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.
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!)
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
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.
Pricing & Registration
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
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.“