Today is Rome’s 2,775th birthday!
The girls and I made this video years ago. It’s silly, we are all a bit older now, technology has improved, and I play both a pregnant lady and a she-wolf. But we like it just the way it is.
It’s filmed on April 21st in Circus Maximus between Aventine Hill and Palatine Hill, so pretty much exactly where these events took place.
Speaking of Rome… what a difference a few weeks makes! These two photos were taken at the Scala Santa just two weeks apart. Everywhere in Rome is like this now. Hotels and guides are even busier than they were in 2019! People are so ready to travel now that most all restrictions are gone. It’s beautiful to see.
Space available on some upcoming pilgrimages
The Holy Land with Father Andrew Dalton
This trip is less than two weeks away, but I had several sign-ups in the last 24 hours, so if you are someone who can get away on short notice, this trip is going to be amazing. The Holy Land is still not crowded, like Rome, but it will be soon!
Austria and Oberammergau with Father Michael Baggott
I have 3 new openings for this pilgrimage. Vienna, Salzburg, and Oberammergau. This pilgrimage was sold out years ago, but a few spaces have opened up.
Oberammergau and the Shrines of Eastern Europe with Father Peter Idler
I have 1 (maybe 2) new openings. A completely new itinerary for me, Oberammergau with Austria, Prague, and Poland. And the pilgrimage is filled with my Patrons. I cannot wait to experience these places with you.
And three pilgrimages I’ve just announced…
Lourdes, Fatima, and Oberammergau
I offer Lourdes to Fatima every few years. It’s a beautiful pilgrimage. This year, we are included Oberammergau, since it only happens once every ten years.
October in Italy with Father Christopher Smith
My favorite time of year to visit Italy. Rome, Florence, Assisi, Orvieto, and Siena. Lots of churches, a few wineries, an olive pressing, and excellent food.
Holy Week in Rome
Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday with the Pope. Holy Thursday Altars of Repose. Stations of the Cross at the Colosseum. And a few days to relax in Umbria.
Be sure to celebrate Rome’s birthday today with some spritzes and pasta!
Ciao for now!