Winter 2017 Spiritual Walking Tours

Spiritual Walking Tours with Fr. Greg,

Winter/Lent 2017 (Revised Schedule, 25/01/2017)

Two special tours on Thursday, Thursday, February 16 and Thursday, March 16

(Special fees for these tours outside of Rome)

During Lent (March): Thursday Morning, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (time approximate)

March 2, 9, 23 and 30, 2017, Fee:  10 Euro for each tour

Reservations are necessary. Fees are collected on the tour.

Thursday, February 16, 2017: Necropolis and Museum of Cerveteri (Cost: approx. 40€). This is a three hour tour and the cost will depend on how many people are interested (approx. 40 euros), so please let me know by February 6.  We will leave from Stazione Termini at 9 and return by 3:30.   The Cerveteri Necropolis is the most imposing in all Etruria and one of the most magnificent in the entire Mediterranean basin. You can get lost as you wander the streets of this “city of the dead”, enter its houses and take a trip back in time, aided by the multimedia installations that use audiovisual projections, virtual reconstructions, sound and light effects and 3D videos to show you how the tombs would have looked more than two thousand years ago, reproducing the atmospheres of the day and the treasures they conceal.

The National Museum of Cerveteri, home to numerous Etruscan artefacts, including the celebrated Sarcophagus of the Spouses, is a world leader for its use of technology, as applied in the innovative “touch on glass” project: you touch a glass display case and archaeological artefacts thousands of years old come back to life to tell you about the history, anecdotes and secrets of the mysterious world of the Etruscans. The project puts Cerveteri up there at the top of the world’s hi-tech archaeological site rankings.

Thursday, March 2, 2017: The Coelian Hill Spiritual Walk

Santa Maria in Domnica, Santo Stefano Rotondo, Ss. Giovanni e Paolo, and San Gregorio.  Meet at Santa Susanna at 9:30.  Will try to get tickets for Scavi tour below Ss. Giovanni e Paolo.

Thursday, March 9, 2017: The Catacombs of San Sebastiano on the Via Appia Antica.  Following the tour we will celebrate Mass in the Basilica. Meet on the steps of Santa Susanna at 9:30 AM.

Thursday, March 16, 2017DAY TRIP TO NAPLES (Napoli) On Thursday, March 16, Fr. Greg is offering a full day tour of Naples (Napoli).  We depart from Stazione Termini at 7:30 AM and return at 6:10 PM.  Total cost is 120 euros (includes train tickets, entrance fees and pranzo).  We will see the Duomo, San Lorenzo Maggiore and Scavi of the Roman Forum, San Gregorio Aremeno, San Domenico Maggiore, Santa Chiara, Gesù Nuovo, Cappella Sansevero and the Via dei Presepii. Need payment and commitment by March 1st.  Need payment/commitment by March 1st. so I can get a discount on the train tickets and make reservations.

Thursday, March 23, 2017From Marcus Aurelius to San Marco

We will tour the CampidoglioMuseum, plus Santa Maria Ara Coeli and San Marco.  Meet at Santa Susanna at 9:30 AM.

Thursday, March 30, 2017San Pietro in Vincoli and Michelangelo's sculpture of Moses, Santa Maria ai Monti, San Francesco a Paola and Sant'Agata.  Meet at Santa Susanna at 9:30 AM












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Reservations are necessary. Fees are collected on the tour.

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For guided walking tours, we also recommend our parishioner Brian "Kim" Dolan. He offers guided walking excursions, of various sites and churches in Rome, from a Catholic perspective. His website is:

You can contact him at  


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