Rome  •  Assisi  • Florence • Venice

10 days/9 nights

Meeting with saints, artists and peasants on a journey to Italy

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An opportunity to discover Rome in depth­—both its religious and its archaeological aspects, which are intrinsically connected to one another. We will then move to  Assisi, for an incredible taste of the atmosphere where it is still possible to perceive St. Francis’ faith, presence, and  his love for humanity and creation. We travel to Florence to also learn about local agriculture and then to Venice, exploring both of these cities via fascinating guided walks along the ancient roads within their urban centers, visiting the most exquisite cathedrals and neighborhoods of two of the prettiest cities in the world.

 

Days 1-3: Rome

Days 4-5: Assisi

Day 6-7: Florence

Day 8-10: Venice

Pricing depends on choice of accommodations, travel dates, and number of travelers. Please call us for pricing details.

Departures are available all throughout the year.  Please call us for more information.

 

 

Day 1• Rome

Arrival at Fiumicino Airport. In the morning transfer to the hotel for registration and lunch. Guided tour of Imperial Rome: Roman Forum, Imperial Forum, Campidoglio, Colosseum (outside visit), Carcer Tullianum, Piazza Venezia and Piazza Navona. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 2 • Rome

Guided tour of St. Sebastiano’s Catacombs. Transfer to Vatican area and  guided visit of Vatican Museums with the greatest masterpieces of all time: Raphael’s Rooms and the private living quarters of Pope Julius II, decorated with important frescoes by the great Renaissance painters. The visit will end at the Sistine Chapel, the work of the master Michelangelo. Visit of St. Peter’s. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 3 • Rome

Guided visit of the Lateran Complex, including St. John’s Basilica, Sancta Sanctorum and the Cloister. The Basilica of St. John Lateran is the oldest church in the West. Optional Roma Cristiana Open Bus tour of Rome or free time. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Days 4–5 • Assisi

We travel to Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis and a special island of peace. We visit the Basilica of St. Francis, covered by incredible paintings of Giotto. Guided visit to the Church of St. Clare and the Church of Mary of Angels, the Porziuncola, St. Damiano, where Jesus spoke to St. Francis. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Assisi.

Day 6–7 • Florence

Transfer to Florence and walking guided tour of the city, passing by the Uffizi and over the Ponte Vecchio, and touching on the main churches: St. Maria Maggiore and St. Croce Basilica. The second day in the afternoon we will visit a farm where we can learn about local production of wine and oil and we will enjoy a great local tasting dinner. Overnight in Florence.

Day 8 • Venice

Transfer to Venice and walking visit of the main sites of the city, including the gorgeous Basilica of St. Mark and its open square. Venice is also renowned for architecture, fabrics and gleaming glassworks, all of which we will have the opportunity to experience. Dinner and overnight at hotel out of Venice lagoon.

Day 9 – Venice

We visit the island surrounding Venice: Murano, world-famous for the quality of its master glass craftsmen, and Burano, known for the handmade production of lace. Rest of the day for city walk and free time. Dinner and overnight at hotel out of Venice lagoon

Day 10 –Venice

After breakfast, transfer to Venice airport, for your international flight home.

The order of events and visits may be subject to change .

 

Pricing depends on choice of accommodations, travel dates, and number of travelers. Please call us for pricing details.

Departures are available all throughout the year.  Please call us for more information.

  • Accommodations 3 stars/3 stars superior in double occupancy
  • Half board (breakfast/dinner)
  • Local assistant
  • Qualified guides
  • Whispers
  • Entrance fees as per program
  • Private transportation with air conditioning and comfortable vehicle.
  • International flights. However we will be happy to assist you with flight quotations.
  • Insurance for medical assistance, loss or damage of baggage, cancellation fees. However we are able to offer medical, luggage and cancellation insurance upon request.
  • Governmental tax at the hotel (3 euro per person per day to be paid directly to the hotel)
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the price includes

 

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