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Venice, Pauda, Ravenna, Florence,
Siena, Assisi and Rome

10 Day Choir Pilgrimage

 

 


Day 1  Depart USA
Today depart USA for your overseas journey to Venice, Italy.
Complimentary meals and beverages will be served aloft. (D)

Day 2  Venice
Upon arrival at Venice's Marco Polo Airport, go through Passport Control, claim your luggage and meet your Bravo Viaggi Tour Manager , who will be waiting for you upon your exit from Customs. Your luggage will be transferred to your bus and soon you will be on your way to your Hotel
In the afternoon excursion to Padua, 22 miles ,to admire St.Anthony's Basilica http://www.basilicadelsanto.org/ing/home.asp

Holy Mass celebrated at the Basilica
Return to the hotel
Dinner at the hotel (D)


Day 3  Venice
Buffet breakfast at the hotel
At 9:00 a.m. transfer by private bus to the pier , where you will board your private motorboat for St.Mark's Square. Guided sightseeing tour and visit of the world famous Murano Island, where the Venitian Glass Blowing was started over a thousand year ago.
Sing at S.Mark's Basilica
http://www.basilicasanmarco.it/eng/index.bsm

Reminder of day at leisure
Dinner at the hotel (B,D)

 

Day 4  Venice Verona Ravenna Florence
Buffet breakfast at the hotel
At 07:30 am Departure from Venezia to Verona , 70 miles
Verona' sightseeing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verona
At 10:30 am departure from Verona to Ravenna, 124 miles
Arrival in Ravenna and at 1:00 pm Holy Mass will be celebrated at St Vitalis http://www.vista.it/zoom/comra/web/dynamic.php?din=comra-svitale1
Guided visit of Ravenna highlights
http://www.ravennamosaici.it/index3.html
At 4:30 pm departure for Florence , 150 miles
Arrival in Florence http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence
Accommodation at your hotel
Dinner (B,D)

 

Day 5  Florence
Buffet breakfast at the hotel
At 9:00 am meet your local guide and depart for a city tour of Florence.
You will start with a visit to the Academy Museum, where you will admire Michelangelo's David . Then the tour continues to the religious and political centers of the Italian Renaissance's capital, Cathedral di Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza Signoria.
http://www.duomofirenze.it/index-eng.htm

Sing at the Basilica of the Holy Cross
Afternoon at your own leisure
Dinner at a local restaurant (B,D)

 

Day 6  Siena
Buffet breakfast at the hotel
At 08:00 am Departure by private bus for Siena http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siena


http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/717
Siena is the embodiment of a medieval city. Its inhabitants pursued their rivalry with Florence right into the area of urban planning. Throughout the centuries, they preserved their city's Gothic appearance, acquired between the 12th and 15th centuries. During this period the work of Duccio, the Lorenzetti brothers and Simone Martini was to influence the course of Italian and, more broadly, European art. The whole city of Siena, built around the Piazza del Campo, was devised as a work of art that blends into the surrounding landscape
At 09:30 am arrival in Siena. Meet your guide for the visit of Siena.
Holy Mass at the Church of San Francesco in Siena
Lunch will be served in a local restaurant
Return to Florence
Dinner on your own (B,L)

Day 7  Assisi , Rome
Buffet breakfast at the hotel
At 08:30 am departure by private bus for Assisi , 110 miles
Visit of the Basilica of St.Francis, escorted by a Franciscan Father
Visit of the Basilica of St.Clare
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assisi
Assisi, a medieval city built on a hill, is the birthplace of Saint Francis, closely associated with the work of the Franciscan Order. Its medieval art masterpieces, such as the Basilica of San Francesco and paintings by Cimabue, Pietro Lorenzetti, Simone Martini and Giotto, have made Assisi a fundamental reference point for the development of Italian and European art and architecture.

http://www.franciscanfriarstor.com/stfrancis/stf_basilica_st_clare.htm
Holy Mass will be celebrated at the Basilica of San Francesco
4:00 pm departure for Rome, 130 miles
Arrival in Rome
Accommodation at your hotel
Dinner at the hotel (B,D)

 

Day 8  Rome
Buffet breakfast at your hotel
Then, you will be transferred to St. Peter's square to attend the Mass in the Basilica of St.Peter ( Choir participation subject to confirmation).
After Mass, attend the noon Papal Blessing in St. Peter's Square.
Then, transfer to a local restaurant for lunch
In the afternoon visit with your local guide , the Church of St. Peter in Chains to see the original chains in which St. Peter was brought captive to Rome and the statue of Moses, one of Michelangelo's greatest masterpieces.The visit will continue with the Roman Forum, the Arch of Costantine and the Coliseum.
Before returning to your hotel, visit the famous " Trevi Fountain " ,where you will have the chance to toss in a coin to insure your "Arrivederci Roma."
Independent dinner. (B,L)

 

Day 9 Rome
Buffet breakfast at the hotel
Transfer by private bus to the Basilica of St.Peter
Holy Mass will be celebrated at The Altar of the Cappella Lituana , in the Grotte Vaticane - At 09:00 am starts the guided visit of the Basilica which occupies a "unique position" as "the greatest of all churches of Christendom".
St. Peter's is famous as a place of pilgrimage, for its liturgical functions and for its historical associations. It is associated with the papacy and with numerous artists, most significantly Michelangelo. As a work of architecture, it is regarded as the greatest building of its age.
Continue for the Vatican Museum
http://www.vatican.va/phome_en.htm
These museums are the richest in the world. Your guide will show you Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel plus several papal apartments.
Return to the Hotel
In the evening Dinner (B,D)

 

Day 10 Rome
Buffet breakfast at the hotel
Transfer to Rome Airport and departure for the U.S.A.

 

 

YOUR CHOIR PILGRIMAGE INCLUDES

Round trip flight from the U.S.A. to Venice and from Rome to the U.S.A

QUALITY HOTELS
Two nights in Venice Mestre , three nights in Florence and three nights in Rome for a total of eight nights. All rooms twin bedded with private bathroom.

Each room is air-conditioned with a private bath or shower
Hotel taxes, tips, and service charges are included

TRANSPORTATION
Touring by private first-class air-conditioned motor coach

MEALS
8 buffet breakfast (B); 6 dinners (D) ; 2 lunches (L)

GUIDES
Local English-speaking Guides for All sightseeing as per the attached itinerary

Services of a professional Tour Director upon arrival to departure in Rome

DOCUMENTS
Travel documents ; luggage tags , Name Badges
Coordination of Liturgies and concerts as per attached itinerary.
Choice of optional excursions at reasonable prices to customize your own experience.

 

ITEMS NOT INCLUDED


Health, trip cancellation / interruption / baggage insurances
Items of a personal nature (hotel extras, laundry, phone calls etc.).
Gratuities to the tour director ,local guides and drivers

SUGGESTED MASSES AND PERFORMANCES
Holy Mass at the Basilica of St. Anthony in Padua
Holy Mass at the Basilica of San Marco in Venice
Holy Mass at the Church of St. Vitale in Ravenna
Holy Mass at the Basilica della Santa Croce in Florence
Holy Mass at the Church of San Francesco in Siena
Holy Mass at the Basilica of St.Francis in Assisi
Holy Mass at the Basilica of St.Peter in Rome
Holy Mass at the Altar of the " Cappella Lituana" in the Vatican