Arrival, accommodation and dinner.
MILAN / PADUA
After breakfast, we will enjoy a panoramic city tour of Milan. Then we will continue our trip to Padua. Arrival in Padua and visit to Saint Anthony Shrine (Mass). Accommodation and dinner.
PADUA / VENICE / PADUA
Breakfast and departure to visit romantic Venice, including a walking tour through Piazza San Marco, Bridge of Sighs, Doge’s Palace, the Basilica, etc. Return to Padua. Accommodation and dinner.
PADUA / FLORENCE
After breakfast, departure to Florence. Tour of Florence, including Piazzale Michelangelo, Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flowers, Campanile (Bell Tower), work of the great master Giotto, the Baptistery, with the bronze doors, including the Gates of Paradise; Piazza de la Signoria, dominated by the impressive Palazzo Vecchio; the Church of Santa Cruz. Dinner at the hotel.
FLORENCE / ASSISI
After breakfast, we will make our way to Assisi, cradle of the Franciscan Order, and visit the most important sites related to the life of Saint Francis of Assisi and Saint Clare. We will visit the Basilica of Saint Mary of the Angels, the Porziuncola. We will continue with a visit to the upper part of Assisi, including the Church of Saint Clare with the body of the Saint, the historic center and Basilica of Saint Francis. Accommodation and dinner.
ASSISI / CASCIA / LORETO
Breakfast and departure to Loreto, passing by the Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia, where we will visit the body of the Saint of great devotion in Italy and Brazil, and a Eucharistic miracle that is exposed in the lower part of the Church (Mass ). We will then make our way to Loreto. Arrival, accommodation and dinner.
LORETO / LANCIANO / SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO
Breakfast and visit to the city of Loreto, Basilica della Santa Casa (Basilica of the Holy House), Loreto Shrine, the house where the Virgin Mary lived in the early days of her life, where she received the annunciation, and lived during the first years of Jesus. Then, we will continue to Lanciano, where we will visit the shrine where a Eucharistic miracle was found. Continue to San Giovanni Rotondo. Arrival, accommodation and dinner.
SAN GIOVANI ROTONDO
Breakfast and visit to San Giovanni Rotondo, where we will see the Church of Our Lady of Grace, the crypt where the tomb of the Saint Padre Pio de Pietrelcina is located, the New Church, the monumental Via Sacra, we will visit the House for the Relief of Suffering, the impressive Hospital of Padre Pio, where we can feel the presence and memory of this saint. In the afternoon, we will visit Mount San Angelo.
Return to the hotel. Dinner.
SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO – ROME
Departure to Rome. Arrival in Rome and panoramic city tour, including Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Arches of Constantine and Tito, the Colosseum (external visit). Accommodation and dinner.
After breakfast, we will proceed to the Vatican to visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel. In the afternoon, we will visit the papal basilicas: Saint John Lateran, Saint Mary Major, Saint Paul Outside the Walls. Free afternoon to explore on your own. Dinner.
Breakfast and free day to explore on your own. Dinner.
DEPARTURE FROM ROME
Transfer to airport for departure