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Overview

Grand Catholic Italy – Faith-Based Travel

Architecture and archangels. Manicotti and monasteries. Scooters and saints. There is no better place to rejoice in faith and fun than within the scenic and sacred wonder of Italy. This religious tour of Italy brings you closer to the sights of Rome, Florence, and Venice; the saints of Cascia, Assisi, and Padua; and the savory flavors of every pizzeria, osteria, and trattoria along the way. From the cathedrals and catacombs of the Eternal City to the basilicas and bridges of the Floating City, you’ll celebrate the best Italy has to offer. Cherished experiences on this religious tour of Italy include visits to the four major Papal basilicas of Rome and the chance to attend the Papal audience and receive the Papal blessing. With additional opportunities to attend mass in Rome, Cascia, Assisi, and Florence, this faith-based tour of Italy is an unbelievable tour you can believe in.

Highlights of Grand Catholic Italy – Faith-Based Travel

Travelers Notes

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!

Private Touring

6 guests in a party: $2648*
18 guests in a party: £ 459*

Transportation

Motorcoach, private boat ride in Venice

Product Group

Grand Catholic Italy

UNESCO Sites

Assisi (the Basilica of San Francesco)|Historic Centre of Florence|Historic Centre of Rome - various properties Vatican City|Historic Centre of Siena|Rome (St. Paul Outside the Walls)|Venice and its Lagoon

Meals

Buffet breakfast daily; 4 dinners

Itineraries

Day 1

ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALYWelcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (D)

Day 2

ROME. EXCURSION TO CASTEL GANDOLFOCASTEL GANDOLFO Guided visit of the Papal Palace and Barberini Gardens.
ROME Guided visit of the Vatican Museums features the Sistine Chapel. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica and walk in St. Peter’s Square. (B)
50 mi / 80 km

Day 3

ROMEROME This morning, attend the Papal Audience (subject to availability). Free time for lunch. Guided sightseeing includes visits to St. Paul Outside the Walls, Catacombs of Domitilla, the Holy Stairs, St. John Lateran Basilica, St. Mary Major Basilica. (B)

Day 4

ROME–CASCIA–ASSISICASCIA Orientation walk. Visit the Basilica and attend [M] Mass. Also visit the Lower Basiica home of the Eucharistic miracle.
ASSISI Visit St. Mary of the Angels Basilica with its Portiuncola. (B,D)
168 mi / 270 km

Day 5

ASSISIASSISI This morning, attend [M] Mass followed by a guided walking tour. Visit the Basilica of St. Francis, St. Clare’s Church, Carceri Hermitage and St. Damian Monastery. Free time this afternoon. (B)

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Assisi with an excursion to Spello. This and other options throughout your tour are available for purchase at MyGlobus. Get local maps and free time tips on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Day 6

ASSISI–SIENA–FLORENCESIENA Walking tour with a Local Guide includes visits to St. Catherine Sanctuary and house, and the Basilica of St. Dominic. Also see Piazza del Campo
FLORENCE Free time this afternoon. Dinner at your hotel. (B,D)
127 mi / 205 km

Day 7

FLORENCEFLORENCE Visit the Academy of Fine Arts. Guided walking tour includes Cathedral Square. Attend [M] Mass at the Duomo. Also visit Signoria Square and Santa Croce Square. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)

Day 8

FLORENCE–PADUAScenic drive through the Apennine Mountains and arrive in the Po area.
PADUA Guided sightseeing includes a visit to the Basilica of St. Anthony. (B)
155 mi / 250 km

Day 9

PADUA. EXCURSION TO VENICEVENICE. Private boat ride. Guided walking tour includes visits to Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs, and St. Mark’s Basilica. Free time this afternoon. Return to Padua for a farewell dinner this evening at your hotel. (B,D)
62 mi / 100 km

Day 10

PADUAYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (The nearest airport is Venice.) (B)

Departures

# Air Start Date Land Start Date Land End Date Land Only Price Discount Final Departure Code Status

Hotels

# Name Description City Address Rating
1 Starhotels Michelangelo Modern hotel catering to business and leisure travelers located a short walk to St. Peter's Square; staff is multilingual. Roma Via Stazione S.Pietro,14 Superior First-Class
2 Giotto Enjoying a central hilltop position, overlooking the lush Umbrian valley, this charming 77-room hotel blends perfectly with medieval Assisi. Dating back to 1899, it takes its name from the Italian painter and architect Giotto di Bondone, who painted several large frescoes at the nearby Basilica of St. Francis. Fine dining can be enjoyed in the restaurant which also has an outdoor terrace offering gorgeous views, a wine cellar and a cosy café & bar. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout and the Luxe spa features a Turkish bath and sauna. Assisi Via Fontebella 41 First-Class
3 Grand Hotel Mediterraneo Modern hotel situated on the banks of the river Arno, steps away from the city center. The Duomo and Palazzo Pitti are nearby. Florence Lungarno Del Tempio, 44 First-Class
4 Milano A modern 80-room property of minimalistic design, ideally located only steps away from the city's historic centre. Facilities include a gym, a restaurant serving tradisional local cuisine and there is also a bar/lounge. Padova Via Pilade Bronzetti,62 First-Class
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