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Rome • Sorrento • Capri • Amalfi Coast • Pompeii • Magenta • San Giovanni Rotondo • Lanciano • Cascia • Maserata • Mesero • Milan

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  • 11 Days – Airfare included from anywhere in the U.S.

There are no trip dates scheduled at this time.

Trip Includes

  • Flights from anywhere in the United States and flights between countries as per your itinerary. (all necessary flights on your trip are included)
  • Daily Mass is available but not mandatory. Proximo Travel always has one or more Catholic Priests accompanying the group as chaplain(s).
  • Airport Taxes, Security Fees & Fuel Surcharges Saving you an average of $400-$600!
  • Transfers as per itinerary.
  • 4 or 5 star hotels in downtown areas.
  • Transportation with luxury bus.
  • All breakfasts and all dinners. Wine included with all dinners.
  • All tips to driver, hotel, and tour guide.
  • Guided Tours and Tour Fees ~ Our tour guides are very caring, licensed, and well educated. Many of our guides have their PhD's.
  • Luggage handling (1 suitcase and 1 carry-on per person)
  • Single Supplement (as long as the passengers is willing to room with someone and allows us to provide them with a roommate. If the passenger wants a guaranteed room to of their own, then they have to pay the $900 single supplement)
  • Remember: Our trips are not more expensive during high season ~ Passengers will never be expected to pay extra for anything while on the trip ~ We always wait for passengers and never leave anyone behind.

Trip Does Not Include

  • Lunch
  • Trip Insurance

Hotels listed below are our preferred hotels. If reservations cannot be made at one or more of these locations, a comparable hotel will be reserved. We only use 4 or 5 star accommodations.



Trip Itinerary

    Day 1: (June 8) ~ Departure from USA

    Day 2: (June 9) ~ Arrival in Rome. Visit the Basilica of St. Paul outside the Wall where the body of St. Paul is buried. It is the 2nd largest basilica in Rome and the 5th in the world. Check in the hotel and rest for a few hours if time permits. Please note, check in at the hotel may be done before visiting the Basilica of St. Paul depending on time of arrival. In the afternoon, we will be visiting St. Mary Major, the main Basilica dedicated to Mary in Rome. We will see the remains of Jesus' manger, the tomb of Bernini, the remains of St. Matthew the Evangelist, the tomb of St. Jerome, and the oldest icon in the world of the Virgin Mary painted by St. Luke: the famous Salus Populi Romani. Casual dress. Dinner and overnight in Rome.

    Day 3: (June 10) ~ Private bus around 7:30 am to the Vatican to experience the 10:00 am Audience with the Pope. We will see the Pope very closely; sometimes we even shake his hand. Scavi Tour immediately following the Papal Audience. In the afternoon, visit the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel (the Pope's private Chapel) and St. Peter's in the Vatican, the largest Basilica in the world. Long pants, capris, or skirts below the knee, shoulders covered. In the afternoon our private bus will take us to the town where the Pope's Summer Residence is located: the charming Castel Gandolfo with its spectacular Lake Albano. Wine tasting and dinner at 6:00 pm at a local upscale restaurant: eat where the Italians eat. Several courses of delicious Italian food. Red and white wine included. Overnight in Rome.

    Day 4: (June 11) ~ Late Start. In the morning visit the Colosseum, the symbol of the city of Rome, is a great building that has been standing since 80 A.D. In the afternoon, go to St. John Lateran, the first Basilica ever to be built in the Roman Empire and then visit the Catacombs. The Catacombs are breathtaking. 500,000 people were buried there. Back at the hotel around 5:30 pm. Rest for an hour. Dinner around the hotel area at 6:45 pm. Red and white wine included. Overnight in Rome.

    Day 5: (June 12) ~ Early start. Drive along the great Amalfi coast to Sorrento. Check-in downtown Sorrento after visiting the incredible city of Pompeii. Visit the ruins as well as the Pontifical Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of the Rosary. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Sorrento

    Day 6: (June 13) ~ Early start to see the Island of Capri. The guide will take us on a tour of the island to visit the church of St. Michele and perhaps attend mass if possible there. Tour the island on your own for shopping and swimming. An optional visit to the beautiful Blue Grotto is available. Dinner and overnight in Sorrento.

    Day 7: (June 14) ~ Early start for departure to San Giovanni in the region of Puglia. This is where the Franciscan Capuchin priest, Padre Pio da Pietralcina, who lived, labored, and in 1968 passed away. We celebrate Mass in the convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie where Padre Pio lived and afterwards hear about his life and works from the Franciscan friars. Dinner and overnight in Lanciano.

    Day 8: (June 15) ~ Early start for departure to Cascia. Stop and visit the Holy Face of Manoppello on the way to Cascia. Upon arrival in Cascia, we visit the Basilica church dedicated to St. Rita and the adjacent convent that has changed very little since the days of St. Rita. We visit all the important sites including the Chapel with St. Rita’s incorrupt body, site of the Eucharistic miracle. Next we depart for Macerata where we visit the Shrine of our Lady of Mercy, scene of another Eucharistic miracle, where the 14th century, a priest torn by the doubt that Christ was really present in the Eucharist, saw the host bleed into the chalice and some of the blood spilled onto the corporal. Finally, we head to Loreto, of Italy’s leading pilgrimage sites. We visit the Sanctuary of the Holy House, where local tradition says angels moved the house that had been the Holy Family’s home in Nazareth. We continue on to Lanciano where another priest, much like those in Macerata, was doubtful about the Real Presence. During his celebration of Mass, the host turned into flesh and the wine into the blood of Christ. Dinner and overnight in Lanciano.

    Day 9: (June 16) ~ Early departure to visit the village of Mesero where St. Gianna, patron saint of wives, mothers and physicians, practiced medicine and was laid to rest just 48 years ago. Visit the tomb of St. Gianna and visit her office where she cared for her patients. Visit the Shrine dedicated to St. Gianna which is a beautiful 13th century church recently renovated and established by the Diocese of Milan as a Shrine to the Family dedicated to St. Gianna. Visit the Ponto Nuovo where St. Gianna lived after her marriage. Visit the little Chapel of Our Lady of Good Counsel where St. Gianna’s four children were baptized and she attended Mass and prayed daily. Dinner and overnight in Magenta.

    Day 10: (June 17) ~ Early departure to visit the incredible Duomo in Milan, the 4th largest Cathedral in the world. Free afternoon in Milan to shop at the Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele II or visit the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci which is located in the church Santa Maria delle Grazie. Visit La Scala ~ Milans’ opera house. Dinner and overnight in Magenta.

    Day 11: (June 18) ~ Departure from Milan to the USA.

    Please note: We do our best to ensure that all sites listed in this itinerary will be seen. However, due to scheduling conflicts, or other circumstances beyond our control, sites may be visited on a different day than listed. If this happens it will also necessitate a change in the restaurant for dinner. However, we will never sacrifice the quality of the meal, all restaurants will meet Proximo Travel's very high standards. Since we have several different trip configurations touring at the same time, it is likely that groups on different tours will be combined when their itineraries overlap in certain areas.

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