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Assisi • La Verna • Greccio • Rome

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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 will be scheduled.
  • 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 some dinners. Wine included with dinners provided by us.
  • All tips to driver, hotel, and tour guide. If you feel that the tour guide did a great job, offering them extra tips is greatly appreciated.
  • 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.
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  1. Call us (855) 842-8001 or register online with a credit card and pay your $500 deposit per person to save your spot. The $500 deposit is part of the total price of the trip.
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    Auburn, MA 01501

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  • Trip Itinerary

    Day 1: November 2 - Your Italian adventure begins as you depart the USA on your international flight.

    Day 2: November 3 - On arrival at Rome airport, you will be met and transferred north by coach through the stunning countryside. Celebrate Mass in Assisi. Check into your Assisi Hotel. Free time in Assisi. Dinner as a group tonight. Overnight in Assisi

    Day 3: November 4 – This morning wake up to the atmospheric sounds of chapel bells, cobblestone footsteps and a tangible spirit of St Francis preserved within the walls of this holy town. Today we will visit the Rivo Torto church, enclosing a stable once providing shelter to St. Francis and his followers. We will be spending time at San Damiano where the crucifix spoke to Francis and where St. Clare lived until her death in 1253. Visiting the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels we will see and experience the Porziuncola - the small church given to Francis by the Benedictine monks. You will have time for private devotion and leisure. Dinner as you like it this night. Overnight in Assisi

    Day 4: November 5 – An early morning visit to the Carceri for those who want to visit the place outside of Assisi where Francis and the brothers went to withdraw for reflection and prayer. In the afternoon we will visit the La Verna Sanctuary, the place where tradition holds that Francis received the stigmata. It is perched in an amazing setting in the forest on a high rocky promontory, visible from a distance. You will have time for private devotion and participation in the daily procession to the site of the reception of the stigmata at 3 pm. Dinner as you like it tonight. Overnight in Assisi

    Day 5: November 6 – Today will be spent dwelling in places in Assisi with time for prayer and reflection. These places will include the Basilica of St. Francis, filled with remarkable frescoes, and the Basilica of St. Clare, where in the Chapel of St. George hangs the original crucifix that spoke to Francis. Other stops will be the Cathedral of San Rufino where the baptismal font in which both Francis and Clare were baptized and the home of Francis’ parents. Dinner as a group tonight. Overnight in Assisi

    Day 6: November 7 - After breakfast, we’ll begin our journey to Rome. En route, we will stop in Greccio to visit the Sanctuary. Set within the rock like an eagle’s nest, the Greccio hermitage is an extraordinary fusion of architecture and nature. Celebrate Mass here. The Sanctuary is famous because Saint Francis of Assisi chose it as the backdrop to one of the highest and most lyrical moments in his life: the first recreation of the Bethlehem Nativity in Christianity on Christmas Eve, 1223. In the afternoon visit the iconic Colosseum in Rome and the Pantheon, built by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus (27 BC to 14 AD). Emperor Hadrian rebuilt it around 126 AD. Dinner together this evening in Rome. Overnight in Rome

    Day 7: November 8 – We will start the day in Rome with an early morning visit to the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museum. Enjoy a guided tour of the Vatican’s Museums and Sistine Chapel. Built by connecting portions of the old Papal residence with newer structures, the museum houses a world-renowned collection of art and antiquities. Michelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel between 1508 and 1512 and later painted The Last Judgment between 1535 and 1541 for Popes Clement VII and Paul III. The primary function of the chapel is the Papal Conclave, providing the place where the College of Cardinals of the church gathers to select a new Pope. Then walk through St. Peter’s Basilica. The present structure completed in 1590 was built over the Byzantine and Middle Ages structures that marked the tomb of Saint Peter. There are more than 100 tombs within the basilica, including most recently Saint John Paul II.***Those in the group who are interested and if possible will be arranging their own Scavi tours for this afternoon. Dinner as you like it tonight. Overnight in Rome

    Day 8: November 9 – Today, pray at the tomb of St. Paul in the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls. The present structure stands over the place where Constantine built the first church over Saint Paul’s grave. The church features a portrait of every Pope that has served the church, with the face of Pope Francis I illuminated as the present pontiff. We will step beneath the surface into the Catacombs of Callixtus, built along the Appian Way. Here 16 Popes from the 2nd through 4th Centuries were interred, though they have been removed to various churches over the centuries. We will visit the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran, the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas. The Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem is where St. Helena brought Passion relics, and the floor was covered with soil from Jerusalem. Relics here include the index finger of Thomas that touched the wounds of Christ after His resurrection and a piece of the Good Thief’s Cross. Dinner as you like it tonight. Overnight in Rome

    Day 9: November 10 – After breakfast, celebrate Mass at the Church of the Holy Spirit, which as the Centre for Divine Mercy, has relics of St. Pope John Paul II and Sr. Faustina on display. Then, you and many of the faithful from throughout the world will enjoy the opportunity to join in praying the Angelus with Pope Francis and receive his greeting, blessing, and prayers in St. Peter’s Square. After lunch, visit the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore which was founded in the 4th century when Christianity was first legalized. Dinner on our final night together. Overnight in Rome

    Day 10: November 11 – Return to 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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