The national-team coach made a promise ahead of the European Championship to make the pilgrimage if his side qualified from the group stage, and has now kept to his wordItaly coach Cesare Prandelli has completed a 21 kilometre walk to a monastery in the middle of the night following the Azzurri's progress to the knockout stages at Euro 2012.
The national team boss made a promise at the start of the tournament to the monks of the Camaldolese Priory that he would travel to the monastery on foot if his side qualified for the quarter-finals.
Prandelli was joined by members of his technical staff and Italian Football Federation (FIGC) vice-president Demetrio Albertini for the trip as they left Italy's base camp in Wieliczka during midnight hours on Tuesday.
The group arrived at the Camaldolese Priory after a three-and-a-half-hour walk, and received a warm welcome from the monks, before returning to the Turowka hotel by car at 07:15CET.
Italy will meet Group D winners England in the quarter-finals. The encounter takes place in Kiev on Sunday.