St. Alphonsus Celebration Committee to Italy - St. Elias Celebrations

St. Alphonsus Celebration Committee to Italy - St. Elias Celebrations

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August 8 - 18, 2018

 

Your Pilgrimage Includes...

  • Round-trip airfare from San Francisco CA
  • Round-trip bus transfer from Fresno to San Francisco
  • All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Hotel accommodations (3 & 4-stars)
  • Breakfast & Dinner daily
  • Wine with some dinners
  • Assistance of a professional tour manager & local guide(s)
  • Sightseeing & admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Opportunity for Daily Mass & devotional activities
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motorcoach

 

Your Pilgrimage Itinerary...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018: Depart by motor coach from Fresno to San Francisco for our flight to Rome, Italy.

Thursday, Aug. 9: Arrival into Rome Airport followed by our transportation to Venosa, Italy., stopping in Monte Cassino to visit the Abbey of Monte Cassino, founded by St. Benedict in 529 AD. Mass will be celebrated here, followed by time for lunch. Overnight Venosa. 

Friday, Aug 10: Leisurely breakfast at the hotel. This afternoon we will transfer to Maschito, Italy where we will participate in the evening’s festivities. Overnight Venosa.

Saturday, Aug 11: Morning breakfast at the hotel followed by a transfer to Maschito for leisure time. Overnight Venosa.

Sunday, Aug 12: Morning breakfast at the hotel followed by a transfer to Maschito to attend the St. Elia Mass, procession, dinner and fireworks. Overnight Venosa.

Monday, Aug 13: Morning breakfast at the hotel followed by hotel check out. Next, we depart for a visit to San Giovanni Rotondo, and the shrine of St. Padre Pio, home of the tomb of St. Padre Pio, the Capuchin priest who bore our Lord’s stigmata for the majority of his life. We’ll then visit the church of Santa Maria della Grazie and the museum of St. Padre Pio. Dinner. Overnight San Giovanni Rotondo.

Tuesday, Aug 14: Morning breakfast at the hotel followed by hotel check out. Next, we depart for Sorrento, a coastal town in southwestern Italy, facing the Bay of Naples on the Sorrentino Peninsula. Perched atop cliffs that separate the town from its busy marinas, it’s known for sweeping water views and Piazza Tasso, a cafe-lined square. Overnight Sorrento area.

Wednesday, Aug 15: Morning breakfast at the hotel followed by hotel check out. Next, we depart for Sorrento, a coastal town in southwestern Italy, facing the Bay of Naples on the Sorrentino Peninsula. Perched atop cliffs that separate the town from its busy marinas, it’s known for sweeping water views and Piazza Tasso, a cafe-lined square. Overnight Sorrento area.

Thursday, Aug 16: Depart Sorrento by boat as we cruise along the rocky Almalfi Coast. Our destination is Positano which looks onto a small bay and has a pleasant beach backed by mountain buttresses. The houses are built on terraces among gardens. We’ll visit and participate in Mass at St. Maria Assunta. Overnight Sorrento area. 

Friday, Aug 17: Full day at leisure. You may want to ferry over to the romantic Isle of Capri. Enchantment abounds as you explore leisurely on our own the narrow streets, whitewashed houses, and fashionable shops that abound on this idyllic isle. Late afternoon transfer to Rome.  Overnight Rome area

Saturday, Aug 18: With a renewed sense of pilgrimage and an invigorated love of our Catholic faith, we will board our plane for our flight home. On arrival into San Francisco we will transfer by bus to Fresno.

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