Rome - Basilicas and catacombs

Rome, Assisi, Loreto, S.Giovanni Rotondo

Day I - Rome

Arrive and check in to your hotel. Afternoon: visit the four Basilicas (Saint Peters (S.Pietro), Saint Paul's (S. Paolo), Saint Johns in Laterano (S. Giovanni in Laterano), Saint Mary Maggiore (S. Maria Maggiore). Dinner in hotel.

Day II - Rome

Morning: breakfast. After breakfast visit the sites where the first Christians in Imperial times, were forced to live in hiding: the Catacombs. The morning starts with the Catacombs of S. Callisto and Domitilla. Afternoon: proceed to the Catacombs of S. Priscilla and S. Agnese. Dinner in hotel.

Day III - Rome

Day III - Rome Morning: breakfast. Morning free. Afternoon Afternoon: depart for Assisi birthplace birthplace of Saint Francis Francis (San Francesco) Francesco) the Saint that inspired inspired and continues continues to inspire the actual Pope Francesco. Dinner in hotel.

Day IV - Assisi

Morning: After breakfast visit of the Basilica of S. Francesco and the places where the Saint lived the first years of his life. Afternoon: Visit of the scared complex of Saint Mary of the Angles (S. Maria degli Angeli) where one can prey in the famous “Porziuncola” the small house where the poor man “Poverello” preyed with his brothers. Dinner in hotel.

Day V - Loreto

Morning: After breakfast depart to Loreto. Arrive and check in to your hotel. Afternoon Afternoon: Visit the sanctuary sanctuary of the Madonna Madonna of Loreto where the Saintly Saintly house of the Virgin Mary transported transported from Nazareth in 1294 at the times of the crusades is preserved. Recent studies prove that the walls present in Loreto are definitely from Palestine and they are worked and finished according to the custom of the Nabataeanes and connect well to the caves that exist in Nazareth. Dinner in hotel.

Day VI - S.Giovanni Rotondo

Morning: after breakfast depart to San Giovanni Rotondo. Arrive and check in to the hotel. Afternoon Afternoon: visit the tomb of Saint Pio of Pietralcina Pietralcina and visit the complex complex of works and places of prayer that the Saint has left. Dinner in hotel.