Great Italian Shrines

DAY 1 MADRID – ROME – ASSISI Meeting in the airport at the scheduled time to embark on a scheduled flight for Rome. Arrival to the airport of Rome and departure in coach for Assisi, the land of Saint Francis, one of the most beloved and popular saints. Tour of the Basilica of Santa Chiara and the Basilica of Saint Francis, where where his tomb is found. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 2 ASSISI – CASCIA – PADUA Breakfast and departure for Cascia, known for Santa Rita, the Saint of the impossible, whose body rests in the basilica with her name and also because it preserves the relic of a miracle eucharist that took place in 1330. Lunch in Cascia. Continuation of the trip to Padua. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 3 PADUA – LORETO Breakfast. Tour of the Basilica of Saint Anthony, which has eight domes and several bell towers that are similar to Arab minarets. Lunch in Padua. Departure for Loreto. Dinner and lodging

DAY 4 LORETO – SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO Breakfast. Morning tour of the Shrine of the Holy House of Loreto. Situated in the center of the great Basilica, it has become one of the great pilgrimage centers. The house in Nazareth where the Virgin Mary was born and where the Annunciation took place, was carried by the angels in 1294 and deposited in a forest of laurels, from where the name of Loreto comes. Lunch. Departure to the south to San Giovanni Rotondo. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 5 SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO – NAPLES Breakfast. Saint Pío of Pietrelcina lived here from 1918 to 1968 as a capuchin monk, stigmatic with numerous supernatural gifts. Tour of the Shrine of the Beato Father Pío, Lunch. Departure for Naples. Sitting on a beautiful bay. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 6 NAPOLES – ROME Breakfast and Morning tour of Naples. Tour of the Shrine of Saint Januariuswhere the relic is venerated, the blood of Saint Januarius has been liquifying for four hundred years. Continuation to Pompeii, Roman city stopped in time by the eruption of Vesubius, where we will visit the Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary, founded by the Beato Bartolo Longo, who consecrated all of his life to the service of Mary and to the diffusion and cult of the Holy Rosary. Lunch. Departure for Rome. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 7 ROME Breakfast. Tour of the Shrine of our Lady of Divine Love situated in the periphery of Rome 20 km. from the city. Lunch and return to Rome. Short Panoramic tour of Rome. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 8 ROME – MADRID Breakfast and transfer to the airport at the scheduled time to board a scheduled flight for Madrid. Arrival and END OF TRIP