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You are invited to join the Illinois Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums (IPAVM) on a Pilgrimage to Unveil the Beauty of Italy in 2022.  The Illinois Chapter will be joining with the New York and New England Chapters on October 10 through 16, 2022, with an optional extension trip to Florence on October 16 through 20, 2022.  Please note, that all trip reservations are being handled through Corporate Travel.  Please click the images below for the highlights of the pilgrimage (right) and instructions (left) on how to make your reservations through Corporate Travel.

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The cost of the main trip is $7,499.00 per person (single) or $5,999.00 per person based on double occupancy ($11,998.00 total).  The price is inclusive of hotel accommodations, local transportation, guides and one meal per day in addition to the daily breakfast.  This trip does not include airfare.

The optional Florence extension is an additional $4,099.00 per person (single) or $3,499.00 based on double occupancy ($6,998.00 total).

The prices listed above are for all who reserve their space by February 15, 2022, and choose to pay by cash or check.  A $1,000.00 per person deposit is due by this date (travel insurance protection option is also provided at the time of booking).  Bookings after February 15, 2022, will incur an additional $200.00.  A second payment of $2,500.00 per person will be due on May 13, 2022, and the final payment will be due on or before July 27, 2022.  Please note the deposit is an online payment; and in order to receive the cash discount, the following payments will need to be made by cash or check.

All of our Rome trips are designed exclusively for members and include touring areas of the Vatican Museums not accessible to the public (private tour of the Sistine Chapel, visit to the restoration labs, and a private gala dinner in the Vatican Museums).  If you are not yet a member and are considering traveling with us in 2022, your membership dues are required and should be paid by February 1, 2022.  If you are a current member and your dues are in arrears, please make sure your membership is up to date by February 1, 2022.

If you have any questions regarding this trip, please do not hesitate to contact me by phone, (312) 510-2135, or by email,; or Denise Molitsky by phone, (312) 534-5351, or by email,  I hope you consider traveling with the Illinois Patrons to create memories of a lifetime and to support the Patrons mission and commitment to the arts.



October 10, 2022 @ 8:00 am
October 16, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
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