We invite you to join us as we explore the regions of Tuscany and Veneto in the spring of 2020. We will reflect on the lives of some of the great Italian saints, experience the masterworks of Florence, and explore the intersection of cultures in Venice. We will celebrate daily Mass in historic churches and join in prayer with fellow travelers.

Academic Lead

Fr. Innocent Smith, O.P.,  doctoral student in Liturgical Studies at the Universität Regensburg and an associate member of DFG Research Group Metropolität in der Vormoderne


Fr. Gabriel Gillen, O.P., Executive Director, Dominican Foundation and Director, Rosary Shrine of St. Jude

Fr. Patrick Moses, Rector of Holy Family Cathedral in Orange, CA.



  • A ticket to the Annual Rector’s Dinner at the North American College in Rome on April 23, before the trip
  • Private tours of art museums and churches
  • Reflections on the life St. Catherine of Siena and private tours of the places where she lived and prayed
  • Visit to the beautiful hill town of San Gimignano
  • Private lunch and wine experience at Fumanelli Vineyards, north of Verona

Optional Rome Activity

There will be additional activities in Rome on Saturday, April 25 for those who would like to join. Further details will be forthcoming.



Click here to view the itinerary: April 26 – May 4, 2020 Itinerary. We will be posting updates over the next few months.



  • Eight (8) nights’ accommodations at 5 star Hotels (5 nights in Florence & 3 nights in Venice)
  • All Meals and beverages
  • Luxury motor coach for specified sightseeing
  • Tour manager
  • Local guides according to the itinerary
  • Special and customized sightseeing and entrance fees according to the itinerary
  • Daily Mass in unique and historical churches (all locations are tentative and subject to confirmation)
  • Round-trip private airport transfers
  • Hotel & city taxes



Tour price is $8,900 per person. (There is a single supplement of $1,800  for solo travelers.) The trip is sold land only.



For questions regarding registration or to receive a registration form, please email us at events@napa-institute.org.