Guides San Giovanni Rotondo

San Giovanni Rotondo, guided walking tours with local guides

The Province of Foggia also known as Daunia is a vast territory, and Umbra Forest is its heart.
San Giovanni Rotondo is a charming village located right in this area, the Gargano peninsula. Famous throughout the world as the home of Saint Pio of Pietralcina (1887-1968) from 1916 until his death. The Capuchin friar, Padre Pio, who was canonized in 2002 by Pope John Paul II. With our guide certified by the Region of Puglia, you can visit the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, in whose monastery near San Pio spent most of his life until his death, the new basilica designed by renowned architect Renzo Piano, whose recent construction it was necessary to accommodate the millions of faithful who arrive every year on the Gargano and the large hospital complex "Casa Sollievo dalla Sofferenza".

But the journey to the most famous Gargano does not end here, but continues with another must-see, to match in San Giovanni Rotondo (for a service of guided visit of a full day) because it also linked to the ancient places of worship Christianity: Monte Sant'Angelo (SITE UNESCO since 2011), whose shrine dedicated to the Archangel Michael and the Holy Cave below, together with the Castle, the Museum of Arts and Popular Traditions and the Abbey of Santa Maria di Pulsano are obligatory steps this itinerary in Daunia.

Duration: San Giovanni Rotondo and Monte Sant’Angelo 5 hrs Entrance Fee: On request Meeting point: San Giovanni Rotondo (Check point Pozzo di Cavo o Parcheggio San Francesco); Monte Sant’Angelo (Parcheggio zona Castello). Other languages: Italian, French, Spanish, German.