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Chiesa di San Pio

Via Giuseppe de Nunzio n. 13, 71013 San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy
+39 0882 413113
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  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“old church” (11 reviews)
“lower church” (8 reviews)
“glass coffin” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Via Giuseppe de Nunzio n. 13, 71013 San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy
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+39 0882 413113
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"old church"
in 11 reviews
"lower church"
in 8 reviews
"glass coffin"
in 6 reviews
"olive trees"
in 4 reviews
"the bus"
in 4 reviews
"attend mass"
in 4 reviews
"renzo piano"
in 4 reviews
"amazing church"
in 2 reviews
"walking distance"
in 2 reviews
"walls and ceiling"
in 2 reviews
"religious articles"
in 2 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 2 reviews
"lovely experience"
in 2 reviews
"modern interpretation"
in 2 reviews
"preserved body"
in 2 reviews
"real gold"
in 2 reviews
"saint francis"
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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

Thank Antonio G
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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

1  Thank Soccca
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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

1  Thank Parmasan
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Very nice church , modern , Enormous place , the most important is that the Padre Pío in person rest in this place .

Thank Karen M
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Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

Was totally overwhelmed by the ostentatious 'cathedral'. The real gold used in the mosaics is so inappropriate for the shrine of a man who was originally a simple friar. The cost of this monument and the industry behind the Saint leaves me with the memory...More

Thank Pat B
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Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

I was not a big fan of the church but we come to see St.Padre Pio and not necessarily a beautiful church.Its not the worst I’ve ever seen but it’s a tad modern especially compared to the original church.They have a museum of St.Padre Pio...More

Thank polkadotpilgrim
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Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

It is an amazing church to visit and I believe to pray. The church and the crypt are designed and made by Fr. Marco Rupnik and his group and they are great. The church has also a gift shop with a wide range of the...More

Thank PaulTraveller72
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

The upper and lower churches are truly beautiful. There is also a beautiful yellow chapel on the way to the lower church. The mosaics on the way to the lower church are wonderful as well. If you are a Catholic or enjoy churches, this is...More

Thank Jacalope
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Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

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...More

1  Thank daymoLiverpool
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Reviewed October 10, 2017

After making a promise to Saint Pio during an illness, I made the trip there this summer to pay thanks in person and to see the place where he lived and preached. Even if you are not on a pilgrimage, it's well worth the visit...More

1  Thank Bellefior
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Me B
January 16, 2018|
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Response from 311candeloro | Reviewed this property |
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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February 11, 2017|
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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
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Response from tnardi7 | Reviewed this property |
We have been to San Giovanni Rotondo many times - to access the bus schedule in English - go to sita website - click on the upper right translate button for English. Buses leave from Foggia 7 days a week -hourly- makes five... More
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