Italy Religious Vacations

Travel to Rome has an even deeper religious significance in 2016! Pope Francis has declared it a Jubilee Year of Mercy—a great historic event in the Catholic Church linked to universal pardons and reconciliation. The Jubilee begins on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 2015, with the rare opening of the Holy Door at St. Peter’s Basilica. Throughout this Holy Year, the Holy Doors at St. John Lateran, St. Mary Major, and St. Paul Outside the Walls will also be opened, giving pilgrims the opportunity to pass through the doors and receive the sacrament of forgiveness. Various events and celebrations will occur throughout the Jubilee, with the conclusion on November 20, 2016, the Feast of Christ the King. This momentous occasion, the thirtieth Jubilee in the history of the Catholic Church, will be celebrated around the world, but especially in Rome.

What You Can Experience on a Catholic Tour of Italy

  • Jubilee Year of Mercy 2016Enjoy a rare opportunity to see the Holy Doors open in Rome at St. Peter’s Basilica, St. Paul Outside the Walls, St. John Lateran, and St. Mary Major during the 2016 Jubilee Year of Mercy
  • Attend the weekly Papal Audience at St. Peter’s Basilica (subject to availability)
  • St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican, home of the Catholic faith
  • Assisi, hometown of St. Francis and St. Clare
  • Visit the Santa Maria Novella Basilica, Signoria Square, Santa Croce Basilica, and Michelangelo’s David in Florence
  • Visit the Sanctuary of St. Catherine and the Basilica of St. Dominic in Siena

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Spiritual Highlights of Italy - Faith Based Travel (5300)

9 Day Tour from Rome to Rome

Start your vacation in Rome, where you meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers, and enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel. Next morning, attend the Papal Audience (subject to availability). Guided sightseeing takes you to St. Paul Outside the Walls, the burial place of St. Paul the Apostle, followed by the basilica of St. John Lateran, and the papal sanctuary of the Scala Santa (Holy Stairs), ...Read More.

Starting at: $1,299

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Grand Catholic Italy – Faith-Based Travel (TV)

10 Day Tour from Rome to Padua

Begin your vacation in Rome with a welcome dinner at a local restaurant, and enjoy guided visits to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Also attend the weekly Papal Audience (subject to availability) and visit St. Paul Outside the Walls, the Catacombs, St. John Lateran Basilica, the Holy Stairs, and St. Mary Major Basilica. ...Read More.

Starting at: $2,599

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Spiritual Highlights of Italy – Faith-Based Travel (5300)

9 Day Tour from Rome to Rome

With its many places of worship, Italy is a destination for travelers who want to rejoice in their faith. On this inspirational Italy tour, you'll overnight in Rome, the heart of Christianity; San Giovanni Rotondo, where St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina lived and worked his miracles; and Assisi, where St. Francis was born, worked, and died. Along the way, you'll visit many of Italy’s treasured ...Read More.

Starting at: $1,298 $1,248

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Grand Catholic Italy – Faith-Based Travel (TV)

10 Day Tour from Rome to Padua

Home to numerous places of devotion and worship—not to mention exquisite art and architecture—Italy is the perfect destination for travelers looking to rejoice in their faith. On this Italy tour, you’ll overnight in Rome, the heart of Christianity; Assisi, where St. Francis was born, worked, and died; Florence, one of the world’s most beautiful cities; and Padua. Along the way, you'll visit—and ...Read More.

Starting at: $2,679 $2,411

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