Chiesa di San Pio, San Giovanni Rotondo

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Visit one of the most famous shrines in the world at Chiesa di San Pio, a Catholic shrine for Saint Padre Pio, a friar, priest, and mystic who died in 1968. The old church and the shrine are located in the same place, so you can visit the lower chapel and view the relics of Saint Pio. You can also see his cell, confessional, and many of his personal belongings on display. There are no English tours, so consider hiring a guide or doing research before visiting. Use our San Giovanni Rotondo trip planner to arrange your visit to Chiesa di San Pio and other attractions in San Giovanni Rotondo.
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  • It doesn't seem real being there, it's a beautiful church until they see you don't really believe to be there
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 chur...  more »
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  • Thanks to God, have always decided to celebrate holy mass in the sanctuary of Fr. Pio and my dreams came true. In the fot I met my Reverend priests whom we have celebrated the holy Mass together. Thanks to God for having listened to my prayers.
  • I don't care too much for the upper church but I enjoyed the mosaics and lower church. Padre Pio's incorrupt body is on display in the lower level. Can't beat that.
  • Lovely museum about life of s. Padre Pio, kindly brothers minorem capucinorem, amazing mosaic at krypt of p. Pio, made by p. Marko Ivan Rupnik. Kind staff at pilgrimage office.
  • Such a Holy Place to be, where St. Padre Pio one of the greatest saints of our times lived.
  • It's like paradise

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