Spiritual Walking Tours with Fr. Greg

Fall 2018 (Two special day tours)

(Special fees for these tours outside of Rome)

Six Morning Walking Tours: September 18 and 25; October 2, 9, 23 and 30

Tuesday Mornings, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (time approximate)

Requested Donation: 10 Euro for each tour

Reservations are necessary. Fees are collected on the tour.

Except for the day trips, all tours begin at the Piazza della Repubblica in front of the Farmacia (Pharmacy with the large Green Cross) at 9:30 AM. Fr. Greg will have a sign. It’s right next to the Metro entrance, left side if you are facing the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli. If you get lost call (+39 ) 347.367.9025.

September 18, 2018: The Trastevere Churches of Santa Maria in Trastevere, Santa Cecilia, San Crisogono and San Francesco a Ripa.

September 25, 2018: The Pantheon and the Nearby Churches: Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, Sant’Eustachio, Santa Maria in Campo Marzio, San Luigi dei Francesi and Sant’Agostino, concluding with Mass at Sant’Antonio dei Portoghesi.

October 2, 2018: The Aventine Hill Churches of San Saba, Santa Sabine, Sant’Alessio, Santa Prisca and San Anselmo. Synagogue and Jewish Museum Tour changed to October 9 due to Jewish festival on October 2.

October 9, 2018The Synagogue of Rome and the Jewish Museum (entrance and guide fee 15 euro extra, reservations for this tour must be made by October 1st. Limited to 25 people). Meet at Piazza della Repubblica at 9:15 AM.

October 23, 2018: Basilica of Santa Priscilla near the Villa Ada on Via Salaria. Includes Mass in the Catacombs.

October 30, 2018: the Churches of Quattro Coronati, San Clemente and Santa Stefano, and the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018: Palazzo Reale in Caserta

Day Trip:  We depart Stazione Termini at 8:05 and return to Rome at 5:20 PM.  Trip includes train tickets, admission, tour guide and pranzo at a local restaurant.  Total cost: €100 per person.  Reservations and payment need to be made by October 10.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018: Day Trip to Assisi (details below)

Day Trip to Assisi

Wednesday, November 7

Depart Termini at 7:58; Arrive in Assisi at 10:07.

We will take a bus up the hill to visit, hopefully in time to stop for cappuccino.

We will celebrate Mass at 11 AM at the Chiesa di Santa Chiara followed by a quick tour and then a visit to the Church of San Rufino. After that we will have pranzo at the Hotel dei Priori. Then we will go down the stairway to San Francesco Piccolino and Chiesa Nuova. We have booked a tour with a Franciscan Friar at 2:45 PM in the Basilica of San Francesco.

After the tour, we will make a choice: we can then go directly to the train station and take the 4:24 train back to Rome, arriving at 6:35 PM, OR we can take our time at the Basilica and then visit the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli and take the 6:27 PM train back to Rome arriving at 8:32 PM. The total cost of the day is 100 euros, payable by November 4.

Once people sign up, we will get a sense of when we want to return back to Rome. Of course, part of the group can go back on the earlier train, and the other part can stay longer, but the decision will have to be made before November 2nd, so Fr. Greg can buy the tickets.

 Contact  Fr. Greg to make a reservation.

These tours involve a great deal of walking, so wear comfortable shoes.  And don’t worry, there’s always a cappuccino break!













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Reservations are necessary. Fees are collected on the tour.

contact Fr. Greg









For guided walking tours, we also recommend our parishioner Brian "Kim" Dolan. He offers guided walking excursions, of various sites and churches in Rome, from a Catholic perspective. His website is:


You can contact him at  


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