MILAN / VENICE / VENICE-MESTRE / PADOVA / FLORENCE / PISA / SIENA / ASSISI / CASCIA / LORETO / MANOPPELLO / LANCIANO / SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO / ROME

ITINERARY:
SEP 17 (SUN) CHECK-IN AT NAIA TERMINAL 3 AT 14300HRS / DEPARTURE FROM MANILA TO MILAN

SEP 18 (MON) MILAN
Upon arrival in Milan, we will have a half-day guided city tour to visit the Duomo (Cathedral), The Galleria Vittorio Emanuelle, and the Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

SEP 19 (TUE) MILAN / VENICE / VENICE-MESTRE
Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Have a long distance drive to Venice (Tronchetto Terminal). Have a private boat transfer to Piazza San Marco to have a half-day guided city tour on foot of Venice. Have a photo stop at the Doge’s Palace, and a view of the Rialto Bridge and the Bridge of Sighs. See also San Marco Basilica and St. Mark’s Piazza. Have some free time at leisure. Then have another private boat ride leaving from Tronchetto. Proceed to Venice-Mestre for check-in and overnight at the hotel.

SEP 20 (WED) VENICE-MESTRE / PADOVA / FLORENCE
After breakfast and check-out, have a short distance drive to Padova to have a guided tour to visit the Basilica San Antonio. Transfer to Florence. Have a half-day guided tour to visit the Florence Cathedral (Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore); entrance to Baptistry (Battistero). Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

SEP 21 (THU) FLORENCE / PISA / SIENA / ASSISI
After breakfast and check-out, we will drive to Pisa to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the campanile, or freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa. It is situated behind the Cathedral and is the third oldest structure in Pisa’s Cathedral Square. Then continue to Sienna for a quick visit to the birthplace of St. Catherine and the Church of San Domenico. Drive to Assisi. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

SEP 22 (FRI) ASSISI / CASCIA / LORETO
Breakfast and check-out at hotel. Have a half-day guided tour on foot to visit the Church of St. Damian (Convento Di San Damiano), the Santa Chiara Church, the Lower (Inferiore) and the Upper (Superiore) Basilica of St. Francis. Visit also Santa Maria Degli Angeli Church and see the Thornless Rose bush and Porziuncola Chapel located inside the church. Continue on to Cascia to visit the home of St. Rita de Cascia which is located inside the Rocca Porena Church. Transfer to Loreto. Check-in, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

SEP 23 (SAT) LORETO / MANOPPELLO
After breakfast and check-out, have a half-day guided tour to of the city and to visit the Basilica of the Sanctuario Della Santa Casa Di Loreto. You will also see the Holy House of Nazareth which is inside the Basilica. Have a long distance drive to Manoppello. Have a guided tour to visit the Holy Face of Manoppello located at the Church of the Volto Santo di Manoppello. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

SEP 24 (SUN) MANOPPELLO / LANCIANO / SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO
After breakfast and check-out, we will drive to Lanciano to visit San Francesco Church (Santuario del Miracolo Eucaristico). Then transfer to San Giovanni Rotondo. Have a half-day guided tour on foot to visit the Shrine of St. Padre Pio, and the Church of Our Lady of Grace (Santa Maria delle Grazie). Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

SEP 25 (MON) SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO / ROME
After breakfast and check-out, we will have a long distance transfer to Rome. Have a half-day guided tour to the Major Basilicas: the Basilica of Sta. Maria Maggiore, St. Paul Outside the Walls and San Giovanni in Laterano and the Holy Steps. Have dinner and overnight at the hotel.

SEP 26 (TUE) ROME
After breakfast, proceed to St. Peter Square – destination of all Catholics coming from all over the world. Have a full day guided tour to visit the Vatican Museum and The Sistine Chapel. Visit also St. Peter’s Basilica. Then continue to see the Classical Rome: Venezia, Pantheon Church, Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. Have dinner at a local restaurant. Return to hotel for overnight.

SEP 27 (WED) ROME
After an early breakfast and check-out, we will attend the General Papal Audience. Then have the rest of the time free at leisure for your last minute shopping before we proceed to the Rome airport to catch flight back to Manila.

SEP 28 (THU) MANILA “HOME SWEET HOME”

Pilgrimage To Italy Pilgrimage

with Rev. Msgr. Niceas A. Abejuela

(September 17-28, 2017)

MILAN / VENICE / VENICE-MESTRE / PADOVA / FLORENCE / PISA / SIENA / ASSISI / CASCIA / LORETO / MANOPPELLO / LANCIANO / SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO / ROME

ITINERARY:
SEP 17 (SUN)  CHECK-IN AT NAIA TERMINAL 3 AT 14300HRS / DEPARTURE FROM MANILA TO MILAN

SEP 18 (MON)  MILAN
Upon arrival in Milan, we will have a half-day guided city tour to visit the Duomo (Cathedral), The Galleria Vittorio Emanuelle, and the Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

SEP 19 (TUE)  MILAN / VENICE / VENICE-MESTRE
Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Have a long distance drive to Venice (Tronchetto Terminal). Have a private boat transfer to Piazza San Marco to have a half-day guided city tour on foot of Venice. Have a photo stop at the Doge’s Palace, and a view of the Rialto Bridge and the Bridge of Sighs. See also San Marco Basilica and St. Mark’s Piazza. Have some free time at leisure. Then have another private boat ride leaving from Tronchetto. Proceed to Venice-Mestre for check-in and overnight at the hotel.

SEP 20 (WED)  VENICE-MESTRE / PADOVA / FLORENCE
After breakfast and check-out, have a short distance drive to Padova to have a guided tour to visit the Basilica San Antonio. Transfer to Florence. Have a half-day guided tour to visit the Florence Cathedral (Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore); entrance to Baptistry (Battistero). Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

SEP 21 (THU)  FLORENCE / PISA / SIENA / ASSISI
After breakfast and check-out, we will drive to Pisa to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the campanile, or freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa. It is situated behind the Cathedral and is the third oldest structure in Pisa’s Cathedral Square. Then continue to Sienna for a quick visit to the birthplace of St. Catherine and the Church of San Domenico. Drive to Assisi. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

SEP 22 (FRI)  ASSISI / CASCIA / LORETO
Breakfast and check-out at hotel. Have a half-day guided tour on foot to visit the Church of St. Damian (Convento Di San Damiano), the Santa Chiara Church, the Lower (Inferiore) and the Upper (Superiore) Basilica of St. Francis. Visit also Santa Maria Degli Angeli Church and see the Thornless Rose bush and Porziuncola Chapel located inside the church. Continue on to Cascia to visit the home of St. Rita de Cascia which is located inside the Rocca Porena Church. Transfer to Loreto. Check-in, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

SEP 23 (SAT)  LORETO / MANOPPELLO
After breakfast and check-out, have a half-day guided tour to of the city and to visit the Basilica of the Sanctuario Della Santa Casa Di Loreto. You will also see the Holy House of Nazareth which is inside the Basilica. Have a long distance drive to Manoppello. Have a guided tour to visit the Holy Face of Manoppello located at the Church of the Volto Santo di Manoppello. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

SEP 24 (SUN)  MANOPPELLO / LANCIANO / SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO
After breakfast and check-out, we will drive to Lanciano to visit San Francesco Church (Santuario del Miracolo Eucaristico). Then transfer to San Giovanni Rotondo. Have a half-day guided tour on foot to visit the Shrine of St. Padre Pio, and the Church of Our Lady of Grace (Santa Maria delle Grazie). Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

SEP 25 (MON)  SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO / ROME
After breakfast and check-out, we will have a long distance transfer to Rome. Have a half-day guided tour to the Major Basilicas: the Basilica of Sta. Maria Maggiore, St. Paul Outside the Walls and San Giovanni in Laterano and the Holy Steps. Have dinner and overnight at the hotel.

SEP 26 (TUE)  ROME
After breakfast, proceed to St. Peter Square – destination of all Catholics coming from all over the world. Have a full day guided tour to visit the Vatican Museum and The Sistine Chapel. Visit also St. Peter’s Basilica. Then continue to see the Classical Rome: Venezia, Pantheon Church, Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. Have dinner at a local restaurant. Return to hotel for overnight.

SEP 27 (WED)  ROME
After an early breakfast and check-out, we will attend the General Papal Audience. Then have the rest of the time free at leisure for your last minute shopping before we proceed to the Rome airport to catch flight back to Manila.

SEP 28 (THU)  MANILA   “HOME SWEET HOME”

Pilgrimage To Italy Pilgrimage

with Rev. Msgr. Niceas A. Abejuela

(September 17-28, 2017)

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