Spiritual Highlights of Italy

9 Day Religious Tour from Rome to Rome with Cosmos

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Cosmos 9 Day Spiritual Highlights of Italy. On this inspirational tour, you’ll have the opportunity to attend the Papal Audience, learn about some of Italy’s beloved Saints, and attend Mass. Learn about St. Pio of Pietrelcina, a modern-day saint; visit the Shrine of Monte Sant’Angelo; s...read more

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Religious Tour Starts In
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Rome
Religious Tour Ends In
Ends In
Rome
Accomodation
Accomodation
3 - 4 Star
28
Max Group Size
28
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
Religious
Trip Style
Religious
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Italy
Trip Operated By:
Cosmos
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Trip Code:
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Itinerary

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1 Arrive In Rome, Italy
Welcome to Italy! Check into your hotel, with rest of the day free to explore on your own. This afternoon, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers, and prepare for your upcoming spiritual journey. Later this evening
2 Rome
This morning, attend the Papal Audience (subject to availability) for the chance to see the Pope and receive the Papal Blessing. Later, with a Local Guide visit St. Paul Outside the Walls, burial place of St. Paul the Apostle and one of Rome's four major Papal basilicas, along with St. John Lateran Basilica. Next, visit the Scala Sancta (Holy Stairs), transported from Jerusalem to Rome around 326 AD by St. Helena, Emperor Constantine's mother. These 28 marble steps are traditionally ascended in a kneeling position with a prayer recital dedicated to Jesus Christ. Then, visit the impressive St. Mary Major Basilica and attend Mass. (B)
3 Rome. Excursion To Castel Gandolfo
A different, quite unique experience is offered today. We will take an included excursion to Castel Gandolfo, a quaint village in the hills outside Rome, to visit the Papal summer residence and gardens with a Local Guide. Visit the rooms that have been occupied by many Popes over the centuries and enjoy the opportunity to reflect and meditate in quiet and relaxing surroundings. In the afternoon, enjoy time at leisure in Rome or join the optional excursion to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, world famous for Michelangelo's impressive fresco, The Last Judgment. (B) Today's Distance: 50 mi / 80 km
4 Rome - Pietrelcina - San Giovanni Rotondo
On your way south, stop in quaint Pietrelcina, to visit the house where the beloved St. Pio was born, before heading towards San Giovanni Rotondo on the east coast, the Saint's home from 1916 until his death in 1968. (B/D) Today's Distance: 258 mi / 415 km
5 San Giovanni Rotondo. Excursion To Monte Sant'Angelo
Attend Mass this morning at Santa Maria delle Grazie (Old Church), then visit the friary of Padre Pio, including his tomb, cell, confessional, and the Padre Pio Pilgrimage Church (New Church). Afterwards, take a short drive to the nearby Shrine of Monte Sant'Angelo, one of Christendom's most celebrated shrines, where St. Michael the Archangel appeared in 490, 492, and 1656. Tonight, attend the evening candlelight procession in San Giovanni Rotondo. This evening, attend the candlelight procession. (B/D) Today's Distance: 43 mi / 70 km
6 San Giovanni Rotondo - Lanciano - Loreto - Assisi Area
St. Francis' Church in Lanciano, home of the Sanctuary of the Eucharistic Miracle, and attend morning Mass. Continue to the Sanctuary of Loreto, including the Holy House, where, according to tradition, angels transported the home of the blessed Virgin Mary. Arrive at the hilltop village of Assisi, home of St. Francis and St. Clare. (B/D) Today's Distance: 298 mi / 480 km
7 Assisi
Today, learn more about St. Francis, patron saint of animals and the environment. Attend early morning Mass at St. Francis Basilica, famous for its 14th - century Giotto paintings depicting the life of St. Francis. Meet your Local Guide and visit the Upper and Lower Basilicas of St. Francis and the Basilica of St. Clare, founder of the Order of Poor Clares. Next, visit the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli, situated at the foot of Assisi's hills and protecting the Porziuncola, where St. Francis is said to have founded the Order of Friars Minor in 1209, and the Cappella del Transito, where the saint died in 1226. (B)
8 Assisi Area - Cascia - Rome
Travel to Cascia this morning, situated in Umbria and home of St. Rita, the "Patron Saint of Impossible Causes." Visit the Sanctuary and see the Major Basilica, the chapel that houses the tomb of St. Rita. Also, see the Minor Basilica, home of the Eucharistic Miracle that is commemorated each year with the Feast of Corpus Christi. Return to Rome for a final overnight stay. (B) Today's Distance: 149 mi / 240 km
9 Rome
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
1 Arrive In Rome, Italy
Welcome to Italy! Check into your hotel, with rest of the day free to explore on your own. This afternoon, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers, and prepare for your upcoming spiritual journey. Later this evening
2 Rome
This morning, attend the Papal Audience (subject to availability) for the chance to see the Pope and receive the Papal Blessing. Later, with a Local Guide visit St. Paul Outside the Walls, burial place of St. Paul the Apostle and one of Rome's four major Papal basilicas, along with St. John Lateran Basilica. Next, visit the Scala Sancta (Holy Stairs), transported from Jerusalem to Rome around 326 AD by St. Helena, Emperor Constantine's mother. These 28 marble steps are traditionally ascended in a kneeling position with a prayer recital dedicated to Jesus Christ. Then, visit the impressive St. Mary Major Basilica and attend Mass. (B)
3 Rome. Excursion To Castel Gandolfo
A different, quite unique experience is offered today. We will take an included excursion to Castel Gandolfo, a quaint village in the hills outside Rome, to visit the Papal summer residence and gardens with a Local Guide. Visit the rooms that have been occupied by many Popes over the centuries and enjoy the opportunity to reflect and meditate in quiet and relaxing surroundings. In the afternoon, enjoy time at leisure in Rome or join the optional excursion to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, world famous for Michelangelo's impressive fresco, The Last Judgment. (B) Today's Distance: 50 mi / 80 km
4 Rome - Pietrelcina - San Giovanni Rotondo
On your way south, stop in quaint Pietrelcina, to visit the house where the beloved St. Pio was born, before heading towards San Giovanni Rotondo on the east coast, the Saint's home from 1916 until his death in 1968. (B/D) Today's Distance: 258 mi / 415 km
5 San Giovanni Rotondo. Excursion To Monte Sant'Angelo
Attend Mass this morning at Santa Maria delle Grazie (Old Church), then visit the friary of Padre Pio, including his tomb, cell, confessional, and the Padre Pio Pilgrimage Church (New Church). Afterwards, take a short drive to the nearby Shrine of Monte Sant'Angelo, one of Christendom's most celebrated shrines, where St. Michael the Archangel appeared in 490, 492, and 1656. Tonight, attend the evening candlelight procession in San Giovanni Rotondo. This evening, attend the candlelight procession. (B/D) Today's Distance: 43 mi / 70 km
6 San Giovanni Rotondo - Lanciano - Loreto - Assisi Area
St. Francis' Church in Lanciano, home of the Sanctuary of the Eucharistic Miracle, and attend morning Mass. Continue to the Sanctuary of Loreto, including the Holy House, where, according to tradition, angels transported the home of the blessed Virgin Mary. Arrive at the hilltop village of Assisi, home of St. Francis and St. Clare. (B/D) Today's Distance: 298 mi / 480 km
7 Assisi
Today, learn more about St. Francis, patron saint of animals and the environment. Attend early morning Mass at St. Francis Basilica, famous for its 14th - century Giotto paintings depicting the life of St. Francis. Meet your Local Guide and visit the Upper and Lower Basilicas of St. Francis and the Basilica of St. Clare, founder of the Order of Poor Clares. Next, visit the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli, situated at the foot of Assisi's hills and protecting the Porziuncola, where St. Francis is said to have founded the Order of Friars Minor in 1209, and the Cappella del Transito, where the saint died in 1226. (B)
8 Assisi Area - Cascia - Rome
Travel to Cascia this morning, situated in Umbria and home of St. Rita, the "Patron Saint of Impossible Causes." Visit the Sanctuary and see the Major Basilica, the chapel that houses the tomb of St. Rita. Also, see the Minor Basilica, home of the Eucharistic Miracle that is commemorated each year with the Feast of Corpus Christi. Return to Rome for a final overnight stay. (B) Today's Distance: 149 mi / 240 km
9 Rome
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Cosmos Inclusions

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Trip Inclusions
  • ROME Papal audience in the Vatican (subject to availability), guided visit the four Major Basilicas of Rome, the Scala Sancta, and the Papal summer residence in Castel Gandolfo
  • PIETRELCINA and SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO Follow in the footsteps of St. Pio
  • MONTE SANT’ANGELO Visit the Shrine
  • LANCIANO and LORETO Visit the Sanctuary of the Eucharistic Miracle and the Holy House
  • ASSISI Learn about the life of St. Francis
  • CASCIA Visit the Sanctuary Mass Services: Rome, San Giovanni Rotondo, Lanciano, Assisi (all in local language and venues subject to change)
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR
  • Transportation: Touring by private, first-class, airconditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi
  • Hotels: Listed below or equivalent. Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel and city taxes, required local taxes, porterage plus any mandatory service and resort fees
  • HEADSETS: throughout the tour
Included Meals
  • 8 Breakfasts
  • 3 Dinners
Accommodation
  • Hotel Classifications: First Class (F), Superior Tourist Class (ST)
  • Rome Club House (ST), San Giovanni Rotondo Parco delle Rose (ST), Assisi Area TH Casa Leonori (F), Rome Pineta Palace (ST)
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.
Trip Inclusions
  • ROME Papal audience in the Vatican (subject to availability), guided visit the four Major Basilicas of Rome, the Scala Sancta, and the Papal summer residence in Castel Gandolfo
  • PIETRELCINA and SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO Follow in the footsteps of St. Pio
  • MONTE SANT’ANGELO Visit the Shrine
  • LANCIANO and LORETO Visit the Sanctuary of the Eucharistic Miracle and the Holy House
  • ASSISI Learn about the life of St. Francis
  • CASCIA Visit the Sanctuary Mass Services: Rome, San Giovanni Rotondo, Lanciano, Assisi (all in local language and venues subject to change)
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR
  • Transportation: Touring by private, first-class, airconditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi
  • Hotels: Listed below or equivalent. Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel and city taxes, required local taxes, porterage plus any mandatory service and resort fees
  • HEADSETS: throughout the tour
Included Meals
  • 8 Breakfasts
  • 3 Dinners
Accommodation
  • Hotel Classifications: First Class (F), Superior Tourist Class (ST)
  • Rome Club House (ST), San Giovanni Rotondo Parco delle Rose (ST), Assisi Area TH Casa Leonori (F), Rome Pineta Palace (ST)
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.

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