SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO
Discovering San Giovanni Rotondo with Marino
General information on San Giovanni Rotondo
San Giovanni Rotondo, in the province of Foggia, is famous around the world for the life and works of San Pio of Pietrelcina, or Padre Pio, a Capuchin friar who lived in the homonymous city. Whether you are believers or not, worshipping Padre Pio can be a pretext for visiting a delightful village, one of those that only if you choose Italy for a vacation can be admired.
The city’s tourist flow concentrates almost exclusively around the area of the Convent, although countless churches and monuments are also worth visiting. Padre Pio lived for fifty-two years in San Giovanni Rotondo, from 1916 until his death. Pilgrimages to this city have no season, with 6 million visitors per year. The Church of San Pio is a work that brings to light the legacy of the Capuchin friar, who left an indelible mark in the hearts of worshippers. The immense building has, in fact, been almost entirely funded by donations and offers by pilgrims.