Our Trip!

Tiber Bridge Rome
Tropea Calabria Italy
Sicilian Cost Line
Church Berat Albania

Byzantine Heritage Trip

MAY 15-JUNE 1, 2020

What’s included:

16 Land Days in Rome, Calabria & Sicily visiting Italo-Albanian & Italo-Greek locations.

Conducted by myself & Monsignor R.Russo of the Melkite Catholic Church

COST PER PERSON;
DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: $3995
Single supplement: $850
Group size: 40+

Itinerary

DAY 0: FRIDAY MAY 15: FLIGHT FROM NEWARK TO ROME ITALY

DAY 1: SAT. MAY 16: ROME: HOTELB/ D
10:00AM: Arrive in Rome go to Hotel Museum(formally Alimandi) or similar
3-6 pm: Introductory bus tour of Rome
7;00pm: Vespers at the Russicum with a visit before to Santa Maria Maggiore
9:00PM: Dinner out

DAY 2: SUNDAY MAY 17: ROME: HOTEL/ B/L
7:30AM: Breakfast in Hotel
10:00am: Liturgy at Santa Maria in Cosmedin
12:00pm: Lunch at Sora Lella Isola Tiberiana
DINNER on your own

DAY 3: MONDAY MAY 18: ROME HOTEL/B/L
12:00PM: Lunch at Giulio
2:30PM: Optional Guided Tour of the Vatican Museums & the Basilica
5:30pm: Free time to shop and visit the Byzantine book store in Borgo Pio
Dinner on your own

DAY 4: TUESDAY MAY 19: BARI/COSENZA/B/D
7:00AM: Breakfast at Hotel
10:10AM: Train to Lamezia Calabria. Frecciabianca: 8873
3:13PM: Arrive in Lamezia. Our SAT driver will meet us to take us to our hotel.
7:30PM. Dinner in Hotel

DAY 5: WED MAY 20: COSENZA/HOTEL B/D
7:00AM: Breakfast in hotel
8:30AM: Leave for visit to Rossano(Codex Purpureus) possible the & Santa Maria del Patire: 1h 30m/ 86K
7:00PM : Dinner at hotel

DAY 6: THURSDAY MAY 21: COSENZA/HOTEL B/D ASCENSION
7:00AM: Breakfast in hotel
8:00AM; Bus for Lungro Ascension Thursday Liturgy at the Cathedral. 1h 30m/ 66K
Lungro to San Cosmo Albanese: 1h/50 K
6PM: Return to hotel /Dinner in hotel

DAY 7 FRIDAY MAY 22: PALERMO HOTEL B/D
7:00AM: Breakfast at Hotel
8:30AM: Bags on Bus leave for Cefalu: 5 hours 360 K
2:00PM: Arrive at Cefalu for afternoon visit & lunch.
Time to visit the Duomo, shop and explore the town
4;00PM: Leave Cefalu for Palermo hotel: 1h./69K
5:30PM: Arrive in Hotel
7:30PM: Leave for dinner

DAYS: 8, SAT. MAY 23 : PALERMO HOTEL B/L
7:00AM: Breakfast in hotel
Day Visit in Palermo. Starting with a visit to the market Ballero’, then to the Duomo & Shrine of Santa Rosalia, finally visit to the Palatine Chapel in the Norman Palace.
1:00PM: Lunch of typical Sicilian “Street Foods”
3PM: Guided visit to the Golden Cathedral of Montreale
7:00PM: Vespers at the Matorana
Dinner on your own

DAY 9: SUNDAY MAY 24: PALERMO HOTEL B/L/D
7:00AM: Breakfast in hotel
8:00 AM: Leave for Piana degli Albanesi for Divine Liturgy :35m/24K
After Liturgy enjoy a famous local cannoli & cappuccino
2PM: Light lunch on the way to Santa Cristina Gela: 7m/5K

DAY 10: MONDAY. MAY 25: PALERMO HOTEL: B/D
Breakfast in Hotel
Visit to the Italo-Albanian Town of Contessa Entellina: 2 h./84K
Dinner at local ristorante

DAY 11: TUES MAY 26: PALERMO HOTEL B/L
Breakfast in Hotel
Day to explore some other Italo-Byzantine villages
From Palermo to Mezzojuso 1 h 42K
From Mezzojuso to Palazzo Adriana(Cinema Paradiso) 1h/42K
Lunch at local/Dinner on your own

DAY 12: WED. MAY 27: ROME HOTEL B/D
Breakfast in Hotel
10AM: Leave for Palermo airport check in for flight
FLIGHT OPTIONS: 12:00PM-1:30 AZ
1:45PM:-3pm Flight to Fiumicino 1h. 10m 3:15-4:24
Dinner at local

DAY 13: THURSDAY MAY 28: ROME HOTEL B
7:00am: Breakfast in Hotel
FREE DAY IN ROME
Dinner on your own

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DAY 14: FRIDAY MAY 29: HOTEL ROME: B/D
7:00AM: Breakfast in hotel
8:30AM: Tour of Santa Maria Antiqua
1:00PM: Quick lunch followed by a walking tour of historic central Rome including the Pantheon & Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
7:30PM: Gather in lobby to go for dinner

DAY 15: SAT MAY 30: HOTEL ROME: B/D
FREE DAY
Meet at Greek College by the Spanish Steps for Vespers
Dinner out

DAY 16: SUNDAY:MAY 31:PENTECOST HOTEL ROME: B/L/D
7:00AM: Breakfast in hotel
9:30AM: Leave for Monastery of San Nilo in Grottoferrata for Liturgy; 45m/21K
11:00AM: Divine Liturgy
1:00PM: Leave for Ariccia for Porchetta lunch
7:30PM: Gala Dinner at Memmo with night walk thru Piazza Navona
DAY 00: MONDAY JUNE 1: FLIGHT UA 41 TO NEWARK
7:00AM: Leave for Fiumicino for flight to New York

TRIP INCLUDES:
• 16 Days touring in Italo-Byzantine sites in Rome, Calabria & Sicily in our private a/c bus
• Stay at 3 or 4 Star hotels
• 15 Buffet breakfast in the hotels /6 Lunches
• 11 Dinners either set menu or ala carte
• Visit to various religious sites in Rome, Calabria and Sicily to attend Liturgy
• Visit to the abbey of San Nilo in Grottaferrata with a porchetta lunch after in Ariccia
• Flight from Palermo to Rome
• Tips for the drivers

NOT INCLUDED:
• Round trip New York /Rome
• Beverages with meals
• Optional tours: Vatican Museum & Basilica tour: Price TBA
16 LAND DAYS TOURING THE ITALO-BYZANTINE HERITAGE IN ROME, CALABRIA & SICILY

CONDUCTED BY ALFREDO DE BONIS
& ECONOMOS ROMANOS V. RUSSO

 

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