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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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Advent in Rome

With all the baroque churches, nativity scenes, the highest Christmas tree contest and luxury (decorated) shops, Rome belongs to Christmas. Yet, the city still reminds of the reason for the season with less kitsch and more tradition.

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Viareggio Carnival

Join us for a celebration before Lent to enjoy the romance and architecture of Tuscany, experience its culture of food and wine to indulge and delight the senses.

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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 £2,259 pp

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Rome and Assisi with Papal Audience

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

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Venice and Verona Carnivals

Enjoy carnival in the Italian region of the Veneto. Within the region we visit the cities of Venice and Verona as well as the towns of Padua (the city of Saint Anthony), Vicenza and Bassano del Grappa.

Prices from £2,299 pp

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Pilgrim ways and classical cities of Tuscany

A combination of walking, worship and sightseeing to enjoy the religious history, romance and architecture of Tuscany. Sun-drenched hilltop towns and villages from the Apennine Mountains to its characterful coastline.

Prices from £2,369 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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