Rome & Assisi, October 19-27, 2018

Cost: $2599-double occupancy, $2999-single occupancy

Trip price includes:

  • Round-trip airfare Cincinnati-Rome
  • 7 nights lodging at the Hotel Lirico (with breakfast)
  • Transfer from airport to hotel in Italy
  • 7-day Metro (bus/subway) pass
  • Admission to the Vatican Museums/Sistine Chapel, Dome of St. Peter’s Basilica, Colosseum, and Forum
  • Guided tour of the Catacomb of St. Sebastian or St. Callistus
  • Day-trip to Assisi: Round-trip train ticket from Rome to Assisi, and local transportation in Assisi

Lodging: Hotel Lirico, Via del Viminale, 31, 00184 Rome, Italy

Itinerary (subject to revision)

Friday, October 19: Depart Cincinnati for Rome

Saturday, October 20

  • Arrive in Rome, private transfer to hotel
  • Introductory visit to Vatican City/St. Peter’s Basilica (1st of the four primary basilicas of Rome)
  • Dinner in Vatican City area

Sunday, October 21

  • Mass at the Church of Santa Susanna (American Church in Rome)
  • Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls (2nd of the four primary basilicas of Rome)
  • Colosseum, Forum, and Circus Maximus
  • Trevi Fountain

Monday, October 22

  • Climb the Dome of St. Peter’s Basilica, free time at St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

Tuesday, October 23

  • Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore (3rd of the four primary basilicas of Rome)
  • Basilica of St. John Lateran (4th of the four primary basilicas of Rome)
  • Scala Santa – Holy Stairs
  • Church of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme (Holy Cross in Jerusalem) – see the relics of Christ’s crucifixion
  • Pantheon, with additional free time in the Trevi Fountain area

Wednesday, October 24

  • Papal audience (assuming Pope Francis is in Rome)
  • Catacomb of St. Sebastian or St. Callistus

Thursday, October 25: Day trip to Assisi

  • Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli – see the Porziuncola (St. Francis’ chapel)
  • Basilica of St Francis (San Francesco)
  • Basilica of St Claire (Santa Chiara) – see the Cross of San Damiano, the cross that spoke to St. Francis and told him to “rebuild my church

 Friday, October 26: Free day. Options ….

  • Borghese Gallery (Rome)
  • Capitoline Museum (Rome)
  • Walk the Trastevere section of Rome
  • Day trip to Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius
  • Day trip to Florence
  • Day trip to Hadrian’s Villa
  • Half-day trip Ostia Antica (ancient Roman city 45 minutes from Rome – similar to Pompeii), or to the lido (the beach – just beyond Ostia Antica on the same train line)
  • There are numerous other things you can do in and around Rome, Joe is more than happy to help you plan your day.

Saturday, October 27: Return to Cincinnati









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