Christian pilgrimage sites

There are many holy places to Christianity in Italy, and Gaeta Taxi Service is an effective point of reference for the many worshippers and pilgrims looking for the most comfortable way to reach these important religious sites. Our proposals can be combined, resulting in wonderful pilgrimages. If you come with a group of friends, you can share an interesting spiritual experience with maximum comfort and complete safety.

Jubilee Walk

On the occasion of the Jubilee of Mercy many worshipers choose to travel to Rome to ask for plenary indulgence for their sins. The Pontifical Council chose 4 Jubilee Churches, where the presence of priests for confession is guaranteed in many different languages.

Duration: 5 hours + transfer time from/to pick up/drop off location.
Morning

The route starts from the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran and from the nearby Holy Stairs, a destination for many pilgrims, since Jesus walked up these very stairs when he was interrogated by Pontius Pilate. Then we go on to the Trinity of Pilgrims Square to visit the Church of the Most Holy Trinity of Pilgrims, a historical pilgrim-reception place initiated by St. Philip Neri.

Afternoon

Transfer to the San Giovanni dei Fiorentini Jubilee Church for prayers and confession. The last leg of the journey is the St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City and a trip through the Holy Door.

* Admission tickets to sights are not included.
*Personal assistant and private tour guide are available on request.

Pietralcina and San Giovanni Rotondo: Padre Pio

A journey following St. Pio, the Capuchin friar who dedicated his life to the ill.

Duration: 5 hours + transfer time from/to pick up/drop off location.
Morning

Arrival in Petralcina, a small town in the Benevento area, 100 Km from Naples, where the Capuchin friar was born. He was canonized in 2002 by Pope John Paul II. Here you can visit the house where the friar was born, and the St. Francis’ Chapel, where he used to pray and the Capuchin friary.

Afternoon

Transfer to San Giovanni Rotondo, a small town in the Foggia area, where St. Pio from Petralcina lived and died. In 2004 a sanctuary was inaugurated in his honor. Every year millions of pilgrims arrive to San Giovanni Rotondo to pray over his mortal remains. In this small town Padre Pio wanted to have a hospital built, called the “Home for Relief of the Suffering,” which has now become, thanks partly to the worshipers’ donations, a state-of-the-art hospital at the national and international level.

* Admission tickets to sights are not included.
*Personal assistant and private tour guide are available on request.

Bari: Saint Nicholas

This is a destination both for Catholic and Orthodox worshipers.

Duration: 4 hours + transfer time from/to pick up/drop off location

The Basilica located in Bari, which holds St. Nicholas’ relics, has become a pilgrimage destination for worshippers worldwide since in 1087, when seamen from Bari purloined the bodily remains of the saint from Myra, in Turkey, where he was a bishop.

Inside the Basilica, you can visit the Museum of St. Nicholas, which holds a collection of treasures concerning the history of the cathedral and of the Saint, such as parchments, illuminated manuscripts, epigraphs and votive offerings from worshipers worldwide.

The basement hosts the crypt, with the Saint’s tomb, and the Russian-Orthodox Chapel, inaugurated in 1967, to honor the numerous Orthodox pilgrims visiting the Basilica. Events not to be missed are the majestic celebrations on December 6th and especially the fair taking place on May 7th-9th, during which the transfer of St. Nicholas from Myra to Bari is commemorated. The whole city celebrates: parades and processions are organized both in the small alleys in the old town and at sea.

For those who wish to visit the Basilica of St. Nicholas, the journey can be enriched with a visit to the nearby Polignano a Mare, well known for its old town perched over the sea and to the charming Alberobello, with its typical “trulli.” These are places of spellbinding beauty!

Entrust Gaeta Taxi Service with your trip to the St. Nicholas Basilica, we will take care of your needs. Fill out the request form and let’s organize your day in Bari and surroundings together!

* Admission tickets to sights are not included.
* Personal assistant and private tour guide are available on request.

Pompeii: Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of the Rosary

This is one of the main Marian shrines in Catholicism.

Duration: 4 hours + transfer time from/to pick up/drop off location.

When talking about Pompeii, it’s the excavations that usually come to mind. But the religious among us have a different perspective. Pompeii hosts the Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of the Rosary of Pompeii, a place of worship dedicated to prayer. Since 1902 a bloody thorn from Jesus’ crown of thorns has been kept here, along with a small piece of wood from the cross on which He died.

Inside the majestic church, you can see the painting of our Lady of the Rosary, dating back to 1875, as well as the organ with 6000 pipes, over the main entrance. The worshipers can follow service in the crypt underneath the sanctuary, where priests are at your disposal for confessions in various languages.

In the year of the Jubilee of Mercy, a pilgrimage to Pompeii and going through the Holy Door of the Sanctuary become even more important, as Blessed Bartolo Longo, a charismatic figure who founded the sanctuary, invited the worshipers to pray our Lady of the Rosary as “Mother of Mercy”.

For those who wish to visit the Shrine in Pompeii, the journey can be enriched with a visit to the impressive bell tower, to the astounding excavations and with a walk on top of the Vesuvius, from which you can enjoy a breathtaking view over the whole gulf of Naples.

Entrust Gaeta Taxi Service with your trip to the Shrine of our Lady of the Rosary, we will take care of your needs! Fill out the request form and let’s organize your day in Pompeii and surroundings together!

* Admission tickets to sights are not included.
* Personal assistant and private tour guide are available on request.

Assisi: St. Francis

A symbol of humbleness and poverty, an inspiration for Christians worldwide.

Duration: 4 hours + transfer time from/to pick up/drop off location.

Assisi is the city where the Saint was born, lived and died between the twelfth and thirteenth century. Here he founded the order named after him. St. Francis, who during his life left his wealth behind to devote himself to outcasts, is the patron saint of Italy, a symbol of humbleness and peace worshiped worldwide.

His life and his deeds are a constant inspiration for our Pope Bergoglio, who decided to ctake the name of “the little poor man of Assisi”, to underline his will to build a Church which is closer to the needy and which can bring peace in the world and among religions.

The Saint’s tomb is a pilgrimage destination for millions of worshipers coming from all over the world to pray. Assisi has become a symbol of peace: every year an impressive torch-light procession is organized for world-peace and reconciliation of all Churches. The majestic basilica and the friary dedicated to the Saint are treasures of Italian art visited by large numbers of tourists and are famous for Giotto’s and Cimabue’s paintings as well..

For those who wish to visit the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, the journey can be enriched with a complete visit to the Upper and Lower Church, to the majestic Basilica of Saint Mary of the Angels and maybe with a walk in the nearby Orvieto, with its beautiful Cathedral and typical St. Patrick’s Well.

Entrust Gaeta Taxi Service with your trip to the Basilica of St. Francis, we will take care of your needs! Fill out the request form and let’s organize your day in Assisi and surroundings together!

* Admission tickets to sights are not included.
* Personal assistant and private tour guide are available on request.

Cascia: Cascia: Saint Rita of Cascia

She is the patron saint of families, of brides and mothers in particular, and of desperate cases.

Duration: 4 hours + transfer time from/to pick up/drop off location.

St. Rita lived in a small town in the heart of Italy, where she died in the mid-fourteenth century. She is worshiped by the faithful worldwide for her humbleness and ability to forgive, an example of devotion as bride and mother first and as widow and nun after that. The Saint, whose life straddles the 14th and 15th century is called “the patron saint of impossible cases,” since during her life she forgave her husband’s murderers and managed to bring reconciliation to the respective families. She is also the Saint of the “thorn” and of the “rose,” titles deriving from the thorn that wounded her forehead as a symbol of Christ’s suffering on the cross and from the rose that bloomed in her garden in the depths of winter.

The Basilica dedicated to her memory holds her mortal remains, dressed in the gown that her sisters sewed for her after she died. In addition to the basilica you can also visit the Monastery where the saint lived for more than 40 years in enclosure, mortifying her body through constant chastising and remaining in her cell for weeks without talking to anybody but God.

For those who wish to visit the Shrine of St. Rita, the journey can be enriched with a visit to the nearby Monfalco, a small Medieval town, where time seems to have stopped. Here you can visit the Monastry of St. Clare and the respective church, wanted by her, which holds her body and her relics.

Entrust Gaeta Taxi Service with your trip to the Shrine of St. Rita, we will take care of your needs! Fill out the request form and let’s organize your day in Cascia and surroundings together!

* Admission tickets to sights are not included.
* Personal assistant and private tour guide are available on request.

 

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