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10 Day Tour from Rome to Padua

2023 Tour Details

Architecture and archangels. Manicotti and monasteries. Scooters and saints. There is no better place to rejoice in faith and fun than within the scenic and sacred wonder of Italy. This religious tour of Italy brings you closer to the sights of Rome, Florence, and Venice; the saints of Cascia, Assisi, and Padua; and the savory flavors of every pizzeria, osteria, and trattoria along the way. From the cathedrals and catacombs of the Eternal City to the basilicas and bridges of the Floating City, you’ll celebrate the best Italy has to offer. Cherished experiences on this religious tour of Italy include visits to the four major Papal basilicas of Rome and the chance to attend the Papal audience and receive the Papal blessing. With additional opportunities to attend mass in Rome, Cascia, Assisi, and Florence, this faith-based tour of Italy is an unbelievable tour you can believe in.

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Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, attend [M] Mass; Papal Audience (subject to availability); visit St. Paul Outside the Walls, the Catacombs, St. John Lateran Basilica, the Holy Stairs, St. Mary Major Basilica

Guided visit of the Papal Palace and the Barberini Gardens


Visit the Basilica and attend [M] Mass

Visit St. Mary of the Angels Basilica and the Porziuncola; celebrate [M] Mass; guided walking tour, visit the Basilicas of St. Francis and St. Clare, the Carceri Hermitage, and the Monastery of St. Damian

Guided walking tour, visit the Basilica of St. Dominic, the Sanctuary of St. Catherine & House, and Piazza del Campo

Guided walking tour, visit the Academy of Fine Arts to see Michelangelo’s David; celebrate [M] Mass at the Duomo; walk to Signoria Square, and Santa Croce Square

Guided visit of St. Anthony’s Basilica; farewell dinner

Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit Doges’ Palace, the Bridge of Sighs, and St. Mark’s Square & Basilica


This tour involves a lot of walking.


Motorcoach, private boat ride in Venice


 Meals & Itinerary

Buffet breakfast daily; 4 dinners


Day 1

ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALYWelcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Dinner Dinner

Day 2

ROME. EXCURSION TO CASTEL GANDOLFOCASTEL GANDOLFO Guided visit of the Papal Palace and Barberini Gardens.
ROME Guided visit of the Vatican Museums features the Sistine Chapel. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica and walk in St. Peter’s Square.
Breakfast Breakfast
50 mi / 80 km

Day 3

ROMEROME This morning, attend the Papal Audience (subject to availability). Free time for lunch. Guided sightseeing includes visits to St. Paul Outside the Walls, Catacombs of Domitilla, the Holy Stairs, St. John Lateran Basilica, St. Mary Major Basilica.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4

ROME–CASCIA–ASSISICASCIA Orientation walk. Visit the Basilica and attend [M] Mass. Also visit the Lower Basiica home of the Eucharistic miracle.
ASSISI Visit St. Mary of the Angels Basilica with its Portiuncola.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
168 mi / 270 km

Day 5

ASSISIASSISI This morning, attend [M] Mass followed by a guided walking tour. Visit the Basilica of St. Francis, St. Clare’s Church, Carceri Hermitage and St. Damian Monastery. Free time this afternoon.
Breakfast Breakfast

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Assisi with an excursion to Spello. This and other options throughout your tour are available for purchase at MyGlobus. Get local maps and free time tips on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Day 6

ASSISI–SIENA–FLORENCESIENA Walking tour with a Local Guide includes visits to St. Catherine Sanctuary and house, and the Basilica of St. Dominic. Also see Piazza del Campo
FLORENCE Free time this afternoon. Dinner at your hotel.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
127 mi / 205 km

Day 7

FLORENCEFLORENCE Visit the Academy of Fine Arts. Guided walking tour includes Cathedral Square. Attend [M] Mass at the Duomo. Also visit Signoria Square and Santa Croce Square. Free time this afternoon and evening.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8

FLORENCE–PADUAScenic drive through the Apennine Mountains and arrive in the Po area.
PADUA Guided sightseeing includes a visit to the Basilica of St. Anthony.
Breakfast Breakfast
155 mi / 250 km

Day 9

PADUA. EXCURSION TO VENICEVENICE. Private boat ride. Guided walking tour includes visits to Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs, and St. Mark’s Basilica. Free time this afternoon. Return to Padua for a farewell dinner this evening at your hotel.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
62 mi / 100 km

Day 10

PADUAYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (The nearest airport is Venice.)
Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.


Escorting tours for more than 20 years

"Anyone can tour Italy, but only a few can tour Italy "Salvatore Style". It includes an infectious smile greeting you each morning with a "buongiorno" and asking the question "Are you ready for the adventure that lies ahead?" Passionate enthusiasm drives his desire to introduce each traveler to the sights, sounds, treasures and cultures surrounding them, always with a playful sense of humor. "Why not?" becomes more than just a question, but a feeling that anything is possible on any given day, a challenge to embrace life and enjoy the ride! Navigating easily around the hustle, bustle and unexpected obstacles is a daunting task that Salvatore undertakes always with a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eyes. "

Tour Director -  SALVATORE RUSSO


Escorting tours for more than 20 years

"Born, educated and raised in Genoa, northern Italy, after my classical studies I followed my passion for languages. The idea was always to travel and learn from other cultures. Becoming a Tour Director was a natural consequence of all my passions. I can now say that the Globus Family of Brands have represented a very important part of my life, and still are like a family for me. My role is giving and receiving, every day is a different day, but what I can say is that meeting people is the most fascinating part of it. Unforgettable memories leave a sign!"


 Optional Excursions

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