Church of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, San Giovanni Rotondo

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Visit one of the most famous shrines in the world at Church of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, a Catholic shrine for Saint Padre Pio, a friar, priest, and mystic who died in 1968. The old church and the shrine are located in the same place, so you can visit the lower chapel and view the relics of Saint Pio. You can also see his cell, confessional, and many of his personal belongings on display. There are no English tours, so consider hiring a guide or doing research before visiting. Plan to visit Church of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina during your San Giovanni Rotondo vacation using our convenient San Giovanni Rotondo trip planner.
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  • Coming from Milan, it took us 9 hours, there are toad repairs in Molise and some part of Foggia, the place offer a peaceful and serene atmosphere. They have different churches within the compound and....  more »
  • It was so peaceful and the mural is just beautiful as the Sun shines through it. It was incredible to just sit there and think about Padre Pio. I'm sure mass there is spectacular but I was just very....  more »
  • I am a non believer but Padre Pio was and is a great man for me. He realy was an example for each and everyone of us. Today I went to visit the sanctuary since it was something I wanted to do from long time ago but, it was sad to see that a great Man has become a speculative attraction for someone's income interests. I am sure he wouldn't have wanted this. "My past, O Lord, to Your mercy; my present, to Your love; my future to Your providence." St. Padre Pio
  • WOW! I mean WOW! If you can forget about the touristic aspect of the town that flourishes on Padre Pio's legacy and can be over the top.

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