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Italy / Medjugorje
12-13 Oct - Depart from Denver or our home cities, we will arrive Rome's airport.
Meet tour escort and drive (approx 3 hrs) to Cascia to visit the monastery where St. Rita lived as a nun and died. Break for lunch, visit Basilica where her body is preserved, then celebrate Mass and continue to Assisi for dinner and overnight.
14 Oct - Full day is Assisi, which includes.... Basilica of St. Francis, Basilica of St. Clare, Assisi Cathedral - the baptismal font of St. Francis and St. Clare.
15 Oct - Depart Assisi to Siena (2.5 hrs drive) visit the Basilica of St. Dominique where relics (head and finger) of St. Catherine are preserved, celebrate Mass. Time of leisure for lunch at Piazza del Campo (the city of Siena) then drive to Rome (4 hrs drive). One the way to the hotel, we will enjoy a panoramic tour of Imperial Rome. Check in at the hotel, dinner and overnight (BD).
16 Oct - Early morning Mass at St Peter's Basilica. We then meet the guide to visit the Basilica, followed by a walking tour: we start from Castel St. Angelo and cross the river to reach San Salvatore in Lauro. Next step is Piazza Navona where we enjoy time of leisure for lunch - continue to the church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva (lies the remains of St. Catherine of Siena). Balance of the afternoon of our leisure - Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight (BD).
17 Oct - This morning, after breakfast, we walk a short distance to the Basilica of St Mary Major to celebrate Mass. Return to the hotel to check-out. Drive to airport, depart to Split and join group for Medjugorje Only.
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Medjugorje Only - Departing from Denver or our home cities, we will arrive in Split and will head to Medjugorje. Each day includes morning prayer with the group, breakfast and dinner and the 10:00 a.m. daily mass. You will also be invited to participate daily in the evening prayer service, visit Cenacolo Community (a rehabilitation center based on prayer and work), a visit to Mother's Village (an orphanage started by Fr. Slavko). We will also climb Apparition Hill (also called Podbrdo Hill) and Cross Mountain (Mt. Krizevac).