Welcome, this tour will make you discover some of the most important and most famous Italian worship places in the world. Catholic culture is at the heart of this charming journey. We will travel about 850 km between the center and south Italy, we will travel between the regions of Lazio, Abruzzo, Molise and Puglia.
- 10:00 Arrival in Lanciano, to visit:
The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Bridge; the main building of worship of Lanciano, as well as the bishopric of the Archdiocese of Abruzzo in Lanciano-Ortona.
Its construction, at least in its original design, dates back to the late 14th century, to host the painting of the Madonna and Child found in 1088 in the Diocletian’s Bridge, an ancient Roman-era structure.The Church of San Francesco is one of the most important sites of Catholic worship in Lanciano, as it houses the relics of the Eucharistic Miracle, a miraculous event that occurred in the seventh century in the city when the hosts became a ceremony in the Church of San Legonziano in flesh and blood. For this reason, the church is also called the Sanctuary of the Eucharistic Miracle.
- 11:00 Leave Lanciano to go to San Giovanni Rotondo
- 13:00 You arrive at San Giovanni Rotondo where you can have lunch before visiting the sanctuary.
(Lunch in a typical restaurant in the city, lunch is optional and not included in the price)
The city is famous all over the world to link its history to that of St. Pius by Pietrelcina, who lived here from September 4, 1916, which inaugurated the famous House Relief of Suffering (specialized hospital) here and here He died on September 23, 1968.
- 14:00 Visit to San Pio Sanctuary
The remains of Padre Pio are housed in the Conventual Complex of Santa Maria delle Grazie, without any doubt the most famous and representative structureof San Giovanni Rotondo in Italy and in the world: this is a complex formed by a historic convent of Capuchin friars and by two churches. The ancient one dates back to 1540 and is known for hosting San Camillo de Lellis. The new one was built precisely for Father Pio’s explicit desire to accommodate the thousands of pilgrims who had fled to the town in the 1950s; was consecrated on July 1, 1959, and his crypt hosts the body of the saint from Pietrelcina.
- 15:15 Leave San Giovanni Rotondo to go to Monte Sant’Angelo
- 16:00 Arrival at the sanctuary of San Michele Arcangelo (World Heritage Site of UNESCO)
Visit the sanctuary of San Michele Arcangelo and the cave, a pilgrimage destination for over fifteen centuries and still a place of worship and prayer. On the top of Mount Sant’Angelo, 800 meters high, almost suspended between the sky and the ground, overlooking the Gulf of Manfredonia, rises this sacred place.
The place is revered since 490, the year when the first appearance of the Archangel Michael on the Gargano at San Lorenzo Maiorano took place. Particular is the portal with bronze swingers with the scenes depicting the old and new testament.
Max 7 persons
Included: Round Trip transfer – Available driver – Gasoline – Anything in not mentioned but necessary
Not inluded: Entrance tickets – Gratuity – Official Tourist Guide – Restaurant
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Day Excursion Padre Pio also available for the disabled with wheelchair-accessible minivans – Contact Us
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