Under spiritual leadership of Fr. David Roche of the Oratory
October 13 – 23, 2020 11 days

Day 1 – Oct. 13

Late afternoon departure from Toronto via Paris to Venice.

Day 2 – Oct. 14

Morning arrival in Venice. We are transferred to Padua where we visit Basilica of St. Anthony and his tomb and celebrate Mass. Later we visit the magnificent Scrovegni chapel. Continue to our hotel for rest, dinner and overnight.

Day 3 – Oct. 15

Full day in Venice. We relish the sights and sounds of this serene city including canal cruise by motor launch to St. Mark’s Square. We view the Bridge of Sighs, Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica. Mass, some free time for shopping before our return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 4 – Oct. 16

Early morning Mass and departure to Florence, the cradle of Renaissance. Upon arrival visit convent of San Marco with beautiful frescos by Fra Angelico. Continue to our hotel for free time and dinner and overnight.

Day 5 – Oct. 17

Morning walking tour of Florence. The tour takes us to the church of Santa Croce, a visit to the basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore, Piazza Della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio. Continue to Siena for Mass, dinner and overnight.

Day 6 – Oct. 18

This morning we explore the beautiful city of Siena. Our tour of the city includes the old city, Piazza del Campo, Duomo with uncovered spectacular mosaic floor and St. Catherine Basilica where we celebrate Mass. Continue to Assisi for dinner and overnight.

Day 7 – Oct. 19

This full day is dedicated to Assisi – the city of St. Francis and Cascia – the city of St. Rita. Mass will be celebrated in one of the churches. Dinner and overnight in Assisi.

Day 8 – Oct. 20

After breakfast and Mass we travel to Rome. Upon arrival for those interested walking tour of Rome. We visit Trevi Fountain, Piazza del Popolo, Spanish Steps and Pantheon. Dinner and overnight.

Day 9 – Oct. 21

This morning we attend an audience with the Holy Father. After lunch our tour of Rome will include views of the Coliseum and Forum Romanum and visits to the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore and St. John Lateran. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 10 – Oct. 22

In the morning we visit the Vatican Museum and St. Peter’s basilica. In the afternoon free time for leisure. Dinner and overnight.

Day 11 – Oct. 23

After breakfast we are transferred to the airport for a flight via Amsterdam to Toronto. Afternoon arrival. .