March 12-23, 2016

Date Location Activity Practical details

March 12

Boston to Naples Meet at 2:00 pm at Logan Airport, Terminal E for departure from Boston to Paris (and on to Naples)


Delta 243: 4:58 pm


Ar. Paris 6:10 am Sunday


March 13

Arrival in Naples Meet Tour Manager( Eileen Allen) and coach for transfer to Sorrento Free afternoon to explore Sorrento, a charming resort town on the Bay of Naples.  Evening mass in Sorrento for those who wish. AF117 8: 09.45am

Paris /Naples

Arrival Naples at noon

Hotel Central

Corso Italia, Sorrento



March 14

Tours from our base at Sorrento Departure for half day visit to the ancient Greek temples at Paestum.  Tour the sites and return after a leisurely lunch to Sorrento. Breakfast and dinner in hotel.

March 15

Tours from our base at Sorrento Full day visit to Herculaneum, one of the cities buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, and the magnificent villa of Oplontis, once the home of Poppea, Nero’s second wife. Breakfast and dinner in hotel.

March 16

Departure for Rome with visits en route Morning visit to the Naples Archaeological Museum, followed by pizza lunch in Naples.  Afternoon visit to the cave of the Sibyl at Cumae, where Aeneas found a guide to the underworld and the golden bough.  Brief stop at Pozzuoli amphitheatre if time allows.  Continue to Rome. Hotel President


Via Emanuele Filiberto, 00185 Rome.


Restaurant dinner for all.


March 17

Rome Guided visit to the Colosseum, Forum, including Arch of Titus and Palatine Hill.  Afternoon visit to Vatican City (options: St. Peter’s, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel).  Evening at the Spanish Steps. Breakfast in hotel.

Allowance for dinner in small groups


March 18

Rome Morning tour beginning from Campidoglio (Marcus Aurelius), and then following in the footsteps of Jullius Caesar on the Ides of March (Largo Argentina) to Pantheon; lunch around Pantheon; visit Domus Romane, then free time for shopping.  Evening excursion to Trevi Fountain. Breakfast in hotel.

Allowance for dinner

in small groups


March 19

Rome Roman churches: San Clemente, Michelangelo’s Moses in San Pietro in Vincoli (metro or walk from one to the other); afternoon bus to Museo Borghese with stop at Bernini’s St. Theresa in Ecstasy at Santa Maria della Vittoria.  Evening at Piazza Navona. Breakfast in hotel.

Final dinner in Rome.




March 20

Rome Departure from Rome around 10.30am. (Students who wish may attend Palm Sunday Mass at the nearby Basilica of St. John Lateran.)  Travel via Siena with short stop.  Eileen will take the group to the Campo square which is the main site of Siena. Continue to Florence for dinner and overnight stay. Hotel Albion :  Phone number



Dinner in hotel


March 21

Florence Duomo, Baptistry, Santa Croce (Pazzi chapel), Bargello Museum. Half day walking tour with local guide. Breakfast in hotel

Dinner allowance provided


March 22

Florence, Bologna Uffizi Gallery, Santo Spiritu Church, Academia, San Lorenzo Church (Medici tombs, Laurentian library)  Half day walking tour with local guide.

After dinner, depart for Bologna.

Breakfast in hotel. Dinner in local restaurant

Overnight at

Hotel Amadeus

Via Marco Emilio Lepido, 39

40132 Bologna,Italy



March 23

Bologna to Boston Morning transfer for return flight from Bologna to Boston (Via Paris CDG) AF1229:

Bologna/Paris 10.45/12.30

AF 338

Paris/Boston 4.10pm 7pm arrival in Boston



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