Piemonte Italy Pilgrimage with Sordevolo Passion Play

Join Fr. Tim on a 9-day/8-night pilgrimage to the Piemonte region of Italy for the Sordevolo Passion Play, spiritual sights such as the Sacred Mountain of Oropa (on the UNESCO World Heritage list) and Santuario Santa Maria di Loreto, as well as enjoying the authentic nature of this lesser-traveled area and it's outstanding cuisine.

Passion Play travel

Biella (3 Nts), Turin (2 Nts), Milan (1 Nt), Stresa (2 Nts)

Depart US on Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Return on Thursday, September 8, 2022

Land and Air Package:

$4,488 per person, double occupancy (Payments by Check)
$4,648 per person, double occupancy (Payments by Credit Card)

   Single occupancy is $970 additional

   For those who book their own flights, air credit is $1100.

Highlights

Highlights


  • Experience Sordevolo's Passion Play 
  • Visit the Oropa Sanctuary which contains the Black Madonna
  • Walking tour of Biella, a city rich in architecture, art, and archaeology
  • Explore a rice factory and a risotto tasting in Desana
  • Wine tastings in Roppolo and Langhe Hills
  • Cruise the majestic Lake Maggiore
  • Private guided tour of Milan's fine landmarks and palaces, including its breathtaking cathedral, the Duomo

Inclusions

Inclusions

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TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

  • Professional English-speaking Tour Leader throughout
  • Transport by luxury motorcoach
  • First Class Hotel accommodations based on double occupancy with private bath for 8 nights
    • Biella (3 nights): Agora Palace 
    • Turin (2 nights): Starhotels Majestic
    • Milan (1 night): Hotel Manin
    • Stresa (2 nights): Hotel Regina Palace
  • Porterage for one piece of checked luggage at arrival and departure of hotels
  • Nonstop Round trip flights on Delta between Atlanta and Milan
    • August 30:
      • Delta #174 Atl > Milan  6:20pm - 9:30am (8/31)
    • September 8:
      • Delta #175 Milan > Atl 11:30am - 4:15pm
  • Airport transfers in Italy on tour dates for scheduled group air
  • On-site Recess 4 Grownups event staff
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • City stay taxes

DINING

  • Breakfasts (8)
  • Lunches (2)
  • Dinners (6)
    • Welcome dinner, Farewell dinner
    • Local restaurants 

SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT, TOURS, ENTERTAINMENT

  • Mass Daily
  • Front section tickets to Sordevolo's Passion Play 
  • Grappa tasting
  • City walking tour of Biella
  • Wine tasting in Roppolo
  • Sacred Mountains of Piemonte, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Oropa Sanctuary and Black Madonna
  • Visit to the WiMu, the Wine Museum at Barolo Castle 
  • Wine tasting at the Marchesi di Barolo estate
  • Basilica of Superga in Turin
  • Tour the Cathedral of Turin and Museum of the Holy Shroud
  • Orientation tour of Alba, a city known for its white truffles, peaches, and wine production
  • Walking tour of Milan's major landmarks and highlights including its dazzling cathedral, the Duomo
  • Stroll the waterfront of Lake Como
  • Cruise the beautiful Lake Maggiore and visit the Botanical Garden on Isola Madre
  • Personalized audio system to hear every word your guide says, even from a distance

Itinerary

Itinerary

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TUESDAY AUGUST 30, 2022: UNITED STATES TO MILAN, ITALY

Depart your hometown and take an overnight flight to Milan. Enjoy in-flight entertainment and meal service on board.


WEDNESDAY AUGUST 31, 2022: ARRIVE IN MILAN | BIELLA

After your morning arrival into Milan's Malpensa airport, you'll be met and taken to your hotel in Biella, a city rich in architecture, art and archaeology.

In the afternoon enjoy a walking tour of Biella - you'll be entranced by the quaint walkways and old world charm. This evening will be followed by dinner in a lively restaurant located in the medieval village of Piazzo.  (Dinner)

OVERNIGHT: Agora Palace Hotel, Biella


THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 2022: BIELLA I ROPPOLO I RICETTO DI CANDELO I BIELLA

Medieval streets of the ancient village in Ricetto of Candelo, Biella province, Piedmont, Italy

This morning, travel to the village of Roppolo to visit a castle on the hills overlooking Lake Viverone and to visit its "Serra" wine cellar for a tasting of Piedmont's sparkling wines and grappa. We then continue to Ricetto di Candelo, a medieval fortified village built between the 13th and 14th centuries to protect food supplies, as well as the farmers' possessions in moments of extreme danger. Lunch is included in a typical local restaurant. Walking in the long "rue" (streets) paved with river cobblestones, between the high walls and the vigilant towers, time seems to have stopped and visitors can lose themselves among hidden courtyards and frescoed walls. This evening is open for you to explore more of the piazzas and hidden treasures of Biella. (Breakfast, Lunch)

OVERNIGHT: Agora Palace Hotel, Biella


FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 2, 2022: BIELLA I OROPA I SORDEVOLO I BIELLA

Sacred Mountains of Piemonte, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Today we explore the Sacred Mountains of Piemonte, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Oropa, placed at 3,900 feet above sea level, is tied to the cult of the Black Madonna.

After a visit of the Sanctuary we head to Sordevolo a village where, every 5 years since the beginning of the 18th Century, a Passion Play is performed with all the actors being local village people. After a visit of the museum you will enjoy a dinner at a local restaurant before attending the remarkable ''Passion of Christ'' performance. Return to your hotel in Biella. (Breakfast, Dinner)

OVERNIGHT: Agora Palace Hotel, Biella


SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 2022: TURIN

Cathedral of Turin and to the Museum of the Holy Shroud

This morning, depart to Turin, Italy's first capital. After a visit of the Basilica of Superga, we stop at Eataly, an outstanding fine foods venue where you can eat and shop for gastronomic delights.

In the afternoon, tour the city and learn of Turin's earliest Italian automotive industries and how the city has become a dynamic cultural and artistic hub. The charm of Turin is reflected in the Royal Residences, listed as a "World Heritage Site" by UNESCO.

Our tour includes a visit of the Cathedral of Turin and to the Museum of the Holy Shroud. Tonight, enjoy a delightful dinner in a local restaurant. (Breakfast, Dinner)

OVERNIGHT: Starhotels Majestic, Turin


SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 4, 2022: TURIN I LANGHE HILLS I TURIN

Langhe vineyards sunset panorama, Barolo and La Morra, Unesco Site, Piedmont, Northern Italy Europe.

Today, head south to venture into the Langhe Hills, home of the famed Barolo wine. The visit of WiMu, the Wine Museum at Barolo Castle will be followed by a wine tasting at the Marchesi di Barolo estate and cellars.

Continue to Alba, a city known for its white truffles, peaches and wine production, for an orientation tour. Return to Turin; in the evening we dine at a local restaurant. Overnight in Turin. (Breakfast, Dinner)

OVERNIGHT: Starhotels Majestic, Turin


MONDAY SEPTEMBER 5, 2022: TURIN I ASTI I MILAN

Asti is the principal town in one of the world’s most important wine–producing provinces

Depart Turin and begin the day with a stop in the medieval town of Asti. Famous for its sparkling Spumante wine, Asti is the principal town in one of the world's most important wine-producing provinces, and point of reference in the development of new agricultural practices for Italy and Europe.

Continue to Desana at a rice factory for lunch and a tasting of different rice types to learn why certain rice varieties make better risottos.

In the afternoon our journey continues to Milan, that boasts a refined atmosphere, brilliant contemporary art scene, and unique artistic masterpieces. The evening is at leisure to enjoy exploring the many restaurants and cafes. (Breakfast, Lunch)

OVERNIGHT: Hotel Manin, Milan


TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 2022: MILAN I COMO I STRESA

Italy-Milan-Duomo-Cathedral-ws-PP

This morning take a walking tour of key sites in the Milan central area to discover fine landmarks and palaces, including the Royal Palace, glistening Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, and La Scala Theatre, one of the world's leading opera houses. Marvel at the richness of its most iconic sight, the Duomo, Milan's dazzling Cathedral: featuring an elaborate pearly white façade adorned with 135 spires and 3400 statues, this imposing building looks like a magical fairytale crown or a wedding cake! The grand finale of your Milan tour is a memorable experience: a visit to Leonardo Da Vinci's impressive "the Last Supper". {Entrance is not guaranteed based on special events and limited access}

In the afternoon we depart Milan and head north to start to explore the Northern Italian Lake district. En route to Stresa, we stop in Lake Como, the southern tip of the lake and Como is known for its silk industry. We will have some time to stroll around and see what Como has to offer. Continue to Stresa to be welcomed to the Lake Maggiore area and to check in at your hotel. This evening enjoy a lovely local dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner)

OVERNIGHT: Hotel Regina Palace, Stresa


WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 7, 2022: STRESA

Stresa on the waters of Lake Maggiore

Enjoy some free time this morning to explore Stresa on the waters of Lake Maggiore. Stresa has skyrocketed from being a simple village of fisherman to a first class international resort. Enjoy an afternoon boat ride to visit the Borromean Islands in the middle of Lake Maggiore. Here we will visit Isola Bella (Beautiful Island) to see the 17th century Borromeo Palazzo, followed by a visit of the largest island Isola Madre (Mother Island) to see its Botanical Garden.

Afterwards, return by boat to Stresa. Enjoy some free time this afternoon. Tonight, we gather together for a farewell dinner in a local restaurant. (Breakfast, Dinner)

OVERNIGHT: Hotel Regina Palace, Stresa


THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 2022: RETURN TO THE US

Morning transfer to the Milan airport for return flight home. (Breakfast)

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Group Air: A group air block of 28 seats are available first-come, first-served at the published tour price. These seats are on Delta from Atlanta to Milan roundtrip on August 30,2022 and return on September 08,2022. Group air contracts include some restrictions: A minimum of 10 people must choose the group air option for the group price to be honored. Due to the airlines' reduced capacity and restrictive group reservation terms, group air reservations are often difficult to coordinate. The number of connections, length of layovers, and all conditions surrounding air travel cannot be guaranteed and may change before departure. Accordingly, if you require specific air travel needs and are not flexible concerning group air travel, you may wish to consider purchasing a Land-Only package and secure your own preferred air arrangements. Please note that group seats are assigned "at the discretion of the airline", although every effort will be made to fulfill requests, SPECIFIC SEAT ASSIGNMENTS CANNOT AND WILL NOT BE GUARANTEED. Seat numbers may not be advised until check in at the airport. If you require specific seats, Recess 4 Grownups, LLC suggests you book the tour package as "land only" and arrange your own air. In regard to Delta Skymiles, it is common for carriers to give partial or no credit for group flights. It is important to give your frequent flyer number at time of final payment to make sure any eligible miles will be recorded.  Group air is economy class and is not upgradable to first class, business, economy plus, etc. To travel with an upgrade, you must choose "Land Only" and book independent air. Checked baggage fees are not included in this tour package price. Most airlines charge fees ranging from free to $75 per bag one way. Checked baggage is limited to one bag per person. Details of Checked baggage and Carry On Luggage allowances will be in your final travel documents. Baggage is at owner's risk throughout the tour.

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We are not responsible for typographical or pricing errors. You agree to grant us (and third parties with whom we may engage in joint marketing) a worldwide, royalty-free, fully paid-up license to use your photographic, video, or digital likeness solely for our promotional purposes. For religious pilgrimage, your name will be shared with other participants prior to the tour; after the tour, you will must notify Change@Recess4Grownups if you do not want your contact details shared with the group members. Facsimile transmission of any signed document shall be deemed delivery of an original. At our request, you shall promptly provide an original document as well. If there are any conflicts between this Participant Agreement, the Reservation Form, and the Itinerary, this Participant Agreement shall apply.

If any provision of these terms and conditions shall be held unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remainder shall remain enforceable.

For California Residents: We are a registered Seller of Travel in the State of California (CST 2103869-40). Registration as a Seller of Travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. We are not a participant in the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund. California law requires certain sellers of travel to have a trust account, and we have a trust account at Bank of America. Upon cancellation of the transportation or travel services, where the guest is not at fault and has not canceled in violation of any terms and conditions previously clearly and conspicuously disclosed and agreed to by the guest, all sums paid to Tour Operator for services not provided will be promptly paid to the guest, unless the guest advises Tour Operator in writing, after cancellation. This provision does not apply where Recess 4 Grownups has remitted the payment to another registered wholesale seller of travel or a carrier, without obtaining a refund, and where the wholesaler or provider defaults in providing the agreed-upon transportation or service. In this situation, Recess 4 Grownups will provide the guest with a written statement accompanied by bank records establishing the disbursement of the payment, and if disbursed to a wholesale seller of travel, proof of current registration of that wholesaler.

For Florida Residents: We are registered with the State of Florida as a Seller of Travel. Registration No. ST- 38287.