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San Giovanni Rotondo


Padre Pio

San Giovanni Rotondo is situated to the center of a width bowl to 20 Km from Monte Sant'Angelo and to 567 meters on the sea level.

Nearly to half road between Monte Sant' Angelo and San Giovanni Rotondo there is, in the zone dictates flat of Pantanello, one doline in which flow the pluvial waters. The chasm wide approximately 2 meters and deep about 100 meters is one of the more important in Italy.

The reputation of San Giovanni Rotondo begins with the arrival of Padre Pio to the convent of the Cappuccini dedicated to "Saint Maria delle Grazie".

Padre Pio born to Pietrelcina (BN) in 1887 and died to San Giovanni Rotondo in 1968 it is famous for the ascetic life and the miracles received for its intercession.

It is buried in the crypt of the church built next to the convent.

panoramicaTo the right of the basilica it has been realized a monumental Via Crucis, little distant rises the huge hospital Casa sollievo della Sofferenza constructed with the donation received from the worshippers.

The continuous presence of pilgrims coming from all the parts of the world, has determined a remarkable development of the citizen who has become rich of villas and hotels.