There are few places that serve as a true touchstone to the art, food, and culture of a region as much as Siena, located in beautiful Tuscany, and our Catholic Pilgrimage to Italy begins in this beautiful city once considered a rival to Florence.  We will spend time in the famous campo and then discover the legacy of famous St. Catherine of Siena, a true mystic and one of the true “Doctors of the Church”.  With Siena as our base, we will travel to Umbria for a day trip to the hilltop city of Assisi, home to the world’s most popular saints.  Here we will trace the footsteps of Sts. Francis and Claire and discover how their desire to relinquish all for Christ, sparked a renewal of faith.  The following day we will visit Florence, the center of the Renaissance and the house for art works by Michelangelo and Brunelleschi.  The final days of this pilgrimage will be in Rome, the epicenter of the Catholic Church.  Here will visit Churches of Quo Vadis and St Peter in Chains and the burial chambers in the Catacombs of St Callixtus.  We will trace the power and influence once held by Rome with visits to the Colosseum and the Forum and then discover the incredible treasures found in Vatican City with visits to the Museum and the Basilica of St. Peter.  Imagine attending the celebration of Holy Mass in what is now the universal center of the Catholic Church and then exploring some of the other beautiful churches situated around Rome including the St. John Lateran and St Mary Major.