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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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 arrived late afternoon and visited the lower church of San Pio where Padre Pio is entombed. The following morning we drove to Mont Sant'Angelo (about 30 minutes and DEFINITELY worth the trip if you have a car), rested and then visited Santuario di Santa Maria Delle Grazie. Our 2nd morning we attended Sunday Mass, walked the Way of the Cross and had a nice lunch. We left on the 3rd morning. The lower church is absolutely beautiful - we took it all in. For my family, this was definitely a memorable pilgrimage. Padre Pio is one of our favorites. Enjoy planning!