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    Spiritual Italy: San Giovanni Rotondo

    Follow in the footsteps of generations of Catholic pilgrims with a 2-night, excursion from Rome to San Giovanni Rotondo with transportation by high-speed train and vehicle and accommodation in a 4-star hotel. Enjoy the time to visit the Saint Padre Pio shrine and soak up the historic atmosphere of the small town's squares, churches and neighbourhoods!

    DEPARTURES

    Daily Departures from November 2019 to October 2020

    Included:
    • Accommodation in 4-star hotels
    • Private transfer from Foggia to San Giovanni Rotondo and vice versa
    • Train tickets from Rome to Foggia & Foggia to Rome in 2nd class
    • Meals as per itinerary (please inform us at the moment of the booking, in case of any food allergy or dietary restrictions)
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    Not Included:
    • Tips
    • Porterage service
    • Drinks
    • Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned
    • City tax for overnight stays (according to each city council rules)
    • Everything that is not mentioned in included
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    Optional Extras:
    • Airport or Train Station Transfers in Rome
    • Pre and Post Accommodation

    PRICING DETAILS

    Click Book Online for 2019 & 2020 pricing!
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    Pricing is based on 4-star accommodation category

    • All prices are per person
    • City tax not included (paid directly at the hotel)
    • Drinks are not included with meals

    Spiritual Italy: San Giovanni Rotondo
    Rome > Foggia > San Giovanni Rotondo > Rome

    ITINERARY

    DAY 1: ROME > SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO

    Board on a train from Rome Termini to Foggia, where you will meet your private car and driver, who will take you to your hotel in San Giovanni Rotondo, home of the Shrine of Padre Pio (opportunity to stop at Monte Sant’Angelo with a supplement). Settle into your hotel to rest up for the day ahead.

    DAY 2: SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO

    After breakfast at your hotel, spend the day exploring this fascinating city on your own. From July 28, 1916, until his death on September 23, 1968, Padre Pio, famous for his stigmata, called San Giovanni Rotondo home. The miracle of his stigmata was recognized by the Pope after the approval of the three commissions canonically required. The Medical Consultations of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints examined the case, and with a unanimous vote judged it “scientifically inexplicable”. Finally, the Pope officially recognized the miracle with the decree of December 21, 1998, and fixed the date for the Beatification for Sunday, May 2, 1999. Millions of people exulted with joy and participated in the ceremony at Saint Peter’s Square. On June 16, 2002, Padre Pio was declared a Saint. His body was exhumed in March of 2009 and placed on display at the Santa Maria delle Grazie shrine, where it stayed until September 2009. After this intense day, return to your hotel for some well-earned relaxation. Meals: B

    DAY 3: SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO > ROME

    Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before your private car takes you back to the Foggia train station, where you will depart to Rome for the conclusion of your tour. Meals: B