Pilgrimage to Italy – 2016

Fr. Robert Creagan of the Kalamazoo, MI, diocese led a pilgrimage to Italy.  The parish of St. Catherine of Siena is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year (2016), so, what better time for a pilgrimage to Italy?

We left Kalamazoo on November 1 by bus to the Grand Rapids airport and flew to Detroit, Amsterdam, and finally ariving in Rome the next morning.  We were met by our tour director, Evan, and our bus driver, Adriano.  These two took care of our every needs for the next 10 days.  Thank you to Fr. Creagan, Fr. Joseph, and Sea, Land, Air Travel and Collette for a wonderful pilgrimage.

Umbrian Countryside

Umbrian Countryside

Below are links to blog posts I wrote describing our travels and sharing my photos.  Please feel free to contact me with questions or comments by either leaving comments below or on any blog post, or by sending me an e-mail.  

Day 1 – Driving to Assisi from Rome

View from the Assisi Hotel

Assisi – Santa Maria degli Angeli

Assisi – Basilica di Santa Chiara

Assisi – Street Scenes – Part 1

Assisi – Art in the Streets

Assisi – Basilica di San Francesco

Assisi – Street Scenes – Part 2

Florence – Galleria dell’Accademia – Part 1

Florence – Galleria dell’Accademia – Part 2 – David

Florence – Galleria dell’Accademia – Part 3 – Plaster Casts and Florentine Gothic

Florence – Galleria dell’Accademia – Part 4 – Other Works

Florence – Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore – Exterior

Florence – Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore – Interior

Florence – The Battistero di San Giovanni

Florence – Piazza della Signoria

Florence – Santa Croce and Street Scenes

Siena – Street Scenes 1

Siena – Street Scenes 2

Siena – Santa Maria Assunta Exterior

Siena – Santa Maria Assunat Interior 

Siena – Baptistery and More Street Scenes 

Siena and Saint Catherine 

Siena Orienteering Race

Siena – Duomo Museum – Sculpture and Stained Glass Window

Siena – Duomo Museum – Icons and Paintings 

Siena – Duomo Museum – Other Treasures   

Siena – Street Scenes 4  

Siena – Street Scenes 5 and Church Bells  

Rome – Travel to Rome and Views near the Colosseum

Rome – The Colosseum

Rome – Piazza Navona

Rome – St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican City Area

Rome – Vatican Museums – Statues

Rome – Vatican Museums – Ceilings

Rome – St. Peter’s Basilica Interior

Rome – Santa Maria in Traspontina

Rome – Evening Scenes

Vatican City – Audience with Pope Francis

Rome – Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano

Rome – Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Rome – Basilica San Paolo fuori le Mura

Rome – Santa Maria sopra Minerva

Rome – The Pantheon

Rome – Three Other Beautiful Churches

Rome – Some Scenes from the Street

Rome – Fellow Pilgrims