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Upon your arrival at Rome airport, one of our representatives will be waiting for you to welcome you and transfer you comfortably and quickly to your hotel. The rest of the day will be free for you to relax.
After enjoying your breakfast, you will make your own way to the Roma Termini station to board the train to the city of Foggia. Once there, we will transfer you by private vehicle to the hotel located in San Giovanni Rotondo, a town widely famous thanks to Saint Pius.
You will have the option to visit Monte Sant’Antelo with an additional fee and exlpore San Giovanni Rotondo at your own pace.
You will start the day enjoying a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Then you will have the rest of the day free to visit the town and its artistic and cultural heritage. Padre Pio lived in San Giovanni Rotondo from 1916 until the day of his death on September 23, 1968. Here, on August 5, 1918, Padre Pio received the “transverberation” of Jesus. On the following September 20th, he would again receive the stigmata of the Passion and crucifixion of Jesus. Padre Pio received from God mystical attributes, such as bilocation or the mysterious perfume that his body emanates. On the other hand, it is said that he still performs miracles and helps people who believe and pray to him. On May 2, 1999, Pope John Paul II proclaimed him a Saint. And while around Padre Pio a great spiritual culture was born, the international center of “Prayer Groups” constantly keeps in touch with both Italian and foreign Prayer Groups, assists them in organizing initiatives, supports their activities and provides them with all necessary data and informative material. Close to the monastery there is the Padre Pio Wax Museum that contains historical information about the region as well as mosaics that depict the life of Padre Pio. In this town you will also find the great project of the “Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza” (House of Relief from Suffering), a majestic and modern hospital built near the convent of San Giovanni Rotondo, one of the largest hospitals in Europe. In Giovanni Rotondo you can visit the cave of Santa Maria delle Grazie, where the body of Padre Pio was displayed to the public until 2009.
In the evening you will reflect on your day’s visit and have a restful night at your hotel.
In the morning you will enjoy a delicious breakfast and, at the time indicated, one of our private vehicles will pick you up to take you comfortably to the Foggia train station. You will then start the return journey by train to Roma Termini. Upon arrival at the train terminal, you will make your own way to the hotle we have booked for you.
After enjoying your breakfast, and at the time indicated, you will be transferred to Rome airport to board your flight back home or to your next destination.
After spending a few fantastic days with Greca, we hope to see you again soon to create more wonderful moments that will remain in your memory forever!
Have a nice trip! Or as the locals say: “Buon Viaggio!”