Malta & Sicily

May 1 - May 9, 2022

A Napa Institute Experience in Malta & Sicily

May 1 – May 9, 2022


Uncover the Catholic roots of Malta and Sicily as we trace the footsteps of St. Paul, visit important cathedrals, shrines, and catacombs, and enjoy the stunning coastlines of these islands.

We will begin our journey in Malta, whose churches and forts tell the story of the Knights of the Order of St. John (also known as the Knights of Malta). Ending in Sicily, we will explore the seaside cities of Syracuse and Catania, and the baroque town of Noto, where we will venerate their patron saints and discover the complex history of this fascinating island. We invite you to experience the beauty of these regions with us!



  • Daily Mass & opportunities for prayer, confession and spiritual direction with our chaplain, Fr. Roger Landry
  • Presentations by Dr. Andrew Abela, who will serve as the principal tour leader in Malta
  • Presentations by Mike Aquilina, who will serve as the principal tour leader in Sicily
  • Private tours of heritage sites
  • Memorable dining experiences and activities
  • A harbor cruise in Valletta on a traditional Maltese boat
  • Wine tasting in the Noto region of Sicily


Please click this link to view the  Malta & Sicily Itinerary.



  • Eight (8) nights’ accommodations at high end hotels (4 nights in Malta, and 4 nights in Sicily)
  • All Meals and beverages
  • Motor coach specified sightseeing
  • Transportation from Malta to Sicily
  • Tour manager
  • Local guides according to the itinerary
  • Special and customized sightseeing and entrance fees according to the itinerary
  • Daily Mass in  historic 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 $1,500  for solo travelers.) The trip is sold land only.



For questions regarding registration or to receive a registration form, please email us at For more information or to access online registration, please click on the “Register” button below.


COVID Travel Update

We are monitoring the COVID situation and entry requirements for Malta and Sicily and will communicate the necessary information to attendees in the months leading up to the trip. Please note that both locations currently require all tourists entering the country from the U.S. to be vaccinated. (Unvaccinated individuals would be required to quarantine.)  In addition there may be COVID testing requirements. 



Conference SPEAKERS

Mike Aquilina

Executive Vice President and Trustee of St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology

Fr. Roger Landry

Attaché, Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations

Dr. Andrew V. Abela

Dean, Busch School of Business at The Catholic University of America