SANTA RITA and SAN PADRE PIO
June 28th – July 3rd 2023
Wednesday – June 28th
Departure by Airmalta flight to Naples at 10.40am. Group must be at the airport at 8am. On our arrival in Naples at 11.55 we set off for Assisi. On our way in this green heart of Italy in Umbria we find most spectacular countryside. These magic moments will definitely remain in our memories. A brief stop for a quick lunch on our way. This will take us to our comfortable Hotel near Assisi where we take our rooms and have some free time before we meet for our delicious dinner.
Thursday – June 29th
After our buffet breakfast we shall leave for a most interesting tour of the surrounding area. This region is referred to as the green heart of Italy. Umbria is famous for the supreme beauty of the countryside, its unique small Mediaeval villages and the excellent food the whole area has to offer. Today we visit Assisi with its laid back atmosphere and the picturesque narrow winding roads. We shall go straight to the world famous Basilica and admire what is still left from the last earthquake that threatened its destruction. This is the City of Peace, and you really breathe serenity and peace everywhere .Dedicated to Saint Francis , the Patron Saint of Italy , Assisi is a real gem in the Religious and Historic Culture .,Tradition, and artistic beauty of the whole country.. We shall also be visiting San Damiano and Santa Chiara and later on in the afternoon there will be a stop at the well known Santa Maria degli Angeli. A mouth- watering dinner awaits us at our very comfortable Hotel in the evening..
Friday – June 30th
After our buffet breakfast we shall visit Cascia the home of Santa Rita. Great peace for all those who believe in this Great Saint. We shall also visit Roccaporena her birthplace and the famous Sacred Rock that served for her meditation. Back to our Hotel for a delicious lunch , after which we leave for the capital of the Region the famous town of Perugia , renowned for the Famous Bacio Perugina. A stroll in this elegant University town full of shops before we return for dinner in Hotel. Preparation of luggage this evening for departure after breakfast following morning
Saturday – July 1st
After our buffet breakfast today we take up our luggage and leave Assisi for San Giovanni Rotondo. We shall be passing along a most beautiful part of Italy the Adriatic , allowing a couple of stops on the way , one of which for lunch On arrival in our comfortable Hotel in San Giovanni Rotondo we take our rooms and later meet for a welcoming dinner in Hotel . Free time after to visit the centre of this magnificent place dedicated to this Famous Saint Padre Pio.
Sunday – July 2nd
A whole day dedicated to San Padre Pio . A guided tour of the famous Basilica of Padre Pio will give us so much of all there is to see and visit in this Holy Place. A tour of Madame Pyle’s house where the Saint’s parents used to live will enlighten us to know him better. AFTER lunch in Hotel we leave for leave for Monte Sant’ Angelo the famous Grotto dedicated to St. Michael .A stop to buy local products on our way back to Hotel. Time for souvenir shopping before dinner this evening
Monday – July 3rd
After buffet breakfast we start on our way to Naples airport where we have to be at 13.20 . Air Malta flight leaves Naples at 15.25 . Expected arrival in Malta is at 16.40
Price € 799 (Full board, all excursions included). Also includes:
- Airmalta direct return flights to Naples
- Transfers and all excursions as on program
- Five nights in 2 superb Hotels , one in Assisi , the other in San Giovanni Rotondo
- Fully air- conditioned coach for the whole 6 days of our trip
- Daily Continental buffet breakfast, Lunch and dinner .(free wine and water)
- FAMILY run Hotel where the Hosts really pamper their guests with their genuinely prepared fresh delicacies. A holiday to remember!!!! Not to be missed!!
- All rooms have private facilities and aircondition.
- Well experienced Tour leader to lead the group
- Not included are entrance tickets to museums, cable cars, Funparks etc…
*Single room supplement is 25 euro per night ( 125 euro for whole trip)
Early booking highly recommended. Deposit 200euro only per person
Full payment to be done one month before departure
Any food or drink while we are outside Hotel has to be considered as extra