Padre Pio and St. Michael the Archangel’s Sanctuaries Private Tour from Rome

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San Giovanni Rotondo is famous for his work in the city of St. Pius (known as Padre Pio) of Pietrelcina, and the city where the venerated monk worked his miracles. Pio was beatified in 2002. In the Capuchin Monastery Padre Pio received the stigmata in 1918, and where all those supernatural events led to his sainthood and canonization took place as well. It is a destination that the tourists and tourists should make every effort to visit. The Church’s crypt also hosted, up until a few years ago, the tomb of St. Pio. The Sanctuary of the Archangel Michael, or Saint Michael, in the grotto dates from the 5th – 6th centuries and the site where devotion to the Archangel Michael began. The original grotto of San Michele is said to have been consecrated by the archangel and is the only church not consecrated by human hands.

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Duration: 10 to 12 hours
Starts: Rome, Italy
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours



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San Giovanni Rotondo is famous for his work in the city of St. Pius (known as Padre Pio) of Pietrelcina, and the city where the venerated monk worked his miracles. Pio was beatified in 2002. In the Capuchin Monastery Padre Pio received the stigmata in 1918, and where all those supernatural events led to his sainthood and canonization took place as well. It is a destination that the tourists and tourists should make every effort to visit. The Church’s crypt also hosted, up until a few years ago, the tomb of St. Pio. The Sanctuary of the Archangel Michael, or Saint Michael, in the grotto dates from the 5th – 6th centuries and the site where devotion to the Archangel Michael began. The original grotto of San Michele is said to have been consecrated by the archangel and is the only church not consecrated by human hands.

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Stop At: Chiesa di San Pio, Via Giuseppe de Nunzio n. 13, 71013 San Giovanni Rotondo Italy

After the death of Padre Pio, the Saints friars thought of constructing new church, because it is too sensitive to the material and spiritual needs of the devotees, the existing church could not contain. Renzo Piano, so that it could accommodate 6,500 people. For its size it is the second largest church in Italy, after St. Peter’s Church in Rome.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Convento Santa Maria delle Grazie, Viale Padre Pio, 71013 San Giovanni Rotondo Italy

Long dedicated to Santa Maria delle Grazie, the new Sanctuary conceived by Renzo Piano deals – with its enormous conch-shell structure – and represents the second largest church in Italy after Milan’s Duomo. The new Sanctuary was almost entirely financed by the offerings of pilgrims. Today it can hold up to 6,500 people at once.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo, Via Reale Basilica 127, 71037 Monte Sant’Angelo Italy

St. Michael Pilgrimage Shrine consists of the original Sanctuary of the Archangel Michael in a grotto and the crypt and devotional museums. It is easy to find the shrine as the octagonal bell tower, built in the 13th century, rises above the town of Monte Sant’Angelo on Puglia’s Gargano Promontory. From the small bell tower, pilgrims and tourists pass through the Gothic arches of San Michele. Descending the long stone staircase built in the 13th century (or for the disabled), visitors arrive in the ship with frescoes and murals. On the Bronze doors, made in 1076 in Constantinople, are 24 panels depicting Bible scenes. The doors lead to the cave of Saint Michael. The Sanctuary of the Archangel Michael, or Saint Michael, in the grotto dates from the 5th – 6th centuries and the site where devotion to the Archangel Michael began. The original grotto of San Michele is said to have been consecrated by the archangel and is the only church not consecrated by human hands.
The Shrine is on the ancient Sacred Langobardorum Street, connecting important Longobard sites, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a stop on the Pilgrimage route for devotees of the Archangel Michael that connects Mont St Michelin.

Duration: 1 hour



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