Spiritual Highlights of Italy with Medjugorje - Faith-Based Travel

12 Day Tour from Rome to Dubrovnik


Vacation Overview

On this inspirational tour, you’ll have the opportunity to attend the Papal Audience, learn about some of Italy’s beloved Saints, and attend Mass. Learn about St. Pio of Pietrelcina, a modern-day saint; visit the Shrine of Monte Sant’Angelo; see the Eucharistic Miracle in Lanciano; reflect in the Holy House of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Loreto; and visit the Basilicas of St. Francis and St. Clare in Assisi. Italy is a must for Catholic travelers and art lovers. By spending an additional couple of days in the Serb pilgrimage site of Medjugorje, complete an even more memorable spiritual experience, visiting the town where the Virgin appeared to some visionaries to send a message of peace.

Itinerary

 

Day 1 ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY

Welcome to Italy! Check into your hotel, with rest of the day free to explore on your own. This afternoon, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers, and prepare for your upcoming spiritual journey. Later this evening, a welcome dinner awaits at your hotel.

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Day 2 ROME

This morning, attend the Papal Audience (subject to availability) for the chance to see the Pope and receive the Papal Blessing. Later, with a Local Guide, visit St. Paul Outside the Walls, burial place of St. Paul the Apostle and one of Rome’s four major Papal basilicas, along with St. John Lateran Basilica. Experience the Scala Sancta (Holy Stairs), transported from Jerusalem to Rome around 326 AD by St. Helena, Emperor Constantine’s mother. These 28 marble steps are traditionally ascended in a kneeling position with a prayer recital dedicated to Jesus Christ. Then, visit the impressive St. Mary Major Basilica and attend Mass.

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Day 3 ROME. EXCURSION TO CASTEL GANDOLFO

A different, quite unique experience is offered today. We will take an included excursion to Castel Gandolfo, a quaint village in the hills outside Rome, to visit the Papal summer residence and its manicured gardens with a Local Guide. This is a unique chance to see the rooms that have been occupied by many Popes over the centuries. Enjoy the opportunity to reflect and meditate in the garden’s quiet and relaxing surroundings. In the afternoon, enjoy time at leisure in Rome or join the optional excursion to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, world famous for Michelangelo’s impressive fresco of The Last Judgment.
Today's Distance: 50 mi / 80 km

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Day 4 ROME–PIETRELCINA–SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO

On your way south, stop in quaint Pietrelcina, to visit the house where the beloved St. Pio was born, before heading towards San Giovanni Rotondo on the east coast, the Saint’s home from 1916 until his death in 1968.
Today's Distance: 258 mi / 415 km

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Day 5 SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO. EXCURSION TO MONTE SANT’ANGELO

Attend Mass this morning at Santa Maria delle Grazie (Old Church), then visit St. Pio’s friary, including his tomb, cell, confessional, and the Padre Pio Pilgrimage Church (New Church). Afterwards, take a short drive to the nearby Shrine of Monte Sant’Angelo, one of Christendom’s most celebrated shrines, where St. Michael the Archangel appeared in 490, 492, and 1656. Tonight, attend the candlelight procession in San Giovanni Rotondo.
Today's Distance: 43 mi / 70 km

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Day 6 SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO–LANCIANO–LORETO–ASSISI AREA

Visit St. Francis Church in Lanciano, home of the Sanctuary of the Eucharistic Miracle, and attend morning Mass. Continue to the famous Marian Sanctuary of Loreto for a guided visit including the Holy House, where, according to tradition, angels transported the house of the blessed Virgin Mary. Arrive at the hilltop village of Assisi, birthplace of St. Francis and St. Clare.
Today's Distance: 298 mi / 480 km

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Day 7 ASSISI

Today, learn more about St. Francis, patron saint of animals and the environment. Attend early morning Mass at St. Francis Basilica, famous for its 14th-century Giotto frescoes depicting the life of St. Francis. Meet your Local Guide and visit the Upper and Lower Basilicas of St. Francis and the Basilica of St. Clare, founder of the Order of Poor Clares. Next, stop at the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli, situated at the foot of Assisi’s hills and protecting the Porziuncola, where St. Francis is said to have founded the Order of Friars Minor in 1209, and the Cappella del Transito, where the saint died in 1226.

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Day 8 ASSISI AREA–CASCIA–ROME

Travel to Cascia this morning, a scenic town located in Umbria and home of St. Rita, the “Patron Saint of Impossible Causes.” Visit the Sanctuary and see the Major Basilica, housing the chapel with St. Rita’s tomb. Stop in prayer at the Minor Basilica, site of the Eucharistic Miracle that is commemorated each year with the Feast of Corpus Christi. Return to Rome.
Today's Distance: 149 mi / 240 km

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Day 9 ROME–DUBROVNIK or SPLIT–MEJDUGORJE

Fly from Rome to Dubrovnik or Split, then transfer by coach to your hotel in Medjugorje.
Today's Distance: 81 mi / 130 km

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Day 10 MEDJUGORJE

Celebrate Mass in the morning. During the day, you’ll have the opportunity to climb Apparition Hill while reciting the Rosary, and/or Mt. Krizevac (the Cross Mountain) and pray at the stations of the Cross. In the late afternoon, join pilgrims from all over the world for the evening prayer program in saying the Rosary, as all anxiously await the arrival of Our Lady to the visionaries. Join Mass if you wish and the additional daily prayers.

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Day 11 MEDJUGORJE–DUBROVNIK

This morning you may have an opportunity to meet the visionaries at their home if available, or take some time for additional meditation and prayer before you travel to Dubrovnik. Free time on arrival to visit the city center and attend Mass .
Today's Distance: 81 mi / 130 km

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Day 12 DUBROVNIK

Your vacation ends in Dubrovnik

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Vacation Highlights

Headsets are not included on the Medjugorje extension.

The Papal audience at the Vatican is subject to availability.
Mass services may be in local language and venues are subject to change
Departure June 16 Medjugorje apparition anniversary (25 June)- No Papal audience on this departure
Departure May 21 St. Pio feast day (25 May) – No Papal audience on this departure
Departure September 19 St. Pio death anniversary (23 September)– No Papal audience on this departure

Hotels

Rome

Club House

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Superior Tourist-Class

Hotel Club House is located in a quiet area behind Rome's Via Aurelia, 100 m from Rome's Cornelia Metro Station and 3 stops away from the Vatican City (2 from the Vatican Museums). All 105 guestrooms boast simple but elegant design furnishings in warm colors and Italian woods and offer air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and satellite TV. Breakfast is a buffet of fresh cakes and pastries and the in-house bar serves a range of refreshing wines, exotic cocktails, and snacks.

San Giovanni Rotondo

Parco Delle Rose

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First-Class

This family-run, 205-room hotel boasts a large outdoor area with an Olympic-size swimming pool, a wonderful sun terrace and a room with a grand piano. The in-house restaurant offers both traditional and international cuisine and Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property.

Assisi Area

Casa Leonori

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First-Class

Casa Leonori is located in Santa Maria degli Angeli, facing the Subasio Hills on which lies the Assisi Basilica. This 60-room hotel is set in its own courtyard and boasts a a gourmet restaurant and spacious communal areas. The adjacent courtyard offers a nice alternative to relax with its green and peaceful location. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the property.

Rome

Pineta Palace

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Moderate First-Class

The Hotel Pineta Palace is a 4-star hotel in Rome, located not far from Vatican City.

Medjugorje

Herceg

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Superior Tourist-Class

Located just a short walk away from the famous St. Jacob church and "Apparition Hill," this modern, comfortably furnished hotel enjoys a central location in the heart of Medjugorje. Extending over three floors, this property has a capacity of 75 air-conditioned guestrooms decorated in warm pastel colors, equipped with LCD TV, free Wi-Fi internet connection, and minibar. The restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine in a relaxing atmosphere and there is also a lobby bar for drinks.

Dubrovnik

Komodor

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Superior Tourist-Class

Located on the scenic Lapad Peninsula just a few minutes' walk from the beach and close to the restaurant-filled promenade with easy access to Dubrovnik Old Town by local bus. This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a seasonal outdoor pool with terrace, a bar/lounge, and coffee shop/café with free Wi-Fi access provided throughout. All 63 air-conditioned guestrooms are equipped with an in-room safe and ironing facilities alongside garden views.

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