Santuario Padre Pio
Santuario Padre Pio
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gocarolinago10
New Orleans, LA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018
What a beautiful place! Even if you are not of any religious denomination, there is something there which could appeal to you. For whatever reason you go there, whether it be faith, curiosity, in the neighbourhood, religious reasons, seeking spirituality, pursuing knowledge or going to satisfy a partner, I believe there is something there which can captivate you. The singing and recitation of the rosary was very touching for me as were the different masses I attended. San Pio seems to have so much to teach us. I went there not knowing much about him and came away having been able to hold on to some of his short but deep teachings. They seem so simple but are so much more difficult when you try to put them into practice.
Written July 28, 2018
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daymoLiverpool
Liverpool, UK1,007 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Solo
Always had an interest in St Pio. So good to visit
We got the coach from Naples (coach station right next to the main train station) for Foggia which was 11 Euros. Just over 2 hour 20 mins we were in Foggia (coach and train station) wee asked in the bus station
For the bus to San Giovanni Rotondo and was directed to Bar Kiwi which is more or less opposite the train station to buy our ticket - cost 3.20 Euros. The bus took about 45 mins and terminates at San Giovanni R the old church is apr 2 mins from the bus stop. I headed for the information desk and was advised to go to St Pios cell which was moving and from there you can see the new church which is very impressive.

The new church San Pio is breathtaking with its mosaics and design although a little confusing - I joined Mass and just at the back of the priest could see Saint Pio in his glass coffin. after mass you could get closer. Thankfully I went on a day which was quieter and not too busy.

Once I was leaving I found the bar by the bus stop to buy the return ticket to Foggia (go to bar La cialda). Again 3.20 Euros 40 mins back to Foggia and then a train to Bari for flight home.

Very pleased I made the trip and got comfort from it.
Written October 25, 2017
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Andrian Neri
London, UK25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
I have stayed on a hotel just a very near walking distance to the Sanctuary and Shrine of St. Padre Pio for two nights. And visiting San Giovanni Rotondo to see St. Pio has been part of my Catholic bucket list ever since when I was introduced to this saint ever since I was a young boy.

This trip from London to Italy was one of those near spontaneous decision of mine. Even though it took me like three to two weeks in preparation. It was good to research the accessibility of San Giovanni Rotondo in advance prior to one's visit. As I what I found out there are no direct train or plane rides from London to this lovely town. So making Rome as my initial base then taking a Trenitalia train to Foggia was the usual advice if one does not want a long drive. From Foggia to San Giovanni Rotondo was to be done via a nearly one hour bus ride. Very helpful in advance indeed to research how to ride the Italian Trains with their designated train carriages and how to locate them; knowing that the train station in Foggia is just near the bus station is one thing, but locating where to purchase the bus ticket is another tricky aspect: Not at the bus station but rather at a Tobacco Shop across the station. It helps indeed to research these travelling issues not only via books but through the internet, and watching travel vloggers help as well to visualise the area and get good advice from them.

Being there at San Giovanni Rotondo, the place may be very laid-back, however even though the locals may be able to speak basic English, they are extremely helpful. For first time pilgrims or those travelling alone, it is note-worthy to check-in first at the Pilgrims Office at the Sanctuary. They are impressively helpful in advising you how to visit the Sanctuary or book you on an available pilgrims tour. Once you are there at the Sanctuary immerse yourself about the life of Saint Padre Pio and have that moment to internally speak to God, this place is just so divinely special.
Written June 7, 2019
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sharmini m
Colombo, Sri Lanka30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018
This is an amazing experience! The power of this Saint is truly visible in the sick persons who come here with so much faith. Prayers are truly answered even for other intentions.
Written May 24, 2018
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Geauxdallas
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
We drove from Lanciano to San Giovanni Rotondo to visit Santuario Padre Pio and San Maria Grazie church. It is a very moving experience to visit here, and to walk the way of the cross on the hill behind the churches.

We attended Mass, at San Maria Grazie, viewed the relics and his cell, then walked over to Santuario Padre Pio, then walked the Stations of the Cross. This pretty well filled the morning. There was actually quite a queue of people for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. If you choose to partake in that sacrament, plan to add an additional hour or two.
Written October 29, 2018
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ktbntrpriz
Port Washington, NY67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We went there to honor Saint Padre Pio. It was incredible. Highly recommend. We went there especially because my wife saw him give a mass in Italy when she was a little girl. She and her family pray to him constantly. He is their patron saint.
On google maps look for: The Sanctuary of Padre Pio in San Giovanni Rotondo, near Foggia
Written September 15, 2019
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MariaGrazia63
Roma Italy40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
A week vacation in The Gargano was the occasion for me and my husband to visit The Sanctuary of Padre Pio in San Giovanni Rotondo, near Foggia.
From the idea of Renzo Piano, the Sanctuary welcams people in its peaceful spaces.
The structure is impressive: big and simple at the same time, amazing.
You can see it on pictures on the web but the best you can do is to come and visit it.
Written July 10, 2019
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Francisco201014
Sao Paulo, SP174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
After a visit to the beautiful and tranquil beaches of Manfredonia (you will only find Italians) and its imposing castle, cheer for an incredible four or five hours religious tour. Eighteen kilometers from there, following a winding mountain range with beautiful sea views, you will arrive at Monte Sant`Angelo, home to one of 7 sanctuaries in honor of Saint Michel in Europe (see the history of their "alignment" on the internet). This one is underground (under the church), wedged in a cave. Twenty five further on you will find the no less famous and beautiful Sanctuary of Padre Pio (the miraculous saint of Pietrelcina - look for videos about this wonderful saint). There are three churches in this sanctuary. Padre Pio is in the most modern church, the lower one. Easy parking at both locations (crowded on Sundays). Visitations are free at both sanctuaries. From there, drive another 50 km to the fantastic town of Foggia, the barn of Italy. Watch the huge wheat fields (and the huge farms silos) that surround the city for huge expanses.
Written October 9, 2019
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fqtravellernd
Singapore, Singapore151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
The simple yet beautiful place to spend a lot of time alone, really a very peaceful and restful experience. Padre Pio, the saint of our times... such a strong character yet very gentle of heart. His life and his work, his joy amist his sufferings.. truly a man of faith, an instrument of God, bringing many to God's embrace.
Written July 15, 2018
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aplacetobebelieved
101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
I was surprised that his church was so tucked away in the hills of Foggia. It was just incredible to walk the ground, the same ground, of this still giving, supernatural saint. There was no admission cost and it was easy to park. They have just a handful of handicap spots. You will still need to walk quite a distance to and around the sanctuary. They do have elevators so you will be able to see his body.

The church is open with a mix of modern, colorful art. There are several gift shops. The artwork surrounding his body was just breathtaking. Pictures did not do this shrine justice.
Written June 23, 2018
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