Welcome, this private 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 visit San Giovanni Rotondo, the city famous in the world for hosting the remains of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, a Capuchin friar who lived in the city for a long time.. We will travel about 800 km between the center and south Italy, we will travel between the regions of Lazio, Abruzzo, Molise and Puglia.
- 7:00 Departure from Rome
- 11:40 Arrival at San Giovanni Rotondo, visit Padre Pio Sanctuary Church :
The city is famous all over the world to link its history to that of Padre Pio, also known as Saint Pio of 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.
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.After visiting the sanctuary of Padre Pio, you can have lunch in a typical local restaurant that we can recommend to you, and you have some free time to visit the place and go shopping.
- 15:30 Leave San Giovanni Rotondo to Rome
- 20:00 Arrival in Rome
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.
Lunch is optional and not included in the price.
Times are approximate.
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