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Via Giuseppe de Nunzio n. 13, 71013 San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy
+39 0882 413113
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful shrine to visit. Beautiful atmosphere - very spiritual experience. New and old churches have their own charm. Visiting in March makes it very easy as crowds not an issue and temperatures perfect. Doesn’t feel commercial at all - they have kept it simple and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MCBBrennan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful church with many mosaics... i was there with a group from my parish from Trogir ( Croatia). I definitely want to come back again. You can feel so much peace there. San Pio, prega per noi.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

The old site, the place that he celebrated his mass is adorable and charming. However, the new church site has icons that are not appropriate nor expected for a religious site. Do not forget to go to the Monte Gargano is about 90 minutes from...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

This is a lovely place for reflection on your life. We visited over 2 days -first day with our tour group from Ireland with guide and second day ,just my wife and I. We appreciated the guided tour but visiting at our own pace -we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

I was in San Giovanni Rotondo for 4 days. You really only need one full day to see the church but I recommend at least 2 days and going to Mt. San Angelo.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 10, 2018

after looking at all the old churches this was a welcome sight, new and modern, it was magnificent the way it is constructed , a modern shape and all the new fittings inside well worth a visit, it was only a few minutes walk from...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

This was our second visit. When we went 13 years ago it was a simple town that maintained a sense of the simple piety that Padre Pio exhibited. Today the new “space ship” church is shockingly against the humble spirit of Padre Pio. It drips...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 24, 2018

This magnificent church houses the mortal body of Saint Padre Pio, a Franciscan friar famous for his poverty and his multiple miracles. The actual chapel where the tomb is located, presents walls and a ceiling covered in real gold, as a result of the process...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

If you are watching this church complex in just an architectural sense it is really amazing and worth a visit. But if you are watching it as a last home of famous Padre Pio, I don't believe his last wish was to rest in a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Soccca
Reviewed April 9, 2018

We decided to visit the Padre Pio shrine in San giovanni Rotundo in February when there are virtually no crowds of tourists. Flying into Rome from Newark, we took a train from Roma termini to Foggia then a 30 minute bus ride to SGR, The...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Hi I tried to include the link to the site but it is blocked on Trip Advisor. Basically Mass is 6.30 am, 7.30 am, 8.30 am, 10.00, 11.00, 16.30 1800 I hope you have a wonderful experience
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Response from sunfanSeattle | Reviewed this property |
Depending on what you want to experience and how much time you have, in general, I think 3 days/2 nights is good. Personally, we spent 4 days/3 nights, which was extremely leisurely and enjoyable...exactly how we like it. We... More