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Sacred places in Abruzzo

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The route of Saint Thomas, whose relics have been treasured in Ortona Cathedral since 1258, is a religious and cultural itinerary long more than 450 kilometres, that perfectly mix together faith, culture, art, nature, traditions and local food&wine. Spending two days in Abruzzo for your holiday, you will retrace a part of this suggestive itinerary: Manoppello – Lanciano – Ortona.

The first lag of the route is Manoppello, where the Holy Face of Jesus is treasured, a veil representing the original Christ’s image; moreover, Manoppello is very rich in religious history and architecture: the most important church is Santa Maria d’Arabona. Lanciano is the city of the first Christian eucharistic miracle, dated 8th Century, when a Basilian hieromonk, with doubt in his soul, saw the bread changing into living flesh and the wine changing into live blood. These relics are treasured in the church of San Francesco. The last lag of this route is Ortona, native city of Saint Thomas whose relics have been treasured in the local cathedral since 1258. Inside the abbey, you can also admire a huge painting made by Basilio Cascella representing Saint Thomas’ doubt and the stone of its original grave, stolen from Chios Island in Greece.

The journey includes: Cultural Tours

Day 1

• Arrival to Manoppello;
• Guided tour in the Holy Face Basilica, projection and entrance in the permanent exhibition dedicated to the relics;
• Lunch in a typical restaurant;
• Free afternoon to visit the town;
• Transfer to Lanciano, dinner and overnight.

Day 2

• Breakfast;
• Guided tour in Lanciano;
• Lunch in a typical restaurant;
• Transfer to Ortona and guided tour;
• Transfer to Lanciano, dinner and overnight.

Day 3

• Breakfast;
• Departure.

End of journey
Minimum number of participants: 35 persons
Price includes
•   2 overnight in 3-4* hotel in Half Board
•   2 typical lunches
•   Tour guide
Price not includes
•   Transfers
•   Beverages during meals
•   Everything not clearly indicated in “The price includes”
Travel time
3 Days and 2 nights
Your guide
Tour guide
We suggest to bring
•   Comfortable clothes and shoes, camera
Book now at € 162 per head