Join Heather Evertsen
on a special tour of Italy this fall
Discover Gospel Remnants
in the Eternal City of Rome, Florence and Naples and Venice
Discover the life of the Apostles Peter and Paul. Explore gems of the Vatican and learn of ancient remnants of temple rites and traditions.
Sep 28 - Oct 7, 2018 - 9nt 10 Day Tour
Trip is $1997*
with International Air from Los Angeles, Chicago, Ft. Lauderdale or New York to Rome.
*Per person based on double occupancy
taxes/fees $197.52 pp
Single supplement additional $500.
(Initial non-refundable deposit to hold your rate and space is $800 per person
Final payment due 3 months prior to departure) Airfare at agents descression for itinerary.
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Discover the home of the of the Apostles Peter and Paul. Visit the center of Christianity to the world while focusing on the Life of Christ. Every hill, every stone has a story to tell and a testimony to bare of the divinity of the Christ. You will never read the scriptures the same as your mind and memory will take you back to Italy and our journeys again and again.
When is comes to gaining gospel knowledge, it is best have your spiritual feast along with a temporal one. With a keen knowledge of Catholicism, your guide Heather Evertsen is fun, knowledgeable and focused on you having a great time while learning insights to the Gospel on this one of a kind itinerary.
Day by Day Itinerary
(Subject to changes at guide's discretion
for effeciency and concern for the group)
Gospel Remnants of Florence, Rome, Naples, Ravenna and Venice Italy
Friday, Sep 28, 2018
Depart USA from either LAX, ORD, NYC or FLL
The included airfare arrives in Rome first then you will collect your luggage and board another flight to Naples. When you arrive in Naples there will be a transfer for you to the hotel. There will be options for dinner when you arrive. The cost of dinner is on your own.
LDS ward in Pozzuoli.
We will visit the site of Paul's landing in Naples and visit the fish market nearby and find lunch.
This day you will experience the ancient like you never have before. We will escort you through the ancient city life of bankers, slave traders, politicians, and normal Roman citizens. You will see the forum, the temples, the courthouse, the homes, the bathhouses, theaters, and the amphitheater.
You will be escorted by a Latin teacher through the city that was destroyed by Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D.
After our exciting visit to Pompeii we will transfer by bus to Rome (The Eternal City)
Vatican Museum - St Peter's - St. Paul's
You will spend this day walking the cobble stone streets of downtown Rome. We will visit the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basiilica. See Michelangelo's Pietà, one of the most beautiful tender marble sculptures in the world.
Afterward follow tasty aromas leading you to artisan gelato shops and fine traditional Roman Cuisine for a good lunch.
Visit the historic church where it is believed that the Apostle Paul was executed. Learn the doctrinal significance of the gilded Latin inscriptions in this beautiful basilica.
Coliseum/Roman Forum/Campidoglio/Pantheon and Trevi Fountain
Visit the Gladiators' arena, the height of Ancient Roman entertainment. Learn Coliseum-specific Latin terms that have influenced the related terms we use today! See how the Classical Age morphed into the Early Middle Ages as the Roman Empire declined and Christianity rose from obscurity.
Learn about ancient Roman life as we escort you through the Roman Forum - the city center of every-day life 2,000 years ago. You will see the old interweaved with the 18th-20th century and see the church where tradition holds is the ancient prison of the apostles Peter and Paul.
We will visit the Pantheon and Trevi Fountion. As we bus to Florence we will stop at the LDS Temple site in Rome before transferring to our hotel in Florence.
Today we travel to Carrara to see the quarry that supplied the white marble used for Michelangelo's David as well as the Rome Temple Visitor Center's Christus.
The ancient world famous marble quarries of Carrara, are located along the coast north of Pisa. The quarries where many of the famous pieces of Italy have originated from including Michelangelo’s David, and many more. The statues of the Christus and 12 apostles created by Bertel Thorvaldsen of which the LDS church has adopted to use in many locations of the church also originated in Carrara. As part of the production of the Rome Temple, the church has commissioned a project to recreate the Christus (15 feet tall) and all 12 apostles (life size), made with the most rare marble from Carrara for the Rome Temple Visitor Center. You will have the opportunity to see sculptures (not necessarily those commissioned by the Church) being created and finished in the workshop in Carrara.
We will be able to visit the inside of the work shop to see the process of this creation and the robotic machines that do a lot of the cutting before the artists do the finish work..
(Note: The Christus and Twelve Apostles will have already been moved to Rome Temple Visitor center by the time of this tour. We will not be able to view them due to the site is under construction.)
This day tour will cover Michelangelo's David, Duomo, and have time to shop in Florence. This evening we transfer to Ravenna and overnight.
Today we visit Ravenna where we find the Seal of Melchizedek, in the Basilica of San Vitale, and more gems, before continuing onto explore Venice. Our hotel is outside Venice in Mestre, a town just over the bridge on the main land.
Sunday, Oct 7, 2018
Transfer to Airport OR continue on on you own.
Airfare from Los Angeles, Chicago, New York.or Ft. Lauderdale
Airport and Hotel Transfers
Trip Educator and Guide
Admission to All sites listed in the Itinerary
Taxes/fees of $197.52
Tipping for Bus driver and local guide (total $10/day)
Additional meals (plan on $25/day)
any personal items and snacks