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Below you will find answers to our most frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions regarding the pilgrimage, or travel, please do not hesitate to call or email Jon at 515-778-9532 - or contact Spencer at


Are there COVID Requirements to enter Italy?

Italy is open and there are no COVID requirements to enter the Country.

Airfare Requirements

Airfare can be booked independently by you or booked and invoiced through SacredWay Pilgrimages. Our team, led by Jon, is dedicated to ensuring a seamless arrival in Rome and is available to assist with your airfare arrangements. Please refrain from finalizing any airfare bookings until you receive explicit approval from Jon and his team.

What do I do when my flight lands?

Upon landing and disembarking from your flight, you will go through immigration followed by heading to the baggage claim area. Keep an eye on the display monitors above the conveyor belts to locate the one assigned to your flight – it will show your flight number. After retrieving your bags, you will proceed through customs to exit the baggage claim and enter the arrivals hall. Here you will find Jon, Fr. Scott, and Marika to happily greet you and give you direction.

Will there be a priest on the pilgrimage with us?

YES! A priest is with us the entire pilgrimage, and daily Mass and opportunities for confession are offered in some of the most inspiring places throughout the pilgrimage.


Should I insure my trip?

YES! We highly recommend trip insurance. We offer plans through Middendorf Insurance to fully insure your pilgrimage. To fully insure your pilgrimage, please call or email Trent at (515)-252-1414 or


What if I need to cancel?

Cancellations must be received in writing from the email address used to register for the tour and will become effective on the date of receipt. Cancellations for standard tours are subject to the following penalty:


91 days prior to departure – Penalty is $500 per person

61-90 days prior to departure – 25% of total trip cost

31-60 days prior to departure – 50% of total trip cost

30 days prior to departure or less – No refund​


SacredWay Pilgrimages necessitates the capability to walk a daily distance of 2-3 miles. This estimate includes walks from the bus drop-off points to the various locations, as well as the walking involved at the sites, churches, and museums included in your tour. We strive to have the buses drop us off at the nearest possible locations. If you believe this level of walking might be challenging for you, we advise considering bringing along a companion to assist you.


Please note: Italy is characterized by an abundance of historic structures, cobblestone streets, and varied levels of terrain. The design of these ancient buildings often makes them less accessible for wheelchair users, frequently necessitating the use of stairs.

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