Rome and Assisi
These tours are designed to give the pilgrim the opportunity to deepen your own spiritual experience on these special two-centre pilgrimages. You will encounter some of the great saints who have shaped Western Christianity.
The tours begin in Rome, the Eternal city to visit those places which have done so much to give the Christian faith tangible expression, whether through the witness of the blood of the martyrs or the sheer beauty of art, sculpture and architecture.
Visit the Vatican with its amazing museums, the catacombs where the early Christians worshipped secretly. Visit the churches of St. Peter & St. Paul and of St. Mary & St. John. Besides its importance to the development of the Christian faith, Rome is an open-air museum where archaeological remains and monuments of past centuries and civilizations are found everywhere. The Coliseum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps are just some of the marvellous wonders you will encounter.
You will finally spend a couple of days in the Umbrian town of Assisi set atop a hillside about 80 miles away from Rome, Assisi is the birthplace of St Francis, founder of the Franciscan Order and the Patron Saint of Italy. This picturesque town boasts much art and fine architecture too. It offers a peaceful and serene comparison to Rome.
Like millions of Christians before us, you will seek to learn, pray and experience God in the pilgrimage sites of these cities.