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Italy for the Canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa with Monsignor Richard Bellow, rDiocese of Charlotte August 29 - September 5, 2016
Aug 29 - Prayers for our journey from the USA to Rome Italy. Overnight flight.
Aug 30 - Ciao Italia! We arrive in Rome, and meet our English-speaking tour escort, who will be with us for the entire tour. This afternoon, we gather for a walking tour of historic monumental Rome, as we walk through Piazza Narvona, view the magnificent Bernini Four Rivers fountain, continue to the Trevi Fountain, and the Pantheon. Continuing, we will then celebrate Mass in Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, the only true Gothic church in Rome.
Aug 31- Wednesday Audience [morning] afternoon - This afternoon, we step back in time with a walking tour of the area of Imperial Rome with a discussion/view of the Colosseum and Roman Forum, and a visit to San Clemente, where we explore ruins dating to first century A.D.
Sept 1 - - We visit the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo’s superb ceiling and mural of The Last Judgment, followed by a tour of the Basilica of Saint Peter.
Sept 2 - Day trip Assisi - we travel through the beautiful Umbrian region via train, it's 2 hours, 9 minutes, quicker than a motorcoach, and a much nicer trip - beautiful views, comfortable travel.]
Sept 3 - Day trip Florence [again, train. It's 1 hour, 22 minutes.] Half-Day panoramic City Tour including the Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori, Piazza Della Signoria and cross over the famous goldsmith bridge. Following a walking tour of Florence, we visit the Academia to see the famous statue of David by Michelangelo. We celebrate Mass in Santa Croce. You have free time for shopping in this town famous for leather and 18k gold before we return to Rome.
Sept 4 - Canonization. Free time afternoon for last minute visits, shopping, etc.