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9 Days • 10 Meals
Experience the Christian Italy where many of today’s saints began their holy lives. Stand where Popes from many centuries have worshiped surrounded by the history and beauty of Italy.

• 10 Meals (6 breakfasts and 4 dinners)
• Services of a professional Tour Manager
• Round trip airport transfers when air is provided by Faithful Holidays
• Two nights in Rome
• Two nights in San Giovanni Rotondo
• Three nights in Assisi
• Panoramic ‘Christian City Tour of Rome
• Welcome Dinner in Rome
• Papal Audience at the Vatican (Subject to Holy Father‘s schedule)
• Scenic full day transfer to San Giovanni Rotondo via Monte Cassino
• In San Giovanni Rotondo visit the tomb of Padre Pio and the Grotto of Michael the Archangel
• Enroute to Assisi stop in Lanciano, site of a Eucharistic Miracle
• Enjoy a tour of the quaint hilltop town of Assisi birthplace of St. Francis. Visit the tomb of St. Francis and the 13th Century Basilica
• Enjoy an excursion to nearby Siena one of Italy’s loveliest medieval towns and birthplace of Saints Catherine and Bernadine
• Farewell Dinner in Assisi

Day One
• Transatlantic overnight flight to Rome, Italy

Day Two
• Arrive in Rome, Italy. Meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your hotel
• Christian Rome excursion including visits to the Basilicas of St. Mary Major, St. John the Lateran and St. Paul Outside the Walls
• Welcome Dinner

Day Three
• Breakfast at your hotel
• Full day visit to the Vatican including the Sistine Chapel and attend a public
audience with Pope Benedict XVI (Holy Father’s schedule permitting)

Day Four
• Breakfast in the hotel
• Scenic full day transfer via Monte Cassino to San Giovanni Rotondo
• Visit the Monastery of Monte Cassino
• Dinner in the hotel

Day Five
• Breakfast in the hotel
• Visit the tomb of Padre Pio and the Grotto of Michael the Archangel

Day Six
• Breakfast in the hotel
• Scenic transfer to Lanciano with a visit to the Church of St. Legontian site of the 8th Century AD Eucharistic Miracle.
• Continue to Assisi birthplace of St. Francis
• Dinner in the hotel

Day Seven
• Breakfast in the hotel
• Walking tour of Assisi. Visit St. Mary of the Angels Basilica and the Church of St. Clare to see the saint’s incorrupt body.

Day Eight
• Breakfast in the hotel
• Excursion to nearby Siena regarded as the most beautiful medieval town in all of Italy. See the Piazza del Campo and visit the Cathedral and Basilica of St. Francis.
• Enjoy a Farewell Dinner

Day Nine
• Breakfast in the Hotel
• Transfer to Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci Airport for flights home

Hotel Accommodations
Days Two and Three – NH Leonardo da Vinci Hotel, Rome
Days Four and Five – Park Hotel Celano (or similar), San Giovanni Rotondo
Days Six through Eight – Grand Hotel (or similar), Assisi


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