School trip to Italy

Rome & Assisi

June 7 – 17, 2021 / $3000.00

This incredible journey will immerse you in the greatest moments and monuments of Roman and Christian civilization. Prepare to explore the ancient world’s most magnificent city – Rome – and witness how it became even more magnificent as it was transformed by Christianity. This trip features one week in Rome, a three-day excursion to Assisi and a day-trip to the mountains and lakes outside of Rome.

This trip is open to Avalon School students and male family members and friends. Space is limited.

Trip Highlights

On this trip the boys of the Avalon school are going to see the greatest sites of the Roman and Christian world. They will also have the opportunity to mountain bike through medieval villages, swim in crater lakes, and climb ancient castles.

A Week in the Eternal City

Every morning we will depart our Vatican guesthouse and set out into Rome. We will explore Rome’s greatest sites, from the tunnels of crypts and catacombs to the enormous expanses of ancient amphitheaters and early Christian churches.

Three-Day Excursion to Assisi

The trip concludes in Assisi, where we will spend two days touring the medieval city and adventuring in the mountains above. he boys will have the unique opportunity to get to know one of history’s greatest saints and adventurers, St. Francis.

Mountain Biking & Swimming

The Castelli Romani – the mountainous area south of Rome – is characterized by its castles and lakes – Nemi and Albano. We’re going to bike through these mountains and swim in these incredible volcanogenic lakes (hoping that these volcanoes are dormant!)

Explore the Vatican and See the Pope!

Our hotel in Rome is located just next to the Vatican – we will walk through St. Peter’s Square nearly every morning. We’ll also have the chance to see the Pope,  attend Mass in St Peter’s Basilica and climb to the top of Michelangelo’s dome!

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The Itinerary

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June 7 - 14


In Rome we are going to relive the greatest stories ever told. We’re going to experience the epic deeds of heroic men, and learn the even more glorious stories of saints and martyrs, who gave their lives for what they believed.

From Rome there shines a light, a light that – once small – now illumines the entire world. This light compelled a small village on the banks of the Tiber river to conquer the world, and this same light then converted the Roman world to Christ. In Rome – like nowhere else in the world – is God’s involvement in human affairs so clear. The ancients called it fate. We call it Divine Providence. We’re going to see it and experience it first hand!

Our Rome itinerary includes a Papal Audience, the Colosseum and Roman Forum, the Catacombs, the Four Major Basilicas, the Best Baroque Churches and Monuments of Rome, the Jesuit Churches, Rome’s Best Museums (the Vatican Museums, the Borghese Gallery and the Capitoline Museums) and so much more.

June 14 - 17


The program concludes in Assisi, where we will spend three days touring the medieval city and adventuring in the mountains above. Assisi is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Tucked into the side of a mountain overlooking a great plain below, the boys will have the unique opportunity to get to know one of history’s greatest saints and adventurers, St. Francis.

Many do not know the true story of St. Francis. In reality, St. Francis experienced terrible despair before his great conversion – and only recovered by clinging completely to God. His story is an incredible one, and his deeds following his mid-life conversion are absolutely epic. We’re going to relive his story – from his decadent youth to his pursuit of poverty, and from his hermitage in the mountains to his crusade to Egypt. Throughout our time in Assisi. St Francis will become a friend, a mentor – and hopefully – a model for our boys.

Day Trip from Rome

The Castelli Romani

After a few days in Rome we going to take the train out to the Castelli Romani for a full day of mountain biking, boating and swimming! The Castelli Romani offer some of Italy’s most incredible landscapes, complete with crater lakes (formed by volcanoes), mountains and rivers to explore. We’re going to see it all before returning to Rome after a pizza-dinner on Lake Albano.


Pricing & Registration

Payment Details

$200.00 / due @ registration

due December 15, 2020
due March 1, 2021
Check Payment or CC (3% Surcharge)

Regular Price

Includes EVERYTHING except one daily meal (lunch or dinner).


Airfare, Lodging, Transportation
Tours, Most Meals, Fees & Gratuities
No Hidden Costs!

Upgrades & More

Limited availability.


Single Room: $300.00
Extra Legroom: Inquire
Flight Changes: Inquire

Basic Instructions

Request a Registation

Contact ProRome today and request a registration form for "The Avalon School Trip."

Start Fundraising and Putting Funds Aside

ProRome provides a fundraising guide that can be used to help raise funds for your trip. Lots of our students use this guide to make their trip possible!

Get Your Passports Ready

Apply as soon as possible. NB - Passports that expire within six months of the travel dates are NOT VALID to enter Europe.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register?

Contact us today and we send you a registration form to fill out and return.

Are you insured?

Yes. We are fully insured with Travel Agents and Tour Operators Professional Liability Insurance through Zurich American Insurance Company . And yes, travel insurance can be purchased through ProRome Tours.

Will I be safe with your group?

Safety is our #1 priority. We alway stay together as a group. Our policy is 24/7 adult supervision. The only exception is campus, where our students can spend time together without adult supervision.

What do you do in the event of an emergency?

ProRome remains in close contact with the American embassy in Rome, who issues safety and security messages for Italy on their website found here: In the case of an emergency, we will first ensure that all of our students are safe and able to communicate immediately with their parents. We will then follow the instructions of the local Italian and American authorities and make an informed decision on how to proceed.

Our staff receives training before the program, which involves reading, understanding and committing to memory a forty-page crisis management plan. If you would like to see a copy of this plan please inquire.


Can you accommodate people with food allergies or specific dietary restrictions?

Absolutely. Vegetarian or vegan, gluten-free or celiac, we work only with restaurants and caterers who have ample options for you.

Trip Patron

St. Francis of Assisi is perhaps the most misrepresented man in history. On Roman Adventures we are going to introduce you to the true St. Francis – the soldier turned prisoner, the beggar turned vagabond, the pauper turned saint. This man’s imagination permitted him to see the world through a spiritual lens – to understand the reality that God is involved in all things, and our very salvation hinges on our response to each and every moment in our life. There is no greater adventurer than St. Francis, and no better hero to emulate.

“All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.”

Meet the Team

Kevin Oriani

Kevin Oriani is the trip leader. Mr. Oriani has been teaching at Avalon for six years and very much looks forward to exploring the ancient and early Christian world with you. Mr. Oriani is your direct point of contact as you prepare for the trip.

Joseph Long

Joe is the tour planner and tour director. As the founder and director of ProRome, Joe has been leading trips through Europe for six years. He holds an MA in Church History and speaks fluent Italian. He looks forward to sharing the greatest places in the world with you!


This 52-seater Mercedes Benz luxury motor coach will safely transport us throughout Rome and beyond. Named after our favorited Roman emperor – Constantine – we’ll learn some epic stories on this beautiful bus as we make our way to sites throughout Rome.

ProRome Office

ProRome is a full-service tour operator and travel agency located in Charlottesville, VA. If you need anything at all – travel insurance, flight add-ons, special requests, payment extensions – do not be afraid to reach out. Someone in the office will be here to help!


Here are a few words from past clients.

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Richard Thomes

We have been to Europe nine times and this was by far the best trip we have taken. The trip had an excellent agenda and every place we stopped was exciting. The guides were full of knowledge and spoke excellent English. After 10 days we were not ready to come back home. We would love to tour with ProRome again.

Tyler Reohr

I participated in a trip with ProRome tours in April-May 2019. I had a really great time. I enjoyed not only Joe's professional attitude and knowledge of Rome, but also his great friendly and relatable personality. The first guided tour I've been on where I felt engaged by a guide who loved the history and culture around what he was showing, rather than just preaching about something with little interest. Thanks to Joe for a great trip and very enjoyable time in Rome!

Lita Hess

We had the trip of a lifetime to Italy. It was as perfect as humanly possible. Joe tried to meet any needs that arose with individuals, his planning made it so we could see and learn as much as possible in the time we had. I was extremely happy with our accommodations. I have a hard time calling it a pilgrimage because I had so much fun along the way. The restaurant choices were great too. Thanks so much!
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