Welcome to Rome! Upon arrival, your Tour Director will be waiting for you to welcome you and take you to your bus. You will then be transferred to the center of Rome. There you will have free time to explore and have lunch. Later in the afternoon, you will celebrate mass at Basilica of St Mary Major. Dinner and overnight at your Hotel.
Day 2: Papal Audience & Vatican Museum ( must be Wednesday)
Very early morning today, in order to get in time to St.Peter's Square for the Papal Audience. Breakfast today is served in boxes. After the Audience, you will have free time for lunch before your tour of the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel. Continue for Mass at St. John Lateran which is the actual "Parish Church" of the Pope. After your Mass you will visit the Scala Sancta ( Holy Stairs), situated right opposite of the Church.
Day 3: St.Peter's Basilica, the Appian Way & Catacombs
This morning you begin with a morning Mass at one of the Altars of St. Peter Basilica. Following the Mass, you will enjoy a tour of the Basilica. You will then continue to St. Paul Outside the Walls Basilica for a guided visit. Free time for lunch before you continue for a guided visit of the Catacombs of San Callisto. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Day 4: City Tour of Rome and visit the Colosseum
Today you will enjoy a more relaxed day, compared to your other days in Rome. You will get the chance to visit the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Furthermore, you will visit the Mamertine Prison where the Apostles Paul & Peter where imprisoned. Free time for lunch followed by a Mass at St.Peter in Vincoli Basilica. Conclude your day with a walking tour of the squares and Trevi Fountain. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Day 5: Monte Cassino & San Giovanni Rotondo
Today you are leaving Rome and begin your journey towards San Giovanni Rotondo. Along the way, you will stop for Mass and visit of the Abbey of Monte Cassino. After lunch, you continue to San Giovanni Rotondo. Upon arrival, you will visit the sanctuary of St.Pio. Enjoy your dinner at the hotel, before you join the rest of the pilgrims on the Candlelight procession. Overnight in San Giovanni Rotondo.
Day 6: San Giovanni Rotondo, Ossimo and Assisi
Enjoy your breakfast and leave behind San Giovanni Rotondo. Today you will be traveling from Rotondo to Assisi. Your first stop is Lanciano. here you will have the chance to celebrate mass and visit the Sanctuary of Eucharistic Miracle. Free time for lunch in Lanciano before you continue to Ossimo. Upon arrival in Ossimo you will enjoy a visit to San Giuseppe de Copertino Church. Continue to Assisi for Dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Full Day in Assisi
Today you will profit a full day in Assisi. After breakfast, you will go to the Capella Romanica to celebrate Mass. After Mass, you will continue to visit St Francis Basilica, Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, Basilica of Santa Chiara and the tombs of St. Francis and St Clare. Lunch on own and rest of the day in leisure. Dinner and overnight in Assisi.
Day 8: Sienna, San Giminiano & Florence
You will be saying goodbye to Assisi this morning and make your way towards Florence. Your first stop for today is going to be Sienna. Here you will have a guided tour of the city, including the famous Piazza del Campo, the Town Hall, and the Duomo. Free time for lunch before you continue to San Giminiano. Enjoy time in leisure to explorer on your own San Giminiano. You leave San Giminiano towards Florence. Upon arrival, you will go to Chiesa di San Salvatore in Ognissanti to celebrate Mass. Dinner and overnight in Florence
After your checkout from your hotel, you will begin a half-day city tour of Florence. You will see the Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio, and the Duomo. You will conclude your tour with a visit to the Academia to see Michelangelo’s David. Today you will celebrate Mass at Duomo di Santa Maria del Fiore. After Mass, you will begin your journey back to Rome. Lunch along the way. Farewell Dinner and overnight in Rome.