Sacred Pilgrimage to the Basilicas and Shrines of Italy…
Day 01 ( Sri Lanka – Milan): Depart Sri Lanka :Group report at the Katunayake International Airport for departure flight to Milan. Arrive in Milan and transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
View of Colosseum in Rome and morning sun, Italy, Europe.
Day 02 : Milan / Padua :Breakfast at hotel and departure to Padua. It is a picturesque city with arcaded streets that lead into open squares. After lunch visit the Basilica of St. Anthony of Padua. St. Anthony of Padua is a Miracle Worker,more popularly known as the Patron Saint of Finding Things & Lost People. This is where his blessed body lies after his death on June 13, 1231. A lot of people have St. Anthony as their patron saint because he often intercedes and blesses their lives to be successful. Transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 03: Padua / Assisi :Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Assisi. Assisi is the birthplace of St. Francis of Assisi who founded the Franciscan religious order in the town in1208. He had miraculously received the Stigmata on his body; that is the five bleeding wounds of our Blessed Lord, and was the first to have received it in the history of the Church. Lunch at the hotel and visit historical centre of Assisi in the afternoon. Transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 04 : Cathedral, which is known as the jewel of Italian architecture. An extraordinary Eucharistic Miracle that has lasted for over 1200 years is still taking place today before our eyes, the Flesh and Blood of Christ is still miraculously preserved in a monstrance that all can see and venerate, at Lanciano. This is a miracle before which even today’s science has to bow, after a minute investigation made by scientists in 1970-71. Lunch in a typical restaurant. In the afternoon departure to Osimo and visit the city. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 06 : Osimo/ Rome :After breakfast visit San Giuseppe da Copertino Basilica. The basilica has a painting of Joseph levitating above the altar. In the crypt his preserved body is encased in a glass coffin which is levitating now thanks to the help of two angel statues. On September 18 of each year, his coffin is carried in a procession around Osimo. In the afternoon departure to Rome. Dinner and overnight.
Day 07 : Rome exploration :After breakfast proceed for city Tour of Christian Rome with Catacombe and Appia Antica, lunch in a typical restaurant. In the afternoon visit of Baroque Rome (Piazza di Spagna, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona). Dinner and overnight.
Day 08 : Rome exploration and shopping :Breakfast at the hotel and visit Imperial Rome with Coliseum and Imperial Forum. Afternoon is free for shopping. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 09 : Vatican City / Rome :Breakfast at the hotel and make the way to St. Peter`s for an audience with the Pope. Visit Vatican Museum and Basilica of San Pietro. It is the world’s largest Basilica of Christianity, nested into the heart of the Vatican city. Its dome is a dominant feature of the skyline of Rome Lunch in a typical restaurant and in the afternoon continue the visit with 3 Holy Door (Santa Maria Maggiore, San Giovanni, Basilica of San Paul). Last dinner with show “Arrivederci Roma”. Transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Famous iconic Trevi Fountain at Piazza Di Trevi.
Day 10 : Rome / Colombo :After breakfast transfer to Fiumicino Airport for departure to Sir Lanka.