10 Day Shrines of Italy

Collette Tour starting in Rome and finishing in Rome

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Collette's 10 Day Shrines of Italy. Join us on an inspirational journey through the rolling hills and lively cities of beautiful Italy. Attend the weekly papal audience and receive the blessing given by His Holiness, Pope Francis. Discover the incomparable splendor of the Sistine...read more
Overview
Operator: Collette
Type: Tour (Premium)
Style: Classic
Max Group Size: 44
Duration: 10 Days
From: Rome to Rome
Tour Code: COL24
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: Italy
Our Price From:
$ 2,476
Per Person ($AU)
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Rome, Italy - Tour Begins
Your tour opens in Rome. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a special welcome dinner at a popular local restaurant featuring regional delicacies and fine Italian wines. Stay: Cardinal Hotel St. Peter (D)
2
Rome - Assisi
Travel north to Assisi and begin your tour at St. Mary of the Angels Basilica, where St. Francis spent most of his life. Pause to reflect at the Chapel of the Porziuncola, the rose bush, and the cave where the saint prayed. Later, have time at the Church of St. Clare, who founded the Order of Poor Clares and followed the teachings of St. Francis by living a life of poverty and humility. Kneel before the crucifix from which Jesus spoke to St. Francis, asking him to rebuild his church. Join a local expert for a fascinating tour of Assisi highlighting the huge 13th-century basilica where you can see many of St. Francis' possessions and a series of frescoes depicting his life. Celebrate Mass in the Basilica of St. Francis this afternoon. Stay: Grand Hotel Dei Congressi Assisi (2 Nights) (B/D)
3
Assisi - Optional Florence Excursion
Enjoy a full day at leisure to independently explore historic Assisi. Or, join a full day optional excursion to Florence, the "Renaissance City," where a local expert provides a leisurely paced walking tour featuring the Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore – one of the largest in the Christian world, and the Baptistery doors. You also view the Palazzo Vecchio and the Ponte Vecchio. Enjoy several hours at leisure in Florence before returning to Assisi. (B)
4
Assisi - Loreto - San Giovanni Rotondo
Travel across the Apennine Mountains toward the Adriatic Coast to the Marian shrine of Loreto. Discover the Holy House of Nazareth and the beautiful Madonna of Loreto where more than 50 popes have made a pilgrimage. You will celebrate Mass before continuing your journey to San Giovanni Rotondo, home of Padre Pio. Stay: Hotel Parco delle Rose (2 Nights) (B/D)
5
San Giovanni Rotondo - Monte Sant' Angelo - San Giovanni Rotondo
Begin your day with a special visit to Monte Sant' Angelo. Take in the breathtaking views of the Gargano Peninsula and explore one of the most celebrated shrines of early Christianity – the Grotto of St. Michael the Archangel. Many popes and saints have knelt and prayed at this grotto, seeking the protection of Saint Michael. Later, return to San Giovanni Rotondo and celebrate Mass in the sanctuary of Padre Pio. This is followed by a tour of the sanctuary, including the old church and the crucifix from which he received the stigmata in 1918, as well as Padre Pio's tomb. Then, visit the new church dedicated in 2004 to Saint Pio of Pietrelcina. You will also see the confessional where Padre Pio spent many hours directing pilgrims on their journey toward God. (B/D)
6
San Giovanni Rotondo - Abbey of Santissima Trinita - Campania
Journey through the picturesque landscape of the regions of Apulia and Campania to Cava de Tirreni. Be introduced to the Benedictine Abbey of Santissima Trinita, founded in the 11th century by a local saint. After a guided visit to the abbey you will have the option of celebrating Mass. Stay: Hotel Scapolatiello (B/D)
7
Campania- Madonna del Rosario Sanctuary- Abbey of Montecassino- Rome
Continue your travels to the town of Pompeii where you will visit the Madonna del Rosario Sanctuary, one of the most famous shrines of Christianity. Later, travel to Montecassino to discover the renowned abbey founded by St. Benedict in the 6th century A.D. This sacred place houses the relics of St. Benedict and his sister, Saint Scholastica. Montecassino also became famous during the battles that took place here during World War II, when the abbey was bombed and destroyed. End your day in Rome. Stay: Cardinal Hotel St. Peter (3 Nights) (B)
8
Rome - Papal Audience - Vatican Museum
This morning, attend the weekly papal audience at Vatican City to receive the blessing given by His Holiness, Pope Francis. Later, visit the Vatican Museum where you will view such historical treasures as the Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo's restored mural of the Last Judgment. Then it's on to the breathtaking St. Peter's Basilica, built on the site where St. Peter was martyred. Known as the grandest of the world's churches, St. Peter's is unsurpassed in beauty. (B)
9
Rome - Christian Rome City Tour
Begin your day at the Basilica St. Paul Outside the Walls; the remains of St. Paul are located under its main altar. You'll celebrate Mass before making your way to the catacombs where early Christians fearing persecution hid and buried their dead. Continue on to visit the other major Roman basilicas, St. Mary Major and St. John in Lateran, the former residence of the popes prior to their return to Rome in 1377. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner celebrating the end of a memorable pilgrimage to Italy. (B/D)
10
Rome - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close in Rome. (B)
1
Rome, Italy - Tour Begins
Your tour opens in Rome. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a special welcome dinner at a popular local restaurant featuring regional delicacies and fine Italian wines. Stay: Cardinal Hotel St. Peter (D)
2
Rome - Assisi
Travel north to Assisi and begin your tour at St. Mary of the Angels Basilica, where St. Francis spent most of his life. Pause to reflect at the Chapel of the Porziuncola, the rose bush, and the cave where the saint prayed. Later, have time at the Church of St. Clare, who founded the Order of Poor Clares and followed the teachings of St. Francis by living a life of poverty and humility. Kneel before the crucifix from which Jesus spoke to St. Francis, asking him to rebuild his church. Join a local expert for a fascinating tour of Assisi highlighting the huge 13th-century basilica where you can see many of St. Francis’ possessions and a series of frescoes depicting his life. Celebrate Mass in the Basilica of St. Francis this afternoon. Stay: Grand Hotel Assisi (2 Nights) (B/D)
3
Assisi - Optional Florence Excursion
Enjoy a full day at leisure to independently explore historic Assisi. Or, join a full day optional excursion to Florence, the “Renaissance City,” where a local expert provides a leisurely paced walking tour featuring the Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore – one of the largest in the Christian world, and the Baptistery doors. You also view the Palazzo Vecchio and the Ponte Vecchio. Enjoy several hours at leisure in Florence before returning to Assisi. (B)
4
Assisi - Loreto - San Giovanni Rotondo
Travel across the Apennine Mountains toward the Adriatic Coast to the Marian shrine of Loreto. Discover the Holy House of Nazareth and the beautiful Madonna of Loreto where more than 50 popes have made a pilgrimage. You will celebrate Mass before continuing your journey to San Giovanni Rotondo, home of Padre Pio. Stay: Hotel Parco delle Rose (2 Nights) (B/D)
5
San Giovanni Rotondo - Monte Sant’ Angelo - San Giovanni Rotondo
Begin your day with a special visit to Monte Sant’ Angelo. Take in the breathtaking views of the Gargano Peninsula and explore one of the most celebrated shrines of early Christianity – the Grotto of St. Michael the Archangel. Many popes and saints have knelt and prayed at this grotto, seeking the protection of Saint Michael. Later, return to San Giovanni Rotondo and celebrate Mass in the sanctuary of Padre Pio. This is followed by a tour of the sanctuary, including the old church and the crucifix from which he received the stigmata in 1918, as well as Padre Pio’s tomb. Then, visit the new church dedicated in 2004 to Saint Pio of Pietrelcina. You will also see the confessional where Padre Pio spent many hours directing pilgrims on their journey toward God. (B/D)
6
San Giovanni Rotondo - Abbey of Santissima Trinita - Campania
Journey through the picturesque landscape of the regions of Apulia and Campania to Cava de Tirreni. Be introduced to the Benedictine Abbey of Santissima Trinita, founded in the 11th century by a local saint. After a guided visit to the abbey you will have the option of celebrating Mass. Stay: Hotel Scapolatiello (B/D)
7
Campania- Madonna del Rosario Sanctuary- Abbey of Montecassino- Rome
Continue your travels to the town of Pompeii where you will visit the Madonna del Rosario Sanctuary, one of the most famous shrines of Christianity. Later, travel to Montecassino to discover the renowned abbey founded by St. Benedict in the 6th century A.D. This sacred place houses the relics of St. Benedict and his sister, Saint Scholastica. Montecassino also became famous during the battles that took place here during World War II, when the abbey was bombed and destroyed. End your day in Rome. Stay: Cardinal Hotel St. Peter (3 Nights) (B)
8
Rome - Papal Audience - Vatican Museum
This morning, attend the weekly papal audience at Vatican City to receive the blessing given by His Holiness, Pope Francis. Later, visit the Vatican Museum where you will view such historical treasures as the Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo’s restored mural of the Last Judgment. Then it’s on to the breathtaking St. Peter’s Basilica, built on the site where St. Peter was martyred. Known as the grandest of the world’s churches, St. Peter’s is unsurpassed in beauty. (B)
9
Rome - Christian Rome City Tour
Begin your day at the Basilica St. Paul Outside the Walls; the remains of St. Paul are located under its main altar. You’ll celebrate Mass before making your way to the catacombs where early Christians fearing persecution hid and buried their dead. Continue on to visit the other major Roman basilicas, St. Mary Major and St. John in Lateran, the former residence of the popes prior to their return to Rome in 1377. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner celebrating the end of a memorable pilgrimage to Italy. (B/D)
10
Rome - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close in Rome. (B)
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Journey Highlights
  • Spend time at the renowned Abbey of Montecassino, founded by St. Benedict.
  • In Pompeii, visit the Madonna del Rosario Sanctuary.
  • Join a local expert for a fascinating tour of Assisi.
  • See the Gargano Peninsula and explore the Grotto of St. Michael.
  • Celebrate Mass in the sanctuary of Padre Pio.
  • Attend the weekly papal audience at Vatican City.
  • Stroll through the catacombs where early Christians hid and buried their dead.
  • Discover the Holy House of Nazareth and the beautiful Madonna of Loreto.
  • Enjoy regional wines with every included dinner.
Trip Inclusions
  • A professionally planned itinerary
  • 4-star accommodation
  • Private, chauffeur driven return home to airport transfers - up to 40km
  • The services of a professional Tour Manager
  • Expert local guides with insider knowledge
  • Attraction entrance fees with preferential access
  • Unparalleled sightseeing
  • Enriching cultural experiences
  • Comfortable on-tour transportation
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Wi-Fi available on tour
Activity Level
This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.
Arrival & Departure
  • Arriving Flight: The closest arrival airport is Rome Airport (ROM) Airport, Please make sure your flights arrive before 12:00am
  • Departing Flight: The closest departure airport is Rome Airport (ROM) Airport, Please do not book flights departing earlier than 12:00am on the last day
Trip Notes
  • Airport transfers at your arrival and departure destination are not included in the price of the tour.
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and specified internal flights. International flights not included.
Journey Highlights
  • Spend time at the renowned Abbey of Montecassino, founded by St. Benedict.
  • In Pompeii, visit the Madonna del Rosario Sanctuary.
  • Join a local expert for a fascinating tour of Assisi.
Trip Inclusions
  • Expertly crafted itineraries
  • 4-star+ accommodation
  • Skilled and engaging tour managers
  • Expert local guides with insider knowledge
  • Attraction entrance fees with preferential access
  • Many meals full of local flavour
  • Unparalleled sightseeing
  • Enriching cultural experiences
  • Comfortable on-tour transportation
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Plus, access to Wi-Fi hotspots on tour
Activity Level
  • This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.
Arrival & Departure
  • Arriving Flight: The closest arrival airport is Rome Airport (ROM) Airport, Please make sure your flights arrive before 12:00am
  • Departing Flight: The closest departure airport is Rome Airport (ROM) Airport, Please do not book flights departing earlier than 12:00am on the last day
Private Airport Transfers
  • Chauffeur service is included for all air-inclusive tour bookings. This personalised service is included within a 40km radius from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Cairns and Hobart airport gateways. Service is available between 41-70 kms for a small fee.
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and specified internal flights. International flights not included.
Optional Activities
The optional activities below can be pre-booked & included in your trip quote.

Day Trip to Florence

Location: Assisi. Cost: $148.
The beautiful city of Florence is a gem in the crown of the renowned region of Tuscany, and its capital city should not be missed. Enjoy a wonderful full day of shopping and sightseeing as a local expert highlights such treasures as the Ponte Vecchio,...read more

Classical Rome

Location: Rome. Cost: $110.
Discover why Rome has been known through the ages as the "Eternal City" during this fascinating tour of its most famous antiquities. Spend your free afternoon with a local expert guide as you discover Rome's great monuments and iconic testimonies to its...read more

Rome by Night

Location: Rome. Cost: $148.
"Dine with the Tenors" at a very popular Roman restaurant, where you'll indulge in a hearty, traditional, four-course menu complete with wine. As you enjoy the delicious tastes of Italy, talented performers serenade you with favorite arias from best-loved...read more

Optional Activities
The optional activities below can be pre-booked & included in your trip quote.

Day Trip to Florence

Location: Assisi. Cost: $130.
The beautiful city of Florence is a gem in the crown of the renowned region of Tuscany, and its capital city should not be missed. Enjoy a wonderful full day of shopping and sightseeing as a local expert highlights such treasures as the Ponte Vecchio,...read more

Rome by Night

Location: Rome. Cost: $139.
"Dine with the Tenors" at a very popular Roman restaurant, where you'll indulge in a hearty, traditional, four-course menu complete with wine. As you enjoy the delicious tastes of Italy, talented performers serenade you with favorite arias from best-loved...read more

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