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    Religious Italy: Loreto

    Travel to the city of Loreto tucked inside the countryside of the South of Le Marche region. Famous as a pilgrimage destination and surrounded by olive fields, experience the “Shrine of the Holy House” a tranquil and serene place of worship and a popular Marian pilgrimage place!

    DEPARTURES

    Daily Departures from November 2019 to October 2020

    Included:
    • Accommodation in 3-star hotels
    • Private transfer from Ancone to the hotel in Loreto
    • Roundtrip train tickets in 2nd class from Rome to Ancona
    • Meals as per itinerary (please inform us at the moment of the booking, in case of any food allergy or dietary restrictions)
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    Not Included:
    • Tips
    • Porterage service
    • Drinks
    • Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned
    • City tax for overnight stays (according to each city council rules)
    • Everything that is not mentioned in included
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    Optional Extras:
    • Airport or Train Station Transfers
    • Pre and Post Accommodation

    PRICING DETAILS

    Click Book Online for 2019 & 2020 pricing!
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    Pricing is based on 3-star accommodation category

    • All prices are per person
    • City tax not included (paid directly at the hotel)
    • Drinks are not included with meals

    Religious Italy: Loreto
    Rome > Loreto > Rome

    ITINERARY

    DAY 1: ROME > LORETO

    Departure by a bus from Rome Tiburtina train station (bus company “Prima Linee”). The journey is about 4 hours, on comfortable buses with complimentary water, coffee and Wi-Fi in order to make your trip pleasant. Arrival in Loreto where you will reach, on your own, your hotel. Overnight in the hotel.

    DAY 2: LORETO

    Breakfast in the hotel. Free day to visit the Marian cult capital. Loreto has the shape of a great gigantic sanctuary, protected by great walls and bastions built in the XVI century. The history of the “Shrine of the Holy House” begins in the XIII century with the transportation from the Holy Land of the Nazareth house where Virgin Mary lived in. This precious relic was transported in Italy after the defeat of the Christian armies, against the Islamic hordes, during the time of Crusades. The heart of the city is the Virgin Mary Square. Adorned by a beautiful baroque fountain in front of the stunning Basilica, built between the late Gothic period and the Renaissance, in order to protect the Holy House, where Mary received the Archangel Announcement, from a massive pilgrimage. The relic is inside the Basilica, under the amazing Cupola and protected with a marble screen, designed by Bramante.

    Inside the Holy House, there’s a niche containing a black statue of the Virgin Mary. Don’t miss the chance to visit also the Museum- Pinacoteca where you can admire masterpieces of Lorenzo Lotto and an important collection of ceramic artworks. The museum is inside the Apostolic Palace, in the west-north side of Virgin Square. The tour can continue around Boccalini street shops, through beautiful Piazzale Loreto apses and finally enjoy a great panoramic city view from Giovanni XXIII square. Overnight in the hotel. Meals: B

    DAY 3: LORETO > ROME

    Breakfast in the hotel. Return to Rome on a bus. Arrival and end of services. Meals: B