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Chiesa di San Pio

Address: Via De Nunzio n. 13, 71013 San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy
Phone Number: 0882413113
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2 Nights in San Giovanni Rotondo with Transport...
74%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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English first
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

There are three churches in the complex. Two smaller older churches from the early-mid 20th century with little special to see and a truly spectacular large 21st century church. Having visited a number of five hundred to thousand year old cathedrals in my life, this allowed me to experience this in a modern context. The architecture of the new church... More

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Fanwood, New Jersey
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The old church and new church was worth the visit. Loved the mosaic of the new church. I liked visiting the museum showcasing the life of St. Padre Pio. Lots to see. The gift shops had a lot of great stuff to buy. Great visit!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It was a blessed moment to be able to participate at mass near the body of this amazing saint. The chapel is lavishly decorated and it's not easy to concentrate, but what a privilege!

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Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Visited the Upper and lower churches of St. Pio of Pietrelcina and amazed by the beauty and organization of the site. Lower church has crypt holding St. Pio and also a new Chapel. Upper Church held about 2000 - 3000 people for Mass adorned with beautiful stained glass on one side. About 4 hours from Rome but definitely worth the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The peace this place emits is something extraordinary. I went there mainly to pray to Padre Pio and the whole experience for refreshing.

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Omer, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Anyone interested in architecture, and not only historical buldings, will be glad to spend an hour visiting St. Pio's modern cathedral with its beautiful exterior and interior design and colourful mosaic wall murals. Hopefully you will have better luck with the weather as we were almost blown and washed away by the wind and rain (middle of May).

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Rome, Italy
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Thanks GOD, I'm back to this sacred place! Always a joy and this time, even more special, because I brought my beloved 9 years son! He also loved The place and was very curious to discover The place that San Pio lived. Very organized, clean, with good indications. We also had The GIFT to be blessed by a sweet priest... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The shrine underground just has to be visited. An opportunity to reflect on life and be at peace with your thoughts. It is sad that a minority of tourists ignored the no photography requests -they were simply rude. Thankfully they did not detract from the devotions and reflections of the true pilgrims.

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Malta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

You go there to live the experience of seeing the great saint, and you have the opportunity to do that. La Chiesa Inferiore were you will find the body of the Saint is nice with paintings on walls The upper chair is big & spacious, but it has to been architectural downfall. First of all acoustic is horribly, the altar... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Although I'm not a believer, I enjoyed my visit here to admire the architecture & history. I speak & read italian so understood what was written .... If you don't you may need to pay for a guide. We also walked the Via Crusis - very serene. Although the signs say you can't take food or drink, ignore the drink... More

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