PILGRIMAGE TO SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO
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PILGRIMAGE TO SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO
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Duration: 8-9 hours

From Eur 550,00 and depends by the type vehicle and pick up location

Included:
English speaking driver, fuel, tolls parking fees and taxes
Not included: lunch

This trip is across the Italian Peninsula, from the west to the east coast. Infact the town of San Giovanni Rotondo is in the Region of Puglia at 500 meters ASL and very close to the Adriatic sea.
In Capuchin Convent of San Giovanni Rotondo Padre Pio lived the last fifty years of his life, he was know for his care of the sick and supernatural power, he died in September 1968 and buried in the Crypt of the old Church of St. Maria Delle Grazie. Visitors can see where Padre Pio said mass, his cell that still contains books and clothing that belonged to him, and the Sala San Francesco where he greeted the faithful.
In the year 2002 under the Pontificate of Pope John Paul II he was declared Saint with name of St. Pio da Pietralcina. In march 2008, his body was exhumed and put on public display in a glass coffin.

In the year 2004, next to the monastery and the old Church was inaugurated the new Church builted by the famous architect Renzo Piano and dedicated to St. Pio. From 2010 his body rests a glass coffin inside the new Church dedicated to him. Tha New Chrch is open every day from 8:00AM to 7:00PM.

 

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