Bella Italia

Florence - Torino - Bolzano - Venice Itinerary

April 29 - May 6, 2019

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Meet at Washington, Dulles

Roundtrip Air | Departure
Washington, Dulles – Florence, Italy via Frankfurt, Germany

  • Departure
    Monday, April 29, 2019 – 3:40 PM
    Lufthansa Airlines Flight #417
  • Arrival
    Frankfurt, Germany April 30, 2019 – 5:35 AM
  • Departure to Florence
    April 30, 2019 – 8:00 AM
    Lufthansa Flight #308


Group Arrival/ Departure Info:

  • Group A (Full Trip) continues on itinerary
  • Group B (April 23-April 30 Departs for airport after breakfast)
  • Group C (April 29-May 6) Arrives in Florence at 9:30 AM to join group A


Group Mass TBA at Parrocchia San Carlo (Via dei Calzaiuoli, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy) as guests of Don Vasco Giuliani.

We will take walking tour of this great city including the Franciscan church of the Holy Cross (Santa Croce), where Dante, Michelangelo, Galileo and Machiavelli are buried, to the Piazza Signora and Palazzo Vecchio. We will visit the magnificent Duomo, the 13th century Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto’s Campanile (Bell Tower) and the Baptistery of St. John the Baptist.

Free time in the afternoon to explore Florence on your own.

Cenone (Dinner) in Florence.
Overnight Florence

Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre – Torino



Depart Florence for a day of travel through the beautiful Ligurian Coast that makes the fabled Cinque Terre (meaning Five Lands) Incredible beauty on the coast of the Ligurian Sea.

We will have lunch in one of the beautiful seaside villages.

After lunch we will depart for Torino.

Late arrival in Torino.
Overnight Torino



Mass TBA.

We will tour the City of Torino visiting the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians originally part of the home for the poor founded by St. John Bosco. It now contains the remains of St. John Bosco as well as 6000 relics of other saints. We will visit The Little House of the Divine Providence. Founded by Saint Joseph Benedict Cottolengo, it is a civil and ecclesial institution. It is grounded on Divine Providence, its spirit is the “Charity of Christ”, it is supported by prayers and the centre of activities is helping the poor. We will continue to the Santuario della Consolata, once home to an icon that was venerated for having healing powers, making it a pilgrim site for centuries. Inside the church, Rococo decorations reflect the light, making the marble and Solomic columns gleam. The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is the next stop, home to the Shroud of Turin for 4 centuries although it is not currently on display to the public. The Cathedral also houses the tomb of Blessed Pier Giorgio 
Frassati, native of Turin. His body remained free of decay for almost eight decades which is just one remarkable testament of his holiness.

Cenone (Dinner)
Overnight Torino

Torino, Italy

Torino / Colombare-Sirmione / Bolzano


Early departure by bus for Bolzano in Northern Italy.


Visit to the Basilica of the Superga. Vittorio Amedeo II’s 1706 promise, to build a basilica to honour the Virgin Mary if Turin was saved from besieging French and Spanish armies, resulted in this wedding cake edifice, built on a hill across the Po river. Continue our scenic bus journey.

Stop for lunch and brief visit in Colombare-Sirmione.

Late arrival in the northern City of Bolzano.

Cenone (Dinner).
Overnight Bolzano

Bolzano (Northern Italy) – Dolomites


Enjoy breakfast before walking Bolzano, Italian town that features breathtaking views of the Dolomite Mountains and the Italian landscape. Stroll their well-known open city market.

Mass TBA.

Visit the beautiful Assumption of Our Lady Cathedral, Bolzano’s chief landmark, the prized jewel of the town’s medieval centre and main square.

Free time/Lunch.

Afternoon departure to Venice.

Evening free to visit in Venice.

Cenone (Dinner)
Overnight Venice




Mass TBA.

Walking tour of Venice, through St. Marks Square, then to St. Mark’s Basilica. After lunch, we will visit the magnificent Santa Maria della Salute, a true site to see from the waterways of Venice. After the visit, enjoy a free afternoon to roam one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Take the rest of the day to enjoy the City of Canals.

Farewell Cenone (Dinner) in Venice.

Overnight Venice 


Back to Home


Depart for the airport.

  • Departure 10:25 AM
    From Venice Lufthansa Flight # LH325
    Arrive Frankfurt 11:50AM
  • Departure: 1:15 PM
    Lufthansa Flight #LH 418
    Arrive Washington, Dulles 4:00PM

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