A Pilgrimage to Rome, Assisi and Orvieto

Roncalli Catholic High School

June 1 – 11, 2022 / $3100.00 all-inclusive

This pilgrimage will immerse the students, faculty and families of Roncalli Catholic High School in the incredible history, heritage and traditions of Roman Catholic civilization.  Featuring one week in Rome and three days in Assisi, this all-inclusive tour includes nearly everything in the cost: airfare, lodging, private bus transportation, private guides, most meals and more.

Daily 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 greatest lives, moments and monuments of Roman Catholic Civilization. For the full itinerary please view the brochure.

Introducing Our Back-Up Pilgrimage - Portugal!

Portugal does not require the vaccine nor do they require regular testing. Only a negative test is required to enter the country. If Italy has not changed their rules by March 15, 2022, we're going to Portugal!

Overview

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, exploring the greatest sites found anywhere in the world. Most importantly we will celebrate Mass every day, reorienting and reinvigorating our lives in, through and towards Christ.

Rome

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

Papal Audience

This trip features an audience with the Holy Father! We will also explore every corner of the Pope’s city, from the tomb of St. Peter deep beneath St. Peter’s Basilica and to the very top of Michelangelo’s soaring dome.

Orvieto

On the way to Assisi we will stop in the hilltop city of 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!

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Assisi

We will spend three days touring the medieval city of Assisi and adventuring in the mountains above. We will have the unique opportunity to get to know one of the Church’s greatest saints, St. Francis, as we walk in his very footsteps.

The Itinerary

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Rome

Rome is the Eternal City. There is no place more beautiful and more important in the history of the world than Rome. As Catholics, we know that Rome’s eternal purpose of civilizing and saving the world through the work of Christ’s Church continues every day.

This trip features one full week in Rome. During this week we will explore the history and places of Rome’s incredible three-thousand year history, highlighting the artistic and architectural treasures along the way. The itinerary includes a Papal Audience, the Scavi Tour, the Colosseum and Roman Forum, the Catacombs, the Four Major Basilicas, the Best Baroque Churches and Monuments of Rome, the Jesuit Churches, and so much more.

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Orvieto

On the way to Assisi we will stop in the beautiful city of 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, the first Church-approved Eucharistic miracle. Here is the story.

In 1263 a Bohemian priest, Peter of Prague, had doubts about the Real Presence. His lack of Faith was so great that he decided to journey to Rome on pilgrimage, hoping that God might restore his faith. One day during this arduous journey he stopped in a small town called Bolsena to offer Mass. During the Consecration, when he broke the host, blood began to flow from it and drip all over the corporal on the altar! This great miracle restored Peter’s faith and became the impetus behind the institution of the Feast of Corpus Christi!

Assisi

Assisi

Known as the Seraphic City for its angelic beauty, the students will explore the timeless charm and beauty of Assisi for three days. We’ll go back in time to the 13th century, when St. Francis and St. Claire gave up their lives to follow Christ and proclaim the truth and beauty of the Faith. Throughout our time in Assisi, these great saints will become our friends and a model for the students. We’ll witness the Gothic masterpieces of Giotto and Cimabue, the great precursors of the Renaissance, and we’ll glimpse the actual beauty of a the medieval age which has so often been misrepresented as dark and unenlightened. Last but not least, we will enjoy a hike up into the mountains where the great saint himself once fled the world.

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Take a look at our brochure for the full itinerary and other important details!
TRIP DETAILS

Pricing & Registration

Payment Details

Only $100.00 is due at registration.

$100.00 / due @ registration

$1500.00
due January 15, 2021
$1500.00
due March 15, 2022
Check or credit cards accepted
Please note that payment by credit card incurs a 3% processing fee.

Regular Price

See the brochure or FAQ section below for a full list of inclusions.

$3100.00 / all-inclusive

Roundtrip Airfare
Beautiful Hotels and Religious Guesthouses
All Tours, All Tour Fees and Most Meals
ProRome Tour Director, Private Guides, Headsets
Private Bus Transportation

Refund Policy

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

Built on Trust

If we are forced to cancel due to complications resulting from the pandemic, such as border closures or a vaccine mandate, you get a full refund.
We only keep the $100.00 deposit, but we will turn it 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

We will send you an insurance quote as soon as you register. We strongly suggest that everyone purchases travel insurance.

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

One month before the trip we will send you a Benvenuti Box with lots of useful information. Andiamo!

Meet the Team

Joe Long
Managing Director
Margaret Keppel
Office Manager
Sordilli Tours
Bussing Contractor
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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register?

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

What are the most up-to-date rules for Americans in Italy?

Unvaccinated Americans are currently required to quarantine for five days on arrival. Furthermore, a Green Pass is required for all Americans in order to access certain tourist attractions and crowded areas (more info below). Here is a link to the official embassy website with the most -up-to-date information: https://it.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/.

What is the “Green Pass”?

The “Digital Green Certificate/Green Pass” is required by Italians in order to access certain locations and participate in certain social activities throughout Italy. The purpose of the “Green Pass” is to slow the spread of Covid-19 by permitting only those who pose a low risk of transmitting the virus into crowded spaces. The “Green Pass” allows those who are fully vaccinated, those who have recovered from the virus within six months, and those with a negative Covid-19 test taken within 48 hours, to participate in crowded spaces.

How do I go about getting the “Green Pass”?

Although Americans are not eligible to acquire the “Green Pass”, the Italian Ministry of Health issued an ordinance on July 29, 2021 stating that the following certificates issued in the USA will be regarded as the “Green Pass”. Please make sure that you have a digital and physical copy of one of the following before the trip.

  1. An Anti-COVID 19 vaccination certificate recognized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). At present, the EMA recognizes the following vaccines: Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, Johnson and Johnson, and AstraZeneca. The date of the final vaccine dose must be at least 14 days prior to travel. Travelers vaccinated in the United States can prove this via the “white card” bearing the CDC logo.
  2. A medical certificate confirming recovery from COVID dated no more than six months before departure. Please request an official certificate from your medical practitioner. 
  3. A negative molecular PCR or rapid antigen test result carried out within the past 48 hours. ProRome will arrange a rapid antigen test every day for those who will require it. Most pharmacies offer rapid tests for only $25.00.

What if Italy does not change their vaccine mandate before our trip?

Italy currently required visiting Americans to be vaccinated or to self-quarantine for five days if they are not vaccinated. It these rules are not changed on or before March 15, 2022, we will move forward with plans for Portugal! ProRome has arranged the Portugal tour in its entirety and our team in Fatima is waiting for us. This is in God’s hands.

Will ProRome arrange Covid-19 testing if it is still required?

Absolutely and 100%. Please keep in mind that any test costs (on average only 19 euro) are the traveler’s responsibility.

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.

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 $2200.00.

How many bags can I bring on the flight?

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

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

Yes. You are responsible for your own transportation from Rome FCO to the hotel on March 17 and from Assisi to Rome FCO on March 26.*
*You are welcome to join the bus transfer from Assisi to Rome FCO on March 26, but please note that the bus will arrive at Rome FCO at 9:00 AM. If your flight is scheduled to depart before 11:00 AM you will not have enough time to make your flight.

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 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 indoor public places throughout Italy.

The following persons are not required to wear masks:
•    children under the age of 6
•    people with disabilities

What do I need to do in order to return to the USA?

Effective January 26, 2021 the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will require all air passengers entering the United States (including U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents) to present a negative COVID-19 test, taken within three calendar days of departure or proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days​. Please know that we will organize a time for the entire group to be tested two days before departure. This will be at your expense, and will cost about $25.00.

Please see CDC’s FAQ for answers to questions about the new requirement for proof of negative COVID-19 test or recovery from COVID-19 for all air passengers arriving in the United States.

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 Chesterton Schools Network 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.

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.

Travel Insurance

Protecting You, and Your Loved Ones

Protect Your Travel Investment, and Plan Worry Free

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.