Journey Italy

Try out the serene and simple Franciscan lifestyle.

Join us on a pilgrimage along the winding paths where a young man gave up all his earthly possessions to follow the call of Jesus to love the poor and the outcast 800 years ago. St. Francis' radical act of faith inspired a tectonic shift in the mission of the Church, the effects of which are still felt today.

You'll begin in Rome, where you will experience the awe and wonder of the ancient city and the Vatican, including Easter Mass said by the Pope. Next, you'll travel to the quaint Umbrian village of Assisi, where you'll live among practicing Franciscans. You'll be able to kneel in the spaces where St. Francis and his contemporary, St. Clare, prayed. And you'll have times of guided reflection and sharing about your semester abroad, and time to savor the unbelievable flavors of Umbrian cuisine.


When is Journey Italy?

Friday, April 14 through Friday, April 21, 2017

Where is it?

Rome, then Assisi.

When should I arrive?

Plan to arrive at the guesthouse in Rome by 4pm on Friday.

How much does it cost to attend?

The price for Journey Italy ranges from $595 to $645 depending on when the attendee registers for the event.

What is included?

Journey Italy includes housing from Friday night, April 14, through Thursday night, April 20. Meals are provided beginning with breakfast on Saturday, April 15 through breakfast on Friday, April 21.

What if I need to cancel?

The $100 deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.

What is housing like?

You will be staying in Franciscan guesthouses. Also, know in advance that space is a premium in European cities - everything is smaller: apartments, houses, hotels, and hostels.

What should I pack?

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Towel and personal toiletries
  • Bible and journal

Which airport should I fly into?

Fly into the Rome airport.

How can I get from the airport to the hostel/starting point?

Details coming soon.

Can I stay in Italy longer?

You are welcome to stay longer in Italy, either before or after Journey! You will need to book your own hostel for any additional nights.

How do I pay my balance after registering?

After registering, the balance may be paid by logging back into your registration through this link. A week before the event, the remaining balance will be automatically deducted from the credit or debit card with which you registered.

Registration Rates


Rate valid until Wednesday, March 1. Register until 11:59 CST.


Rate valid until Saturday, April 1. Register until 11:59 CST.

To register, you must pay a $100 non-refundable deposit.

Register Now for Journey Italy

Rather go to Spain or Ireland? Check out Journey Spain and Journey Ireland!