For your stay in San Giovanni Rotondo it is useful to know that:
San Giovanni Rotondo is today one of the main centres of international religious tourism thanks to its devotion to Padre Pio.
San Giovanni Rotondo lies on the slopes of Monte Calvo, the highest peak of the promontory, in a valley in the centre of the Gargano at an altitude of 600 m. The small village in the heart of the Gargano National Park is an important pole of international religious tourism, thanks to the figure of Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, who lived and worked here. It is the crypt of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, where his remains are kept, the fulcrum of devotion, destination of constant pilgrimages, today enclosed in the new complex designed by Renzo Piano.
The surrounding walls, built by Frederick II, embellished by the cylindrical tower, today the seat of the Museum of Popular Arts, embrace the ancient centre, dotted with places of devotion such as the Church of Sant’Orsola and that of Sant’Onofrio and the Chapel of the Madonna di Loreto. Among the streets of the centre, there are also the churches of San Giuseppe craftsman, San Nicola and Santa Caterina.
The Church of San Giovanni Battista, or della Rotonda, which stands on the ruins of an ancient circular temple dedicated to the Janus God and gives its name to the town, is full of history.
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