San Giovanni Rotondo is a great place to spend a relaxing holiday, at the sea and at the discovery of nature thanks to the National Park of Gargano, with hidden corners of unspoiled nature.
The historic center of the town has the typical architecture of the Gargano: the construction materials are simple, and the city is almost entirely made of earth and stone. A really beautiful scenery.
One can also see the towers and gates of the old city wanted by Frederick II of Swabia.
It is on these streets that you can retrace the steps of Padre Pio, an important religious figure for the Catholic church.
His stay in the town is centered on the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, where the Saint spent a good part of his life and where his remains are preserved.
Around the monastery were built several churches and religious buildings, all within walking distance.
Here you can breathe a magical atmosphere tense between respect, admiration and inspiration, over a figure who has become a symbol for the Catholic religion and more.
Thousands of people visit every year to the relics of Padre Pio and the town is now equipped to accommodate all sorts of tourists with warmth, services of excellent quality and a genuine and tasty cuisine that one can hardly resist.