Pilgrimage to Italy

Our Pilgrimage to Italy tours take you to the most important religious shrines and sacred sites in this beautiful country and cradle of the Catholic faith.

On our pilgrimage tours you will discover historic places of devotion across Italy, such as Saint Peter’s Square and the Vatican, the birthplace of Saint Francis in Assisi, the basilica of Saint Anthony in Padua and the shrine of Padre Pio in San Giovanni Rotondo.

Travelling the country from the shores of Lake Garda and the Adriatic Sea to the mountains of Assisi and the magnificent squares of the Vatican and Rome, our pilgrimage to Italy tours bring you on a spiritual journey to the country of saints to admire its rich religious traditions, as well as its unique heritage, stunning cities and beautiful landscapes.

In addition to our scheduled departures throughout the year, we also work closely with many dioceses, parishes and private groups to design the perfect pilgrimage tour for their group.


The Joe Walsh Tours Pilgrimages travel experts have designed a range of memorable pilgrimage tours to Italy ranging from short breaks to week-long journeys; some of them combining pilgrimage with a few days relaxing by the seaside on the Amalfi Coast or on the Adriatic.


Our Pilgrimage to Italy travel packages generally include:

  • Return flights
  • Private transport in luxury coach
  • Accommodation in our selected hotels
  • Breakfast and dinner each day
  • Support and assistance from our experienced team of local guides and representatives
  • A detailed religious programme
  • Interesting scheduled visits and guided tours

Find our upcoming Pilgrimage to Italy escorted tours below or contact the Joe Walsh Tours Pilgrimages team for additional information.


These are some of the sacred sites and shrines across Italy we visit during our pilgrimage tours:


San Giovanni is the village in Puglia where Saint Padre Pio spent most of his life and where he received the Stigmata.


A beautiful UNESCO medieval town, Assisi is the birthplace of Saint Francis, the Franciscan order and Saint Claire of the Poor Claires.


A remote town in the Umbrian mountains, Cascia is the homeplace of Saint Rita.


Padua is a wonderful ancient walled city in the North of Italy where pilgrims can visit the relics of Saint Anthony, patron of lost things.


A small town on the Adriatic coast, Lanciano is the place where the first Catholic Eucharistic Miracle took place in the 8th century at the church of Saint Legontian.


Loreto is home to the site of the Holy House of the Holy Family, carried by angels from Nazareth to Loreto as it was about to be destroyed by Holy Land invaders.


An absolute pilgrim must-visit, Rome and the Vatican are the cradle of Catholic faith and home to magnificent buildings such as Saint Peter’s Basilica.

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