Experience Italy like a local, with the locals

Easter 2023 in Italy

  • When

    From SBA to Rome: April 7 to April 14, 2023 with optional pre-/post stays

  • Who

    Students, Family & Friends of Bishop Diego Garcia Catholic HS

  • Where

    The Eternal City of Rome, Italy + the Vatican with an excursion to Assisi

Pasqua: Easter in Rome 

Pasqua is Italian for Easter and the title of this very special Spring Break Trip  and Pilgrimage for BDHS lead by Mrs. Linda Williams.

Don’t just visit Rome, experience the Eternal City and the Vatican with all your senses — on a seven day/six night one-of-a-kind journey created for students, family & friends of Bishop Diego Garcia Catholic High School.

Walking distance to iconic sites such as Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, Spanish Steps, and the Vatican. Your home base for the journey is a beautiful, modern, elegant, and true four star superior hotel in the heart of it all.  Nearby major sights, shops, great restaurants and some of the best gelato in town. And when you are ready to relax, enjoy aperitivo on the rooftop terrace where you can take in magical vistas.

Italy is one of those magical places that offers something special for everyone, and the capital city of Rome is THE place to be to take it all in — whether you are a first time visitor or a returning traveler. Easter is the perfect time, too — it’s not too crowded nor too hot.

With Inside Europe, you’ll discover and enjoy Rome like never before, on a highly personalized journey, following our traveler’s interests & passions.

See major sights, but also take the roads less traveled, by exploring neighborhoods away from the crowds with your Inside Europe host. Travel like a local with the locals. Your hosts in Rome, Michela and Marco, are English-speaking Italians, certified local guides, fun, well traveled. They bring alive the history of Rome. Our Inside Europe team knows how to access exclusive opportunities to maximize your experience.

Eat incredible food from all over Italy. Taste delicious olive oil, cheese, gelato, — plus wine and craft beer on the parallel adults-only shadow tour. Take in timeless Italian scenery, visit one-of-a-kind monuments including Rome’s stunning must-see basilicas and churches. And why not shop just a little, too. You’re sure to find memorable keepsakes crafted in Italy, uniquely Roman and exclusive to the area.

This Roman journey will be highly personalized for you, our travelers based on your interests, passion and travel-style. We’ll include recommendations for enhanced sightseeing, top restaurants (with reservations), local flavor cafés and share priceless tips to make your visit to Rome not only memorable, but also easy, and stress-free.

  • Insider Access

    With our extensive experience, we’ll help you skip the line at the Vatican Museums. And, if you want, you could experience the Sistine Chapel without crowds on an exclusive after-hours visit.


    Plus, you’ll get access to our Inside Europe exclusive travel app with even more individual insider tips for moments when you prefer to explore on your own.


    Feel like splurging? Ask about epic upgrades to the acclaimed Hotel Indigo St. George, an exclusive five-star luxury property from our Sight-Sleeping Collection with a rooftop lounge, and did I mention the views and perfect location on via Giulia in one of Rome’s most upscale neighborhoods.

Make Magical Memories 

Traveling together is much more than just seeing sights.

It’s the perfect occasion to spend quality time with family and friends. Reconnect as you discover stunning places together: with deep cultural roots, incredible food, stunning scenery, and welcoming locals. While in Rome, strengthen your faith, joining pilgrims from all over the world along with local Catholics as you celebrate Easter Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican and become part of the distinctive celebrations around town and in charming places nearby.

Italy is one of our favorite destinations, because no visit is ever the same.

Even if you’ve been there before, there is always more to see and experience, especially in Rome.

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    Experience Rome like a local, with the locals.
    See what’s on your bucket list, and then some. We are foodies, art lovers, history buffs, and all of us love to travel.

    We’ve been where we are taking you, again and again. We know what traveling is like now. Rest assured, your safety is our top priority. We speak Italian, have stayed in your hotel, and may have broken a heel on Roman cobble stones. Oh the stories our hips can tell, about the great Roman and regional Italian food awaiting you, in one of our all time favorite cities and #1 destination: Rome!

  • "An Inside Europe tour is like traveling with the perfect companion. A more adventurous friend who entices you out of your comfort zone and toward unique local experiences. Or, if you are an adventurer, a kindred spirit with the insider knowledge to score soccer tickets, and much more. And ohhh the food ...!"

  • Having traveled abroad with Inside Europe on several occasions, and most recently to Rome (post covid), we will only travel with this team of experienced and caring locals who make European travel pure pleasure. Their elite Italian team, including Stefania and Marco, make Italy come alive with knowledgeable, enthusiastic, personal and amusing insights and recommendations. Adulting with Inside Europe is so much fun, and our teen trip with them was great for the entire family. It was relaxing not having to worry about falling prey to tourist traps, enjoying authentic wonderful food like a local, no lines, and memories we could never obtain on our own which made our experiences in Rome the best ever. And yes, we can’t wait to go back again in 2023!

    Alan & Audry NafzigerMontecito, California
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Experience Easter in Italy 2023

Easter in Italy – Get Inspired

  • Arrival in Rome - April 8

    Welcome to Italy: Benvenuti!

    Your Easter in Italy experience with BDGHS is based in the capital city of Rome. A limited number of roundtrip flights are offered from Santa Barbara to Rome and back, leaving Friday, April 7. You’ll meet your Inside Europe Host at FCO airport for the transfer to town followed by panoramic sightseeing and check-in to your hotel.

    Stroll through the Prati neighborhood, cross Ponte St. Angelo or walk to St. Peter’s. Enjoy views over the Roman rooftops from the beautiful panorama terrace of your hotel from our sight-sleeping collection: the family-friendly, elegant and modern, 4 star hotel Le Meridien Visconti Palace in the chic neighborhood of Prati — with daily gourmet breakfast.

    Let’s not forget all the great food + drinks awaiting you in the Eternal City – we’ll include one additional hearty meal for everyone daily, plus share recommendations for favorite cafés, authentic Italian restaurants, where to get the best pizza al taglio, and must-try gelaterias.

  • Day 3 - April 9

    Easter Sunday at the Vatican

    Easter Sunday Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica is an experience we recommend not to miss — along with the Papal Blessing “Urbi et Orbi“. After this once in a lifetime moment, come together for a Roman Easter luncheon with local, seasonal specialties followed by time to simple be in this special moment and beautiful place on this holy day in the Eternal City.

  • Easter Monday, Pasquetta - April 10

    When in Rome, do as the Romans do

    Easter Monday in Italy is also a holiday known as Pasquetta (little Easter). The formal name for Easter Monday in Italy is actually Lunedì dell’ Angelo (Monday of the Angel) and is also what most Italians call it still. Pasquetta is the Italian day for a picnic – in town, at the mountains or to the beach.
    In accordance, when our travelers are in Italy on Easter Monday, we encourage them to always do as the locals do and offer to plan something special for this special day: be it an excursion to nearby Frascati, Castel Gondolfo (the Pope’s summer residence) with a picnic in the gardens, a salumi + formaggio lunch at an agriturismo or freshly made caprese by the seaside.

    With Inside Europe, travelers experience destinations with all their senses, especially taste!

  • Tuesday - April 11

    Rome in-depth (or Assisi Excursion)

    Explore Rome’s must-see sights nearby with an expert local guide — avoiding the crowds whenever possible and making the most of your time.  Take in the glory of Piazza Navona, take a moment for reflection and prayer at the Pantheon, then enjoy sunset at Piazza Navona. Alternatively, an excursion to Assisi can be offered today.

  • Wednesday, April 12

    Papal Audience

    One day is simply not enough to take in Vatican City with St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums, and beautiful gardens. The Papal Audience on Wednesday is another highlight for Catholic pilgrims. Another must for most visiting Catholics is to participate in the general Papal Audience on Wednesdays at the Vatican. We’ll put in a good word for you to get seats close(r) to the Holy Father.

    Inside Europe is also offering  special access and preferred rates for the ultimate splurge: an exclusive, private after-hours visit to the Sistine Chapel, just for your traveling group. This event could take place today or tomorrow.

  • April 13 + April 14 - Day 6 & 7

    Roman Farewell + Main Group Departure: It won't be easy to say Ciao!

    There’s a lot more to see and do in Rome. You’ll bring back memories to last a lifetime from even just a week — and we’ll keep you as busy or let you relax as much as you’d like during the final day. Airport transfer is included on departure day as well as check-in assistance.

    If you can, why not stay a little longer, and continue north to Florence/Tuscany or head south to the Amalfi Coast. Extension cost is not included, but will be offered to students traveling with their family. Ms. Williams and the main group return home today.

    If you can’t extend, no worries. We are sure you’ll want to return again soon. There is much more to see in Bellissima Italia.

    This itinerary is a first example, a starting point for this unique and to be further personalized Rome + Italy experience for BDGCHS introduction of our Inside Europe Concierge Services. 

A Week to Remember in Rome — Experience preview:

  • Embark on a carefully planned Roman journey that will be highly personalized your interests, passion and travel style.
  • Sight-Sleeping stay in a modern, elegant 4 star boutique hotel in the Prati neighborhood of Rome, the Le Meridien Visconti Palace.
  • Gourmet breakfast daily
  • Concierge recommendations for daily activities, sightseeing, etc. – we’ll help you skip the line and get priority entrances to museums and major attractions.
  • Insider recommendations for great authentic food + drink experiences!
    We are foodies at Inside Europe and share favorites to enjoy eating out in Rome like a local. Make sure to come hungry.
  • Experience a worry-free and most memorable time in Rome at the Vatican.
  • Wow moments that will create memories to last a lifetime
  • See what’s on your bucket list, without the crowds. Our concierge team is always at your side, both during the planning stages, but also when you are traveling.
  • Exclusive Inside Europe app with travel tips and VIP recommendations

Experience Easter in Italy 2023

Registration is open through 9/12/22 with early pricing.

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    Lindsay PriceHuntington Beach, CA

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Our promise to you: We’ve been where we are taking you – again and again. Not just for ‘work’, but also with our friends and family.
We love Italy so much, we got married in Venice.
Your travels are personal for us at Inside Europe and none of our journeys is ever the same.

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We’ve been where we take you, again and again.
We speak Italian, partner with the official Italian tourism board, but also small, regional entities, the US embassy in Rome… And our local team is, surprise, Italian! Our friend Fabio plays the organ at the Vatican and would love to welcome you to a Mass he is accompanying. Chef Laura makes THE best lasagne. Ready? Andiamo.

Registration is open through 9/12/22 with early pricing.

Ready to register for Pasqua — Easter in Italy 🇮🇹 ?
Please get in touch and we’ll email you the pre-registration information.  Kindly note that space is limited and we may not be able to welcome everyone if interest is greater than the spots available.

Thanks you for subscribing to our travel advisor news about Greece travel. We will send you our Athens mini guide to start and more Greek travel news, too.

Experience Easter in Italy 2023