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tour of Padre Pio, in San Giovanni Rotondo & Pietralcina

  • 10 Hours


Description

Puglia, the heel of the boot, is a charming region, a strip of land What stretches into the sea with beaches and for all tastes from the sandy Torre dell'Orso to Porto Cesario with the rock rivers in Otranto ,Santa Maria di Leuca and San Giovanni Rotondo where We can find the relics of Pietralcina' saint Padre Pio known as symbol of Christianity, charity,love of neighbor,spiritual heir of Saint Francis of Assisi.

The departure to the Padre Pio' Sanctuary is from Naples at 08.00 .
Padre Pio of Pietrelcina was been the first Priest who had imprinted on his body the Signs of the Crucifixion.

At the 4 of September 1916 He was sent to the convent of San Giovanni Rotondo, on the Gargano, where, except for a few brief interruptions, He stayed until 23 September 1968, the date of his death.

He realized two main Initiatives timed directions debt: a vertical to God, with the Constitution of the "Prayer Groups" and the other Horizontal towards the brothers, with the construction of a modern hospital: "House for the Relief of Suffering."

You can visit the old monastery with the cell in which Padre Pio lived with his clothes and objects that He used to use every day and the old church of "Santa Maria delle Grazie" where he celebrated religious items daily.

The remains are now saved in the new Church Very Large Round-shaped And Fit to welcome millions of pilgrims.

On the way back We will be stopped in Pietralcina where You can visit the birthplace of our loving saint.

Arrival in Naples at 20.00