Day 1 – DEPART USA
Depart on your overnight flight to Rome. Dinner served aboard flight.
Day 2 – ROME
Arrive in Rome. Transfer to your hotel. Spend afternoon at leisure in the “Eternal City”. Dinner and overnight in Rome.
Day 3 – ROME
After breakfast and morning Mass, we will attend Papal Audience (if available). The afternoon will be spent with a tour of St Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museum and Library as well as the Sistine Chapel. Dinner and overnight in Rome.
Day 4 – ROME
Enjoy full day tour of Rome today. We will visit the Catacombs, Appian Way, Capitoline Hill, St Peter in Chains, Colosseum, Circus Maximus. Afternoon visits to three major basilicas in Rome, St Mary Major, St John Lateran and St Paul Outside the Walls. Dinner and overnight in Rome.
Day 5 – ROME/ASSISI
Depart Rome after breakfast for scenic transfer by motorcoach to Assisi, the town of beloved St. Francis. Tour the important sites of the area including the beautiful Basilica of St Francis, the Church of St Clare which houses her incorrupt body and the Basilica of St Mary of the Angels. Dinner and overnight in Assisi.
Day 6 – ASSISI
Enjoy a day of leisure in Assisi. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 7 – ASSISI/SIENA/FLORENCE
Morning departure for Siena, located in the central Italian region of Tuscany. Siena is a medieval walled city that still retains much of its charm. Visit the Piazza del Campo and the Cathedral. Afternoon arrival into Florence. Orientation tour of the city including visits to the Duomo, Santa Croce Church and see the famous status of “David” by Michelangelo. Dinner and overnight in Florence.
Day 8 – FLORENCE
Free day of leisure in Florence. Afternoon drive to Milan for orientation tour of the city. Dinner and overnight in the Milan area.
Day 9 – USA
Morning transfer to the airport for your return flight to the USA, arriving the same day.0