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St. Pio

Viale Cappuccini, 71013 San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy
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Type: Religious Sites
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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133 reviews 133 reviews
102 attraction reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Really liked the fact that I didn't feel like I was being ripped off in the shops as there was something for everyones price range.

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Bandon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Due to a forced extended vacation in Rome, we added this to our trip, it was well worth it as we had often said that we would do it at some point. There was a special rate available on the train from Rome on Saturdays, a buy one get one free, so we elected to travel first class, for the... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

As a non-religious person reviewing this sanctuary is a little hard. I read about St. Pio's story and history and I felt this church was decorated beautifully. Especially the mosaics. The room where St. Pio body is kept is gorgeous. If you find yourself in San Giovanni this is definitely a stop you must take.

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Kuching, Malaysia
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57 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We stayed at the Hotel Grand Paradiso at San Giovanni Rotondo. It's only 3 mins' walk to St. Pio's Shrine, actually directly opposite, across the road. The whole place was full of pilgrims when we arrived. We all queued to venerate his remains. It was placed in the lower Church. The atmosphere was quiet and solemn here. Everybody reverently touched... More

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