4) CENTRAL ITALY

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DAY 1

ROME

Arrival at Rome airport and reception by our English-speaking assistant. Transfer to the hotel and accommodation. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
DAY 2

ROME

Buffet breakfast in hotel. Today enjoy a full-day sightseeing (with local guide) of the “Eternal City”: in the morning we’ll visit St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, where there are the tombs of the Saint and of the Popes. We will have the possibility to visit the Vatican Museums with the Sistine Chapel. In the afternoon we’ll complete our visit (with local guide) seeing the main Basilicas in Rome: the Basilica of St. Mary Major and the Basilica of St. John Lateran with the Holy Stairs Church. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 3

ROME

Buffet breakfast in hotel. Possibility to participate in the Papal Audience if it is Wednesday or to attend the Papal Blessing if it is Sunday. In the afternoon, we’ll visit (with local guide) the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
DAY 4

ROME / ORVIETO / ASSISI (120KM+90KM)

Buffet breakfast in hotel. Departure to Orvieto, where we’ll visit the Cathedral and we’ll have time to walk along the narrow streets of this city that is considered one of the most beautiful in Italy with its medieval arquitecture. On to Assisi, home town of St. Francis, for accommodation and dinner in hotel.
DAY 5

ASSISI / CASCIA / ASSISI (85KM+85KM)

Buffet breakfast in hotel. Departure to Assisi where we’ll visit (with local guide) this beautiful medieval city, including the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli (where “Portiuncola” is located), and the Basilicas of St. Clare and St.Francis (with the Tomb of the Saint). Continue to Cascia where we’ll visit the Basilica of St.Rita where the rests of the Saint are kept. Dinner and overnight in hotel. 

DAY 6

ASSISI / LORETO (140KM)

Buffet breakfast in hotel. Depart for Loreto where we will visit the Sanctuary of the Holy House. Accommodation, dinner and overnight in hotel.

DAY 7

LORETO / LANCIANO / ROME (180KM+240KM)

Buffet breakfast in hotel. Transfer to Lanciano, where we will visit the Sanctuary of the Eucharistic Miracle. Continue to Rome for accommodation. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
DAY 8

ROME / DEPARTURE

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. At the appropriate time, transfer to Rome FCO airport to catch the return flight.

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