Italy

While Rome is often the focus on many Catholic Pilgrimage visits to Italy, there are countless sites throughout Italy associated with the lives of the saints, both ancient and modern. From the martyrdom of Saint Peter in Rome in the first century, Rome has remained the center of Catholicism throughout the world.

 

While most Catholic pilgrimage to Italy would feel incomplete without a stop in Rome, Italy has so much more to offer. A short distance to the north, pilgrims can find themselves walking in the footsteps of St. Francis as they traverse the hills of Assisi. A trip to the south will take you to Monte Cassino and the home of St. Benedict. You may choose to visit the sites of St. Catherine of Siena, or for a modern view of the lives of the saint, travel to San Giovanni Rotondo to learn about the life of Padre Pio.

 

No matter your choice, My Catholic Journeys can create an itinerary to match your interests. Here you can find a listing of our most popular pilgrimage itineraries. For more choices or to build a custom itinerary, contact us, today

Sample Itinerary
Rome – The Modern Day Center of Roman Catholicism
Rome / Montecassino / Pompeii / Assisi

 

Day One:
  • Depart via scheduled air service. The destination is Rome, Italy

 

Day Two:
  • Arrive in Rome
  • Meet your Faith Journeys Tour Manager who will assist the group to an awaiting chartered motorcoach for a transfer to the hotel for check-in
  • Afternoon at leisure for relaxation, sightseeing, shopping, or other activities
  • Celebrate Mass in the community of our fellow pilgrims
  • Evening Welcome Dinner and overnight

 

Day Three
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • This morning, we will visit Vatican City to attend an Audience/Blessing with our Holy Father (if available), then tour the Vatican Museums, which house what can be described as the most important collections of art in the world, including The Sistine Chapel
  • Lunch, on own
  • Visit St. Peter’s Basilica. Marvel at Bernini’s beautiful bronze canopy and Michelangelo’s Blessed Mother, known as the Pieta
  • Enjoy time at leisure for additional sightseeing, shopping, or other activities
  • Evening dinner and overnight
A 10-Day Pilgrimage to Tuscany and Rome
Rome / Naples / Pompeii / Siena / Florence / Assisi

 

Day One:
  • Depart via scheduled air service. The destination is Rome, Italy

 

Day Two:
  • Arrive in Rome
  • Meet your Faith Journeys Tour Manager who will assist the group to an awaiting chartered motorcoach for a transfer to the hotel for check-in
  • Enjoy a panoramic tour of Rome’s highlights, including stops at the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, and Trevi Fountain
  • Late afternoon check-in at the hotel
  • Evening Welcome Dinner and overnight

 

Day Three
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • This morning, we will visit Vatican City and tour the Vatican Museums, which house what can be described as the most important collections of art in the world, including The Sistine Chapel
  • Lunch, on own
  • Visit the Roman Forum and Colosseum, the Pantheon, Baths of Caracalla, and Palatine Hill
  • Evening dinner and overnight
St. Paul’s Journey to Rome
Palermo / Monreale / Agrigento / Taormina / Calabria / Naples / Pompeii / Rome

 

Day One:
  • Depart via scheduled air service. The destination is Palermo, Italy

 

Day Two:
  • Arrive in Palermo
  • Meet your Faith Journeys Tour Manager who will assist the group to awaiting chartered motorcoach for a transfer to the hotel for check-in
  • Afternoon at leisure for relaxation, sightseeing, shopping, or other activities
  • Evening Welcome Dinner and overnight

 

Day Three
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Palermo is Sicily’s cultural capital is a city rich in history, spirit, art, and diversity. Our tour this morning will include San Giovanni delgi Eremiti, Quattro Canti, Palatine Chapel, and the Cathedral
  • Lunch, on own
  • Drive to the small town of Monreale. There we will explore the Benedictine Abbey with its mosaics depicting scenes from the Old and New Testaments
  • Return to Palermo for evening dinner and overnight
The Shrines of Italy
Rome / Montecassino / Pompeii / Assisi / Florence / Padova / Venice / Milan

 

Day One:
  • Depart via scheduled air service. The destination is Rome, Italy

 

Day Two:
  • Arrive in Rome
  • Meet your Faith Journeys Tour Manager who will assist the group to an awaiting chartered motorcoach for a transfer to the hotel for check-in
  • Afternoon at leisure for relaxation, sightseeing, shopping, or other activities
  • Evening Welcome Dinner and overnight

 

Day Three
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • This morning we will visit Vatican City to attend an Audience/Blessing with our Holy Father (if available), then tour the Vatican Museums, which house what can be described as the most important collections of art in the world, including the Sistine Chapel
  • Lunch, on own
  • Visit St. Peter’s Basilica. Marvel at Bernini’s beautiful bronze canopy and Michaelangelo’s Blessed Mother, known as the Pieta
  • Enjoy time at leisure for additional sightseeing and exploration
  • Evening dinner and overnight
Eucharistic Miracles of Italy
Milan / Venice / Florence / Pisa / Assisi / Cascia / Loreto / Lanciano / San Giovanni Rotondo / Rome

 

Day One:
  • Depart via scheduled air service. The destination is Milan, Italy

 

Day Two:
  • Arrive in Milan
  • Meet your Faith Journeys Tour Manager who will assist the group to awaiting chartered motorcoach for a transfer to the hotel in Padua for check-in
  • Celebrate Mass in the Basilica of St. Anthony. The Basilica is known locally as “Il Santo” and is where the bones of the saint rest in a richly ornamented chapel
  • Evening Welcome Dinner and overnight

 

Day Three
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • This morning we will enjoy an excursion to Venice and start with a guided tour of La Serenissima, including a visit to the Basilica of St. Mark, which is architecturally a Byzantine wonder covered in golden mosaics and art treasures
  • Celebrate Mass in the Basilica of St. Mark
  • Lunch, on own
  • Visit other sites in and around the Piazza San Marco including the Doge’s Palace, home to the political leader of the Republic of Venice
  • Enjoy the afternoon at leisure for exploration, shopping, or other activities
  • Evening dinner and overnight

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