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Italy

Italy is a year-round delight. From wandering the ancient wonders of Rome to exploring the height of artistic achievement in the architectural marvels of Florence; from immersing yourself in the explosion of revelry at Carnevale in Viareggio, to scaling the vertiginous heights of the twisting Amalfi coast, there is an endless trove of riches to explore.

Ranked 71st by land area worldwide, Italy is home to more Unesco World Heritage sites than any other country on Earth. Whether you are exploring life frozen in time two millennia ago in Pompeii, or wandering the birthplace of St Francis in Assisi, wonders of architecture, nature and artistic achievement are never more than a few steps away.

For a place which is a living history lesson, Italy is also one of the world’s capitals of contemporary style. From Dante to Verdi to Ferrante to Piano, this humble boot is the birthplace of many generations of arbiters of taste and observers of life. Your only challenge is choosing which patch is best for you.

Our most popular itineraries include Rome and Assisi, Padua and Venice, or the Island of Sicily.

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Rome and Assisi

We devote a day each to ancient classical Rome, the early Christian church and the Vatican.

Prices from £2,599 pp

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Ravenna, San Marino and Assisi

Visit Ravenna, home to eight early Christian monuments with bright and glittering mosaics, San Marino and Assisi is one of the best-preserved medieval towns in the world and one of Italy’s most spell-binding gems

Prices from £2,299 pp

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The Jewels of Lake Maggiore

Join us for seven days in Stresa, a splendid lakeside town, known as one of the jewels of Lake Maggiore

Prices from £1,925 pp

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In the Footsteps of St Peter and St Paul - Early Christianity in Rome

Christianity came to Rome in the 40s AD and its diffusion was supported by Peter and Paul who were martyred there under the Roman emperor Nero

Prices from £2,155 pp

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Jubilee Year in Rome and the Vatican City

We devote a day each to ancient classical Rome, the early Christian church and the Vatican.

Prices from £1,945 pp

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McCabe Educational Trust

The McCabe Educational Trust is the charitable wing of McCabe Pilgrimages, functions independently with its own board of Directors and is a registered charity.

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Organising a Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage is our speciality and in 2023 we celebrate our 40th year in business – so we must be doing something right! We work with all denominations and are happy to tailor every pilgrimage to the needs of each particular church. For instance, some parties would plan one or two Eucharists during their pilgrimage but others will choose a daily celebration. In the Holy Land, your focus may be the Galilean ministry or a re-creation of Holy Week in Jerusalem. You tell us what your particular interest is and we will recommend an itinerary

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