SHRINES OF SOUTHERN ITALY

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DEPART: NYC area airport

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* Price is per person, based on double occupancy. There are a limited number of single rooms available. Price based on a minimum of 25 passengers. Price Includes Mandatory Airfare Taxes and Fees.

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Tour updated: 6/17/2013 9:04:24 AM

 

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Day 1: DEPART USA
Enjoy an overnight flight with meals.

Day 2: ROME / NAPLES / SORRENTO
Upon arrival at the Rome Airport the group will be met by the tour guide and transferred to Naples, one of Italy’s largest cities, for an orientation tour that will include a visit to the Church of St. Januarius and. the Church dedicated to St. Alphonsus Transfer by deluxe motorcoach to Sorrento where the group will enjoy dinner and overnight in this scenic town. (D)

Day 3: SORRENTO (POMPEII EXCURSION)
After breakfast depart for a morning excursion to Pompeii, an ancient city that was covered by volcanic lava during the eruption of Mt.Vesuviusover 2,000 years ago. Also visit the Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary. The afternoon in Sorrentois on your own to explore, shop or just relax. Dinner and overnight are in Sorrento. (B,D)

Day 4: SORRENTO / PIETRELICINA / SAN
GIOVANNI ROTONDO
After breakfast at the hotel in Sorrentodepart for San Giovanni Rotondo, the small town closely associated with the life of Padre Pio. En route, stop in Pietrelicina where Padre Pio was born and grew up. In San Giovanni Rotondo, visit the Grotto of St. Michael and Padre Pio’ the “Home for the Relief of Suffering,” a famous charitable work of Padre Pio. Visit his tomb, cell and confessional, and the old church where he received the stigmata, as well the Church of Santa Maria Delle Grazie, a newer church. Overnight in San Giovanni Rotondo. (B,D)

Day 5: SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO / LANCIANO / LORETO
The group departs for Loreto in the morning with a brief stop in Lanciano, where there was a Eucharistic Miracle of Jesus that took place. Arrive in Loreto and visit the Basilica that contains the home of the Holy Family of Nazareth. Dinner and overnight in Loreto. (B,D)

Day 6: LORETO / ASSISI
After breakfast we depart Loreto for Assisi, the town of St. Francis. A tour will include visits to the Basilica of St. Francis (view the exquisite artwork of Giotto), the Convent of St. Clare, and the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Portiuncula Chapel, which houses the site of the Franciscan order. Afternoon free to explore Assisi. Dinner and overnight in Assisi. (B,D)

Day 7: ASSISI / ORVIETO / ROME
This morning depart Assisi for Orvieto with a brief stop in the cathedral, where in 1263 a Eucharistic Miracle took place. Upon arrival in Romeenjoy an afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight in Rome. (B,D)

Day 8: ROME
Following breakfast we will enjoy a guided tour of St. Peter’s Basilica, and the world famous VaticanMuseums, featuring a visit to the Sistine Chapel.  Balance of the day at leisure to explore Romeon your own. Dinner and overnight in Rome. (B,D)

Day 9: ROME
The group will attend one of the highlights of the trip, the Papal Audience (if available). (No Papal Audience for the September tour date.) After the Audience enjoy a wonderful half-day tour of Rome. We will visit three of the four major basilicas of Rome: St. John Lateran, St. Paul Outside the Walls, and St. Mary Major. 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 the world famous Colosseum.  Dinner and overnight in Rome. (B,D)

Day 10: ROME
After breakfast bid farewell to the Eternal City and depart Rome Airport for U.S. (B)

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS:

Airfare: Roundtrip from New York area airport
Accommodations: 8 nights Superior Tourist Class Hotels (three star hotels)
Meals:  8 Breakfasts & 8 Dinners
Sightseeing: as indicated 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.