School trip to Italy

Rome & Assisi

June 12 – 22, 2022 / $3200.00

This pilgrimage will immerse the students, faculty and families of the Avalon School in the incredible history, heritage and traditions of Roman and Catholic culture and civilization.  Featuring one week in Rome and two days in Assisi, this all-inclusive tour includes nearly everything in the cost: airfare, lodging, private bus transportation, private guides, meals and more. The only thing not included is daily lunch.

Mass – always celebrated at the tombs of great saints and martyrs – is the foundation of each day. This will be complemented by a robust and immersive touring program through the history and stories of the greatest city in the world – Rome! We’ll also enjoy mountain biking and swimming in the mountains outside of Rome!

This trip is open to Avalon School students and male family members and friends. Space is limited.

Trip Highlights

On this trip the boys of the Avalon school are going to see the greatest sites of the Roman and Christian world. They will also have the opportunity to mountain bike through medieval villages, swim in crater lakes, and climb ancient castles.

A Week in the Eternal City

Every morning we will depart our Vatican guesthouse and set out into Rome. We will explore Rome’s greatest sites, from the tunnels of crypts and catacombs to the enormous expanses of ancient amphitheaters and early Christian churches.

Two Day Excursion to Assisi

The trip concludes in Assisi, where we will spend two days touring the medieval city and adventuring in the mountains above. he boys will have the unique opportunity to get to know one of history’s greatest saints and adventurers, St. Francis.

Mountain Biking & Swimming

The Castelli Romani – the mountainous area south of Rome – is characterized by its castles and lakes – Nemi and Albano. We’re going to bike through these mountains and swim in these incredible volcanogenic lakes (hoping that these volcanoes are dormant!)

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Explore the Vatican and See the Pope!

Our private villa in Rome is located just next to the Vatican – we will walk through St. Peter’s Square nearly every morning. We’ll also have the chance to see the Pope,  attend Mass in St Peter’s Basilica and climb to the top of Michelangelo’s dome!

Our Campus in Rome

Villa Magnolia

Our campus in Rome is more than a hotel – it is a private villa! The Villa Magnolia currently serves as the main campus for a few study abroad programs during the spring and autumn terms. During the summer months, ProRome Tours has leased the villa for private use!

Located just one mile from the Vatican, the Villa Magnolia sits on top of the Gianicolo Hill, which overlooks the city of Rome. Fully walled and with a private garden and barbecue pit, there is no better place for a summer program in Rome.

The Avalon School will enjoy the private use of Villa Magnolia, and a local chef and cleaning personnel will visit daily in order to take care of the group.

TRIP DETAILS

Pricing & Registration

Payment Details

$200 / due @ registration

$1500
due January 15, 2022
$1500
due March 15, 2022
Check Payment or CC (3% Surcharge)

Regular Price

Includes EVERYTHING except one daily meal (lunch or dinner).

$3200

Airfare, Lodging, Transportation
Tours, Most Meals, Fees & Gratuities
No Hidden Costs!

Refund Policy

Our policy is the most generous found anywhere in the industry.

Built on Trust

If the trip is cancelled due to border closure we will make a full refund.
ProRome retains only the $200.00 deposit, but it will be converted into a credit for you!

Planning Timeline

Register

In order to register simply fill out the form on this page! Your place on the trip is then secure!

Purchase Travel Insurance

When you register we will send you a quote. To cover preexisting conditions insurance must be made within two weeks of registration.

Get Your Passports Ready

Apply as soon as possible. NB - Passports that expire within six months of the travel dates are not valid to enter Europe.

Get Welcome Packet & Pack Your Bags

Two months before the trip we will send you Welcome Packets with lots of useful information. Pack your bags and get ready!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register?

At the top of this webpage click “Register Now”.

What is the lodging situation?

In Rome we will stay in a private villa, the Villa Magnolia. Students and adults will be allocated in double, triple and quadruple apartments, each with private bathrooms.

In Assisi we will stay at the Hotel dei Priori, a three-star hotel in the heart of the medieval city. Students and adults will be allocated in double and triple rooms.

What if I am not vaccinated against Covid-19? Can I go to Italy?

Non-vaccinated American visitors are asked to self-quarantine for five days OR until a Covid-19 (PCR or Rapid Antigen) test has come back negative. On the day of arrival we will make sure that anyone who is unvaccinated has the chance to visit the nearby pharmacy for a Covid-19 test.

Tests costs 13 euro for students and 19 euro for adults.

What is the "Green Pass" and do we need it for this trip?

What is the “Green Pass”?

For Americans, the “Green Pass” is proof of vaccination against Covid-19 (CDC Card), proof of recovery within the last six months (prior to the trip), or a negative Covid-19 test.

Do I need the “Green Pass” for this trip?

Most of the places we will visit DO NOT REQUIRE the Green Pass. Every evening we will have dinner at the villa (in Rome) or at our hotel (in Assisi). In this way we will not eat in establishments that require the Green Pass. Furthermore, the vast majority of sites we will be visiting DO NOT REQUIRE the Green Pass.

There are a few sites that we will visit where the Green Pass IS required. We will make sure that anyone who is not vaccinated (nor has proof of recovery) has the opportunity to take a test the evening before such site visits. This would amount to three tests throughout the course of the trip.

Tests cost 13 euro for students and 19 euro for adults.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

Please click here for our Terms and Conditions, where you will find the cancellation and refund policy related to this tour.

Do I need a negative Covid-19 test to board my flight to Italy?

Currently, anyone flying to Italy is required to present a negative Covid-19 test taken within three days prior to departure at the gate of departure in the USA. This is a required to board the aircraft. Although this rule may change come June, we ask that everyone schedule a test with their primary care physician or at a local Urgent Care.

Do I need to wear a mask on the flight?

Yes – it is law. We hope that this will change by the time of the trip.

Do I need a negative Covid-19 test to come back to the USA?

The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requires all air passengers entering the United States (including U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents) to present a negative COVID-19 test, taken within ONE calendar day of departure. Please know that we will organize a time for the entire group to be tested one day before departure.

Tests cost 13 euro for students and 19 euro for adults.

Do I need to wear a mask in Italy?

Although the laws governing masks are subject to change before the trip, wearing a face mask is currently mandatory in certain indoor public places throughout Italy. In total, there are only four sites that we will visit that enforce mask wearing while indoors.

What if I test positive for Covid-19 and cannot return home?

In the event that you test positive for Covid-19 and are unable to board the flight home, ProRome will assist in arranging a hotel at your expense. ProRome will also assist in rebooking your flights at a later date at your expense.

Chaperones from the Avalon School have volunteered to stay in Rome should any student be forced to remain in Rome until they are able to test negative. ProRome staff will also be present in Rome.

Please know that any expenses resulting from a positive Covid-19 test are covered under our travel insurance plans. For this reason travel insurance is highly recommended. Please contact us for more information.

How many bags can I bring on the flight?

One carry-on, one checked bag, and one personal item.

Can I book my own flights? What is the land-only price?

With permission from the trip leader you may book your own flights. The land-only price is $2400.00.

If I fly separately do I need to arrange transportation from the hotel to the airport?

Yes. You are responsible for your own transportation should you book your own flights.

Are you insured?

Yes. We are fully insured with Travel Agents and Tour Operators Professional Liability Insurance through Zurich American Insurance Company . And yes, travel insurance can be purchased through ProRome Tours.

Will I be safe with your group?

Safety is our #1 priority. We alway stay together as a group. Our policy is 24/7 adult supervision. The only exception is campus, where our students can spend time together without adult supervision.

What do you do in the event of an emergency?

ProRome remains in close contact with the American embassy in Rome, who issues safety and security messages for Italy on their website found here: https://it.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/security-and-travel-information/. In the case of an emergency, we will first ensure that all of our students are safe and able to communicate immediately with their parents. We will then follow the instructions of the local Italian and American authorities and make an informed decision on how to proceed.

Our staff receives training before the program, which involves reading, understanding and committing to memory a forty-page crisis management plan. If you would like to see a copy of this plan please inquire.

Can you accommodate people with food allergies or specific dietary restrictions?

Absolutely. Vegetarian or vegan, gluten-free or celiac, we work only with restaurants and caterers who have ample options for you.

Trip Patron

St. Joseph – the foster father of Jesus Christ – is the greatest of saints. As our trip patron, we will pray to St. Joseph before and during the trip, asking this incredible man, the protector of the child Jesus, to protect us on our pilgrimage!

“The Church is like a great ship being pounded by the waves of life’s different stresses. Our duty is not to abandon ship, but to keep her on her course.

Meet the Team

Kevin Oriani
Trip Leader, Professor, The Avalon School
Arcangelo Sordilli
Owner of Sordilli Tours, ProRome's Bussing Contractor in Europe
Margaret Keppel
Tour Coordinator, Office Administrator, ProRome
Joe Long
Tour Director, Founder & Managing Director, ProRome
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