Pilgrimage to Italy

  • Pilgrimage to Italy
  • Pilgrimage to Italy
  • Pilgrimage to Italy
  • Pilgrimage to Italy

Saint Francis de Sales Parish and Friends

Led by Fr. Eric Banecker, Spiritual Director

10-Day Pilgrimage to Italy | October 6–15, 2022


Dear Friends,

Pilgrimage to Italy

I would like to take this time to personally invite you, your relatives, and friends to join us on our spiritual journey to Italy’s greatest cities and special places dear to Christian hearts. We will begin our pilgrimage in Florence, exploring the city’s great artistic history, including Michelangelo’s superb “David” and the Cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiore. In San Gimignano, we’ll enjoy a regional wine tasting accompanied by Tuscan cheese and meats before touring the beautiful city of Siena and its gothic cathedral.

In Assisi, we will see, walk, and pray at the same locations where St. Francis, St. Clare, and many others before us came closer to God. We’ll stop in Orvieto, where the dramatic cathedral shelters the Miracle of Bolsena (Miracle of the Host), before continuing to the “Eternal City” of Rome. Here, we’ll visit the sacred sites of our Catholic faith, including the Sistine Chapel and the Basilicas of Christian Rome. We will take in the historic venues of ancient Rome, including the Roman Forum. We will even have the exciting opportunity to attend a Papal Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul!

Best of all, we will be celebrating our faith, forming deeper bonds of friendship, and enjoying food and customs of another culture. There is nothing like sharing such experiences with friends and family in faith. Please consider joining us!

Fr. Eric Banecker


Full package price including airfare: $4,000*

from Philadelphia International Airport, per person, double occupancy

Air and Land Package

Cost is $4,000* per person sharing a room when paying by cash/check. $4,200* if paid by credit card. Minimum deposit is $350.

Land Only Package

For Land Only travelers not requiring air transportation, the cost is $2,795* per person when paying by cash/check. $2,895* if paid by credit card. Minimum deposit is $350.

Would you like your own room?

For single travelers wishing to have their own room, the cost is an additional $750 per person for a single room.

*Package pricing is estimated and subject to change until we have confirmed airline arrangements by November 20, 2021.


  Enrollment Deadline: March 1, 2022

  Final Deposit Deadline: June 20, 2022

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