Join Father Robert Wagner of the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia
A Pilgrimage to Italy
October 9 – 19, 2023 / $4490 air-inclusive from IAD
Join Father Robert Wagner, the pastor of Saint Andrew the Apostle in Clifton, Virginia, on pilgrimage to Italy this October! Featuring visits to Rome, Assisi, Siena and Orvieto, this trip includes everything in the cost except daily lunch: roundtrip direct airfare, lodging, private bus transportation, private guides, daily dinner, gratuities and more.
The itinerary features two nights in Assisi and seven nights in Rome, with day-trips to Siena and Orvieto along the way. The program includes daily Mass in the most sacred churches of Italy, privately guided Catholic tours, an audience with the Pope, and authentic Italian food and wine.
This trip is limited to 40 travelers.
Covid-19 Travel Requirements? None!
On this trip we will venture in the footsteps of the greatest saints and martyrs of our Catholic heritage. We will experience the history and magnificence of Rome firsthand and explore the most incredible places of Italy.
Our trip begins with two days Assisi, where we will follow in the footsteps of Saint Francis and Saint Clare! Our hotel here is the four-star Fontebella Palace, located next to the Basilica of Saint Francis.
Siena, found in the heart of the Chianti region of Tuscany, is one of Italy’s most beautiful cities. Here we will spend a day exploring the life of Saint Catherine, the great mystic and Doctor of the Church.
This trip features six full days in the Eternal City. We will explore Rome’s greatest sites, from the tunnels of crypts and catacombs to the many ancient amphitheaters and early Christian churches.
Our pilgrimage features a day-trip to Orvieto, home to one of Italy’s finest Gothic cathedrals, the Duomo of Orvieto, which serves as a solemn reliquary for the Eucharistic Miracle of Bolsena!
Pricing, Payments & Cancellation
In order to register simply fill out the form at the top this page! Your place on the trip is then secure!
Purchase Travel Insurance
We will send you an insurance quote as soon as you register. We strongly suggest that everyone purchases travel insurance.
Upload Passport Information
Apply as soon as possible. NB - Passports that expire within six months of the travel dates are not valid to enter Europe.
Seats, Upgrades & More
The group is flying on United Airlines from Washington Dulles (IAD), The flights are direct (non-stop). See the brochure for the detailed flight itinerary.
The group will be allocated a block of seats in the economy cabin of the airplane and seats will be assigned automatically during check-in. Passengers with the same last name will be seated next to each other.
As upgrades are not possible on group bookings, we suggest that you book the same flight as the group should you prefer to upgrade. In this event you will be given the “flying separately discount”, which is $1000. Please contact us for the correct group flight information and travel agency suggestions.
Additional Trip Information
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.“