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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  • Visiting San Giovanni Rotondo, we went to visit the Church of Saint Pio with the crypt and part of the mosaics. Truly beautiful mosaics and very opulent, architecturally. An abomination by knowing the humble life and low in San Pio. Finally we found the body of Saint Pio much more visible than in the past, when his side from which you could see Saint Pius was enlarged.
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  • Very interesting in terms of architectural Temple. Beautiful mosaics in the lower church. Monumental Cross and the eagles on the outside impression
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  • A building architecturally enough ... but with too much magnificence and luxury ... it almost seems to be on a stage as far as room decoration and gold for the lights that light up. I think it's just a mockery of the values that Padre Pio left to his faithful. Really horrible!
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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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