Rome & Assisi Pilgrimage

with Fr. Nathan Malavolti, TOR


Travel to Italy for this exciting 10-day Pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi. Explore “The Eternal City” and all the marvels Rome has to offer – even experience a Papal Audience with the Holy Father! Visit important Catholic sites like the Holy Stairs, the minor Basilicas, ancient Catacombs and more, as well as some secular sites like the Trevi Fountain. Continue to Assisi to walk in the Footsteps of Saint Francis in his hometown. Immerse yourself in the rich culture, art & cuisine of Italy on this Catholic Pilgrimage!


Itinerary for Rome & Assisi Pilgrimage

Subject to change

Thursday, May 15

Day 1

  • Depart for Rome

Friday, May 16

Day 2

  • Rome
  • Bus transfer to Assisi

Saturday, May 17

Day 3

  • Tomb of Bl. Carlo Acutis
  • Basilica di Santa Chiara

Sunday, May 18

Day 4

  • St. Francis Basilica
  • Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels
  • Porziuncola
  • Capella del Transito
  • Church of San Damiano

Monday, May 19

Day 5

  • La Verna
  • Stigmata Chapel
  • Chapel of the Birds

Tuesday, May 20

Day 6

  • Depart for Rome
  • Greccio

Wednesday, May 21

Day 7

  • Papal Audience in St. Peter's Square
  • Basilica of St. Mary Major
  • Archbasilica of St. John Lateran
  • Holy Steps

Thursday, May 22

Day 8

  • Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter's Basilica
  • Tombs of St. John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI

Friday, May 23

Day 9

  • Catacombs
  • St. Paul Outside the Walls
  • Bernini Fountain
  • Church of St. Monica
  • San Luigi Francesi
  • Pantheon

Saturday, May 24

Day 10

  • Depart Rome
Franciscan Univeristy has partnered with 206 Tours to journey with you on this pilgrimage.

Fr. Nathan Malavolti, TOR

Fr. Nathan Malavolti, TOR, serves in Gaming, Austria, with Franciscan University’s study abroad program. He completed his PhD in analytical chemistry from the University of Illinois in 1986. After working as a research chemist, he discerned a call to the priesthood and the Third Order Regular Franciscans and was ordained in 2005. After eight years of serving on Franciscan’s Board of Advisors and teaching chemistry at St. Francis University in Loretto, PA, he came to Franciscan as vice president of Community Relations in August 2013. He then served as Chief Evangelization Officer until 2019. Between classes, office hours, and all his priestly duties, Fr. Nathan spreads God’s joy through his infectious smile and passion to live out his vocation in every aspect of his life.


Projected weather for

May 15 - May 24, 2025

55/77° F

Our lives can become very busy. That busyness can overwhelm us, and often times, we need to intentionally set aside time to quiet our hearts and turn our attention to God.

On a Catholic pilgrimage, you will not only experience a silence and atmosphere helpful for prayer, but you will travel in community, guided by spiritual leaders and supported by fellow pilgrims.

We invite you to join the Franciscan University community as we embark on a pilgrimage of faith!