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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  • I speak not from practicing atheist on symbolic meaning and spiritual content of this property due to one of the great contemporary superstars. This time however, Renzo Piano didn't make the miracle. In fact, I think it went quite a bit over the top. I do not know what the demands of the client, but in any case this building suffers from an excess of gigantism and a waste of decorations that do not accord with the figure of the Saint that you want here. Such architecture seems very little success. Looks like stuff from the sixties, only bigger. It reminds me of, on the one hand, certain paleosovietici buildings, on the other hand, the more elegant Klee Zentrum in Bern, of the same plan, but this is much more elegant and well placed in its context. I mean, even the biggest mistakes. Padre Pio forgive ... And San Giovanni Rotondo is not Dubai. Maybe that is the problem of the enormous building. Anyway, if you are around here, it's worth going to check it out.
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  • The modern church. I don't really like because I know green that is recent as opposed to the old one.
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  • San Giovanni Rotondo is the 2nd most visited religious site in Europe, after the Vatican, with 9 million visitors. You can see the reliquary is Saint Padre Pio and you will find the impressive number of miracles. Not to be missed at least 3 or 4 days minimum.
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  • Such a Holy Place to be, where St. Padre Pio one of the greatest saints of our times lived.
  • It's like paradise
  • great spiritual experience
  • It's my heaven house
  • This is where they move Padre Pio's body.

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