From exploring the Vatican and the birthplace of Franciscans, to experiencing new-aged wine bars and taste-testing gelato in every flavor; a faith-based Italy tour with Globus or Cosmos is truly a well-balanced vacation.
While some churches are interested in a pilgrimage that is strict to the Word, more and more congregations are searching for tours that balance faith with the opportunity to explore a destination and become truly immersed in all that some of the world’s greatest cities have to offer.
In Rome, for instance, Globus and Cosmos passengers will have the chance to ascend the Holy Stairs on their knees, a truly moving experience pilgrims have been participating in for hundreds of years, and see a droplet of blood from Jesus’ walk to the cross. They will also stand in St. Peter’s Square and receive a blessing from the Pope at the weekly Papal Audience (subject to availability) while enjoying fellowship with Christians from around the world. But they will also have plenty of time to tour the Colosseum, indulge in all the pasta their hearts (and stomachs) desire and wander the frenetic cobblestone streets, transporting them back in time.
In Siena, tours of the Basilica of St. Dominic and the Sanctuary of St. Catherine are accented with free time for a Tuscan lunch in the Piazza del Campo, along with historical insight on the Palio horse race and the 17 districts which make up the town.
A Globus or Cosmos religious Italy tour has enough Catholic history and moving fellowship opportunities to appeal to any pilgrim, along with the relaxation and cultural exploration desired from a vacation. Experiences are as varied as Mass in the Basilica of St. Rita, a visit to the Sanctuary of the Eucharistic Miracle, dinner in a Roman restaurant and seeing the David at the Academy of Fine Arts in cities as diverse as Rome, Padua, Florence, San Giovanni Rotondo & Lanciano.
To view our faith-based Italy itineraries or to learn more about all of our religious vacations, please visit us at www.GlobusFaith.com.