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Via Giuseppe de Nunzio n. 13, 71013 San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy
+39 0882 413113
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The old site, the place that he celebrated his mass is adorable and charming. However, the new church site has icons that are not appropriate nor expected for a religious site. Do not forget to go to the Monte Gargano is about 90 minutes from...More

Thank monica F
Reviewed 13 October 2018

This is a lovely place for reflection on your life. We visited over 2 days -first day with our tour group from Ireland with guide and second day ,just my wife and I. We appreciated the guided tour but visiting at our own pace -we...More

1  Thank Anthony B
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

I was in San Giovanni Rotondo for 4 days. You really only need one full day to see the church but I recommend at least 2 days and going to Mt. San Angelo.

Thank elizabethmE8678AQ
Reviewed 11 August 2018

after looking at all the old churches this was a welcome sight, new and modern, it was magnificent the way it is constructed , a modern shape and all the new fittings inside well worth a visit, it was only a few minutes walk from...More

Thank jadals2018
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

This was our second visit. When we went 13 years ago it was a simple town that maintained a sense of the simple piety that Padre Pio exhibited. Today the new “space ship” church is shockingly against the humble spirit of Padre Pio. It drips...More

Thank rugbyphoto C
Reviewed 24 May 2018

This magnificent church houses the mortal body of Saint Padre Pio, a Franciscan friar famous for his poverty and his multiple miracles. The actual chapel where the tomb is located, presents walls and a ceiling covered in real gold, as a result of the process...More

Thank Antonio G
Reviewed 8 May 2018

If you are watching this church complex in just an architectural sense it is really amazing and worth a visit. But if you are watching it as a last home of famous Padre Pio, I don't believe his last wish was to rest in a...More

2  Thank Soccca
Reviewed 10 April 2018

We decided to visit the Padre Pio shrine in San giovanni Rotundo in February when there are virtually no crowds of tourists. Flying into Rome from Newark, we took a train from Roma termini to Foggia then a 30 minute bus ride to SGR, The...More

3  Thank Parmasan
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Very nice church , modern , Enormous place , the most important is that the Padre Pío in person rest in this place .

1  Thank Karen M
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Was totally overwhelmed by the ostentatious 'cathedral'. The real gold used in the mosaics is so inappropriate for the shrine of a man who was originally a simple friar. The cost of this monument and the industry behind the Saint leaves me with the memory...More

1  Thank Pat B
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Hi I tried to include the link to the site but it is blocked on Trip Advisor. Basically Mass is 6.30 am, 7.30 am, 8.30 am, 10.00, 11.00, 16.30 1800 I hope you have a wonderful experience
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Response from sunfanSeattle | Reviewed this property |
Depending on what you want to experience and how much time you have, in general, I think 3 days/2 nights is good. Personally, we spent 4 days/3 nights, which was extremely leisurely and enjoyable...exactly how we like it. We... More