What's Included?
Your pilgrimage fee includes: 
  -Your round trip flight from Columbus, Ohio to Rome Italy. 
  -Round trip airport shuttle in Italy.
  -Breakfast every morning.
  -Mass in Italian everyday.
  -Metro and Bus Pass for all of Rome for your entire stay.
  -Round trip train tickets for day trips to Assisi and Siena.
  -Tickets to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel.
  -Scavi Tour (pending reservations)
  -Guiding by Mike & Sue Denz to some of the best basilicas,
    churches and historic sites in Rome, Siena and Assisi.
  -There are no other hidden taxes or fees.  

You are responsible for: 
  -All other meals besides breakfast.
  -Entrance fees to additional places not mentioned
    above, which are optional.

​Lodging is at a religious 
guesthouse, my favorite
place to stay.  It is 
located just a seven 
minute walk from the 
Vatican.  Click the
picture to the right 
for details.

View of St. Peter's Basilica
from guesthouse window.

Contact Mike with any questions you have: romepilgrimage@gmail.com. 
St. Catharine Parish
Columbus, Ohio
Italy Pilgrimage
Rome - Assisi - Siena

with Mike & SueDenz        March 23-31, 2023
                                         Just $3150
                                                                                            Per person/Double occupancy

We love taking people to Italy
St. Gemma's Catholic Pilgrimages is a small business Sue and I started in 2013.  We wanted to create an experience so parishes and Catholic high schools could get a truly Catholic pilgrimage, not just a guided tour.  I have guided groups of pilgrims throughout Rome, Assisi and Siena dozens of times.  

Ever since we came to Columbus I've wanted to take a small group (there are only 20 spots available) of St. Catharine parishioners to Italy and personally share some of my favorite churches, basilicas, sites and restaurants in Italy.  By doing it next March there is the added bonus of going during the holy season of Lent.  

In the many churches we will visit we will find the tombs of Catholic saints, including... Sts. Peter, Paul, Catherine of Siena, Pius X, John XXIII, John Paul II, Francis, Clare and many more!  As well, we will be present at a Wednesday audience with the pope!

I worked to make the price of this pilgrimage very affordable.  The registration deadline is September 30, 2022.  A $300 deposit is due upon registration.  The balance is due on January 15, 2023.

Please email me at romepilgirmage@gmail.com with any questions you have.  You can register by clicking the blue link above.   You will also find the information contained in the links below helpful.

We will have a meeting in February to answer questions and help prepare you for the pilgrimage.

I hope you're able to join us in Italy!

God bless,
Mike & Sue Denz

Our Itinerary
March 23 - Thursday - Fly to Rome.
March 24 - Friday - Arrive in Rome -  visit St. Peter's
                    Square & surrounding area.
March 25 - Saturday - Visit St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican                      Museums, Sistine Chapel & churches in                            Trastevere.  
March 26 - Sunday - Angelus with Pope, visit St. Mary                      Major & St. Paul's Basilica.
March 27 - Monday - Trip to Siena.
March 28 - Tuesday - Trip to Assisi.
March 29 - Wednesday - See Pope at Papal Audience.
                    Visit Colosseum, Roman Forum & Gesu.
March 30 - Thursday - Visit St. John Lateran, the Holy                      Steps, Holy Cross, Navona Square, 
                    St. Augustine, St. Agnus and Pantheon.
March 31 - Friday - Fly Home
                             *Exact days and times of events are subject to change.
                              **Colosseum and Forum tickets not included.
                         The Sistine Chapel                             View from Dome of St. Peters                Tomb of St. Catherine of Siena
Just some of what we will see...
                                               St. John Lateran Cathedral                                  Tomb of Pope St. John Paul II