

In the morning,  departure to Assisi. Half day guided (3 hours) visit of Assisi, including Santa Mary of the Angels, St. Francis Basilica, Saint Claire. The rest of the day is free for personal meditation/prayer time and exploration. Dinner and overnight in Assisi

Day 4

In the morning, continue our visit of Assisi deepening the sites of St. Francis. Visit St.Damiano and the Eremo delle Carceri. In the afternoon drive back to Rome by private transportation. Dinner and overnight in Rome.

Day 5

Transfer by private coach to the Vatican area and guided visit of the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter Basilica. In the afternoon, guided visit of the Scavi, the necropolis of St. Peter Basilica (the schedule for the Scavi can always change and be updated at the very last minute, depending on celebrations and needs of use of St. Peter Basilica). Private transportation back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Rome.

Day 6

In the morning, transfer to St. Peter area for the public audience with the Pope (to be confirmed). In the afternoon, transfer to St. Giovanni Rotondo, the city of Saint Pio. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in St. Giovanni Rotondo.

Day 7

In the morning, half day visit of St. Giovanni Rotondo and the places connected to the life of the Saint. Visit of Mount St. Angel, the sanctuary dedicated to the Archangel Michael situated in an amazing area of the Gargano peninsula. Return to San Giovanni. Visit of the chapel of the relics and the Sanctuary. Dinner and overnight St. Giovanni Rotondo.

Day 8

In the morning, transfer to Lanciano, place of the Eucharistic miracle. Time for prayer, mass and reflections. In the afternoon transfer to Rome. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Rome.

Day 9

After breakfast, transfer to Fiumicino Airport for your flight back home.

 

 

Price and Scheduling

This is a possible pilgrimage itinerary for groups.

Interested priests or pilgrimage organizers are invited to contact us to schedule the dates, to modify this current itinerary according to their group's needs, and to receive information about pricing.

 

The price includes:

Accommodation 8 nights/9 days in hotel 3 stars or religious house

Half board: breakfast and dinner

Medical and luggage insurance

Private transportation from day 1 to day 9

Entrance fees as per program

Whispers

English speaking guide where mentioned

ORP pastoral assistant from day 1 to day 9, except in the hotel in Rome and visit with guides.

Assistance at the arrival at the airport

Small bus to the hermitage place of St. Francis

Gratuities

The price does not include:

International flights. However we will be happy to assist you with flight quotations as soon as they are available. Please let us know your departure city.

Tips, not compulsory in Italy but very welcome.

Extra and personal items

Beverages

Anything not mentioned in the above inclusions