2020 Pilgrimage to Italy with Father Peter Nassetta: June 14-23
SUN 14 JUNE 20 Depart from Dulles Airport on Swiss Airlines, Dinner and movie on board.
MON 15 JUNE 20 Breakfast on board before arrival in Zurich. Transfer to Swiss Air flight to Rome. Arrival in Italy and after Customs and Passport, retrieve luggage, meet your local Tour Guide and board your motor coach.
Stop at the Catacombs of St. Callixtus. After our tour, Father will celebrate Mass. Continue to the Basilica of St. Paul’s Outside the Walls. Tour and time for private prayer before we drive into the city and check into our hotel. Dinner and overnight.
TUE 16 JUNE 20 After breakfast, depart for the Crypt of the Basilica of St. Peter’s where Father will celebrate Mass. After Mass have time to wander in the great church following your provided personal handbook. Have time to pray in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel or venerate the Saints who are buried here. Marvel at the art work and contemplate the magnificence of our Catholic home parish.
After a lunch break, visit the Basilica of Saint Mary Major to see the relic of the crib of Jesus, and the painting of Our Lady said to be done by Saint Luke. After a lunch break, continue to the Cathedral Church of Saint John Lateran. In our tour, see fragments of the Table of Our Lord and have time for personal prayer. Cross the street to Sancta Scala, the Holy Stairs and have time for prayer. Return to our hotel. Dinner and overnight.
WED 17 JUNE 20 After breakfast, we join pilgrims from around the world in St. Peter’s Square for the weekly Audience with the Holy Father. After the blessing, we’ll have a break for lunch and then enjoy an afternoon Walking Tour of Rome from Hadrian’s Tomb to the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Vittorio Emanuele II Monument, Capitoline Hill, the Forum and finally see the Colosseum. Continue to St. Clement’s where Father will celebrate Mass before we return to the hotel. Dinner on your own.
THR 18 JUNE 20 After breakfast, head South along the Mediterranean Sea, stopping for lunch along the way. After arrival in Naples, enjoy a stroll through the Old City, stopping at the Duomo di Napoli, the Cathedral of San Gennaro; The church houses a vial of the blood of Saint Januarius which is brought out three times a year, on the first Saturday in May, on 19 September and 16 December, when the dried blood usually liquefies. If the blood fails to liquefy, then legend has it that disaster will befall Naples. Father will celebrate Mass. Check into our hotel. Dinner and overnight,
FRI 19 JUNE 20 After breakfast, depart for Pompeii. Explore this ancient city that was buried by volcanic ash in 79AD. After our tour, stop at the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary where Father will celebrate Mass. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
SAT 20 JUNE 20 After breakfast, a city tour to see the monumental and panoramic areas of Naples. Stop at the Church of Saint Claire’s where Father will say Mass. Visit the tomb of King Robert the wise patron of Giotto in Naples, and the beautiful cloister with glazed bright ceramics. Traditional Margherita pizza for lunch! Return to the hotel in late afternoon. Dinner and overnight.
SUN 21 JUNE 20 After breakfast, drive along the Almalfi Coast by land, and sea! By motor coach to Almalfi seeing the small villages clinging to the sides of the cliffs, and via sea to Salerno located on the Gulf of Salerno on the Tyrrhenian Sea. The city is divided into three distinct zones: the medieval sector, the 19th century sector and the more densely populated post-war area. Have time to wander the intriguing streets before Father celebrates Mass. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
MON 22 JUNE 20. After breakfast, Mass at the beautiful San Francesco di Paola in Naples before departing for Ostia Antica in Rome. Dinner and overnight.
TUE 23 JUNE 20. After breakfast, we head to the airport for our flight home with memories to Give Thanks and Remember!
PRICE: $2,995.00 for JMU students
$3,495.00 for non-students
Airfare to and from Rome
Airline taxes and fuel surcharges
All transfers and assistance with arrival and departure
Deluxe bus transportation as required
Hotel accommodations in double rooms using first class hotels with private baths
Daily breakfast, 7 dinners in Italy.
Services of English speaking local guides
All entrance fees as shown on the itinerary
Daily Mass and spiritual direction
ALL tips and service charges
Expenses of a personal nature
Meals not mentioned. Drinks with dinner.
Single Supplement of $725.00 when no roommate (Note: limited # singles)
Deposit of $500.00 made by check to
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