PILGRIMAGE TO ITALY WITH FR. JASON H. LAGUERTA
NOV 04 CHECK-IN AT NAIA 3 AT 2000HRS / DEPARTURE FROM MANILA TO MILAN, ITALY
NOV 05 MILAN
Upon arrival in Milan, celebrate private Mass at Church of St. Ambrose.Proceed to the hotel for check-in. Rest of the time is free on your own. Have dinner and overnight at the hotel.
NOV 06 MILAN
After breakfast, have a half-day guided tour to visit the Duomo (Cathedral); view of theSforza Castle, La Scala Theatre and Da Vinci Statue. Have some free time at the Galleria Emmanuelle Vittorio. Have dinner at a local restaurant before returning to the hotel for overnight.
NOV 07 MILAN / VENICE / VENICE-
Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Have a long distance drive to Venice. Upon arrival at Venice Tronchetto Terminal, we will have a private boat transfer to Piazza San Marco to have a guided city tour on foot of Venice including entrance to St. Marco Basilica; a photo stop at the Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Piazza, Bell Tower and the Bridge of Sighs. Visit the Glass blowing factory. Then have another private boat ride leaving from Tronchetto. Transfer to the hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
NOV 08 VENICE-MESTRE / PADOVA / FLORENCE
Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Drive to Padova. Have a guided tour in Padova which includes a visit to the Basilica de San Antonio. Continue to Florence. Have a guided tour on foot of the city of Florence, which includes a visit to the Florence Cathedral (Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore); outside view and photo stop of the Baptistry (Battistero), Piazza Michelangelo, Giotto’s Bell Tower and Piazza dela Signoria. Transfer to the hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
NOV 09 FLORENCE / PISA / SIENA
Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Drive to Pisa. Upon arrival, have a short sightseeing tour on foot (without guide) of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, see 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, we will proceed for a long distance drive to Siena. Upon arrival, have a short guided tour of the city of Siena. Visit the Siena Cathedral (Duomo), and the Basilica ofSt. Maria deiServi. Transfer to the hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
NOV 10 SIENA / ASSISI
After breakfast and check out at the hotel, have a long distance drive to Assisi. Start a guided tour on foot to visit theBasilica of St. Francis– Lower (Inferiore), Upper (Superiore); Santa Chiara Church;San Damiano Monastery. Visit also to the Basilica Santa Maria DegliAngeli to see the Thornless Rose bush and Porziuncola Chapel located inside the church. Transfer to the hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
NOV 11 ASSISI / CASCIA / MANOPELLO / LANCIANO
Breakfast and check out at the hotel. Drive to Cascia to visit the Basilica of St. Rita de Cascia and see the incorruptible body of St. Rita. Afterwards, have a long distance drive to Manoppello. Visit theHoly Face of Manoppellolocated at the Basilica del Volto Santo di Manoppello. Continue for a short drive to Lanciano. Transfer to the hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
NOV 12 LANCIANO / SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO
After breakfast and check out at the hotel, have a guided tour and visit the Eucharistic Miracle(St. Legonziano Church). Continue for a long distance drive to San Giovanni Rotondo. Upon arrival, have a half-day guided tour on foot to visit the Shrine of St. Padre Pio, and the Church of St. Mary of Grace (Santa Maria delleGrazie). Transfer to the hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
NOV 13 SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO / MONTE SANT ANGELO / ROME
Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Drive to Monte Sant’ Angelo and have a brief city tour on foot (without guide). Visit theSanctuary of Saint Michael the Archangel. Proceed to Rome. Transfer to the hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
NOV 14 ROME / NETTUNO / ROME
Breakfast at the hotel. Have a short distance drive to Nettuno. Have a guided tour to visit the place of STA. MARIA GORETTI. Have some free time for your private devotion.Return to your hotel in Rome, dinner and overnight
NOV 15 ROME
Have a boxed breakfast from the hotel. Attend the General Papal Audience at the Vatican. Then have a half-day guided tour to visitthe Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel. Visit also the St. Peter Basilica, destination of all Catholics coming from all over the world. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
NOV 16 ROME
After breakfast, we will have a half-day guided tour of the Major Basilicas: Basilica ofSan Giovanni in Laterano(UNESCO listed), the Holy Steps (Scala Santa), Basilica of Sta. Maria Maggiore, and the Basilica ofSt. Paul Outside the Walls. We will also visit the nearby St. Croce in Gerusalemme Basilica and see the original relics of the Holy cross of Christ. After the guided tour, have some free time for shopping at McArthur Glenn Outlet.Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
NOV 17 ROME
Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Have a half-day guided tour to see theoutside view of the Monument Vittorio Emanuelle II, Circus Maximus. Have a photo stop at Colosseum, Arch of Constantine, Roman Forum, Piazza Navona, Pantheon Church, Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. Then transfer to Rome airport for our flight back to Manila.
NOV 18 MANILA
“Home Sweet Home”!!!