“Pilgrims are not tourists. They have come, quietly and humbly, to seek the holy and enter more deeply into God’s Blessedness”.

Sr. Wendy Beckett

Explore Italy’s Spirituality

Saints of Italy

Church of Santa Maria in Vallicella

In 1551 St Philip Neri founded the Confraternity of Pilgrims and Convalescents in order to offer help and assistance to the many pilgrims who ...
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Church of the Gesù

The Church of the Gesù is the mother church of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). It was built on the same spot as the ...
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Basilicas and churches of Rome

Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

The Church of St Maria sopra Minerva was built in the 8th century over the ruins of the original temple ...
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San Sebastiano fuori le mura

St Sebastiano is one of the seven basilicas travellers to Rome usually visited, in particular after 1552 when St. Philip ...
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Basilica of St Peter in chains

Not far from the Coliseum, this Basilica was built in the 5th century over the site where S. Peter was ...
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Basilica of Holy Cross in Jerusalem

Founded by St Helena AD 320 on the grounds of her private home, this church houses the relics of the ...
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St Prassede

The Basilica of Saint Praxedes is an ancient titular church and minor basilica in Rome built on the spring where St Praxedes and her sister St Pudentiana,  the daughters ...
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Basilica 12 Apostoli

The Church of the Twelve Holy Apostles is a 6th century minor basilica in Rome. Dedicated originally to St. James and St ...
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St Andrew delle Fratte

St Andrew delle Fratte is a 17th century basilica church in Rome. The current church was built over a pre-existing one, erected in ...
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Many areas of Rome, above all along the Ancient Appian Way, offer artistic treasures going back to the dawn of ...
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Basilica of St Peter

“You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church” (Mt 16;18) From the piazza that, with its 140 ...
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Basilica of St Paul outside the Walls

Outside the city walls, Emperor Costantine erected the first church dedicated to St Paul, Apostle of the Gentiles. In the ...
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Basilica of St John Lateran

Cathedral of Rome, this Basilica is the seat of the Pope and Bishop of the city. It is dedicated to ...
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Basilica of St Mary Major

According to a 13 th century legend, the first church was built by Pope Liberius (352-66) on the site of ...
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Franciscan Way


Built in 13th century in the early Gothic style, this Basilica houses the relics of St. Clare, friend and protege of ...
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In 1205, in its dilapidated old oratory, the Christ on the crucifix came to life and spoke to Francis, saying, "Rebuild ...
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Francis was officially declared a saint on July 16, 1228. The following day, the pope Gregory IX laid the first stone ...
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Footstep of St. Paul

Three Fountain Abbey

The Cistercian Three Fountains Abbey is a timeless space. It raises on the spot called Acque Salvie where St. Paul was beheaded ...
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St. Benedict

Subiaco Monastery

St. Benedict chose to live alone in a cave (the Sacro Speco) for three years, sustained only by scraps of ...
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Montecassino Abbey

Montecassino Abbey, about 8 south of Rome, is the home of the sacred relics and monastery of St. Benedict (480-543), the ...
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Marian Shrines


Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2003, the Sanctuary of Oropa is situated less than 15 kilometres from ...
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This the sanctuary where the Holy House of the Virgin Mary is preserved and venerated. The tradition has it that part ...
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The Sanctuary is set on the old city’s ruins, on a promontory dropping sheer into the sea. The original church ...
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Eucharistic Miracles


Alatri Cathedral, is the principal church of Alatri, in south Lazio dedicated to Saint Paul. It houses the relic of ...
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