Join Father Peter Tassini of the Diocese of Syracuse
A Pilgrimage to Italy
August 5 – 13, 2023 / $3950 air-inclusive from JFK
This itinerary features two nights in Assisi (Saint Francis and Saint Clare), two nights in San Giovanni Rotondo (Saint Padre Pio) and three nights in Mugnano del Cardinale (Saint Philomena).
The program includes daily Mass in some of the most sacred churches of Italy, privately guided Catholic visits, and incredible Italian food and wine. Four star hotels, private coach transportation and a program of Catholic tours are just the beginning. Only 25 spaces are available.
**As this trip is “last minute”, we are accepting registrations ONLY until June 1 with first installments due no later than June 6. See below for full payment details.**
Covid-19 Travel Requirements? None!
On this trip we will venture in the footsteps of some of the greatest saints and martyrs of our Catholic heritage, such as Saint Philomena, Saint Padre Pio, Saint Francis and Saint Clare.
Our trip begins with two days in Assisi, where we will venerate the relics of Saint Francis and Saint Clare and explore the many sites associated with these great saints. Our hotel here is the four-star Fontebella Palace, located next to the Basilica of Saint Francis in the heart of Assisi.
Lanciano is the site of a Eucharistic Miracle that took place in the 8th century when a monk doubted the true presence in the Eucharist. Following the prayers of Consecration, this monk watched as the host was changed into live flesh and the wine was changed into live blood.
We’ll spend two days in San Giovanni Rotondo, where Saint Padre Pio lived, worked countless miracles and where his incorrupt body now lies. We’ll also visit the Sanctuary of St. Michael the Archangel, where Saint Michael appeared to a local bishop in the fifth century.
Our pilgrimage culminates with three days in Mugnano del Cardinale, where Saint Philomena is buried. This tiny village in southern Italy will come alive on her feast day – August 10, and we will be present for the festivities. There will also be the opportunity to visit Naples on an optional day trip.
Pricing, Payments & Cancellation
Register - DEADLINE JUNE 1, 2023
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 purchase 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 ITA Airways from New York (JFK) and 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 $1350. Please contact our travel agent Alex for more information: email@example.com
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.“