DAY 01 ROME
Depart from your hometown for the flight to Rome. Lunch and dinner will be served on board. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy a free night for rest, relax, or exploration. Dinner and overnight in Rome.
DAY 02 ROME
Today we will attend the Papal audience and blessings. Visit the highlights of Ancient Rome including St. Paul’s Outside-the-Walls, The Coliseum, the Roman Forum and drive down the Old Appian Way and visit to the catacombs. Overnight in Rome.
DAY 03 ROME
After breakfast, we will take a guided tour of the magnificent Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, the Basilica of St. John Lateran and the “Palace of the Holy Steps”. Visit St. Mary Major Basilica, one of the four major basilicas of Rome. Overnight in Rome.
DAY 04 ROME
Free day for rest, pray, relaxation, or exploration.
DAY 05 ASSISI
Depart on our scenic ride to Assisi, mystical town of St. Francis and St. Clare. Visit the Basilica of St. Francis, with its lower church containing the Crypt of St. Francis and actual articles belonging to St. Francis, see the Crucifix of San Diamiano, visit the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli. Dinner and overnight Assisi.
DAY 06 ASSISI/ROME
Visit Mount La Verna, which has been described as the “most important of the Franciscan sanctuaries.” Visit sites significant in St. Francis’ life, then depart for the scenic drive to Florence ~ The Renaissance City. Arrival in Florence and transfer to hotel for check-in. Overnight in Florence.
DAY 07 DEPARTURE
Early departure from Rome Airport for our return flight to your country.