The dates are April 7th – 15th. We will meet at Fiumicino Airport on the 7th between 9 am and 12 pm.
No. Though many travelers are.
No, though what we’re going to see might make more sense if you have been formed as a Catholic.
Basically, because this age group is in the prime of life, and many who are interested in their faith are also interested in meeting Catholics of this same age from other cultures.
Basically, it’s an insider’s tour. In addition to seeing the beauties of Italy, you will meet and hang out with Italian people who take their Faith seriously. You will assist at Latin Masses in parishes and Orders. And you will travel with other people your age, who also take their Faith seriously.
No. We will have a Novus Ordo Mass available every day with our Chaplain, and we will have a Latin Mass on both Sundays.
Last year we had people from the US, Canada, Singapore, and Ireland.
You can, although we would caution strongly that this trip is probably not suitable for children under 14. Too tiring, and too intellectual.
Italy has many convents, lovely bed & breakfasts, and small family-run hotels. We’ll stay in places REGINA knows personally.
Yes, we will tour the excavation that Pope Pius XII ordered done secretly during World War II, where archaeologists believe they have discovered the bones of St. Peter.
You have a choice of sharing a room or not. Obviously, if you share with a friend, we can accommodate you both. If you don’t have a friend to accompany you, let us know and we will assign someone of the same sex to share with you, if we can. Single rooms are available, too.
A shared room package will cost US$2500. A single room package will cost US$3400. Neither includes airfare.
Transportation around Italy, overnight accommodations, breakfast and dinner, entrance fees and charitable contributions to Catholic Orders. Basically everything except airfare, lunch, drinking and spending money.
The maximum we will take is 22.
Yes. A non-refundable fee to reserve your seat is $500, which goes towards your total Trip fee.
The second installment of $1500 (for a shared room) or $2400 (for a single room) is due on February 7 via Paypal, Square or check. The remainder of the $500 trip fee is due March 7 via Paypal, Square, or check.
Once you send us your $500 reserve fee, we will include your name on the trip email list and provide regular updates that way.
Rome is likely to be warm and sunny, but the mountains and Florence may be cooler. Bring layers. Comfortable footgear is a must because we will be doing a great deal of walking.
We recommend that you pack as lightly as you can, as you will be carrying your own luggage.
Most carriers have plans which you can buy to provide service in Italy.
Yes indeed. Everyone who signs up for the Trip will receive a free ‘Secret Catholic Insider Guide to Italy’!