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Day 7: San Giovanni Rotondo - Monte Sant’ Angel (*View incorrupt body of Padre Pio)
After celebrating Mass at the tomb of Padre Pio, we tour the
sanctuary, see the old church and the crucifix from which he received
the stigmata in 1918. You will see the confessional where Padre Pio
spent innumerable hours with a ...
Earlier this week we have a dinner party with all of the Brothers and Sisters of the Assumptionists. Yes, we had nuns and priests over for dinner and they spoke a variety of languages ranging from Italian to French to English to Spanish. It was a ton of fun and they are all so friendly!
After this stressful week of midterms, we traveled 3 and a half hours (on the fast train) to the region of Puglia! We ...
Early start and we were off the boat just after 7.30am. We taxied onto the old town and things were just starting to open when we got there so we had some breakfast. The main entrance is quite a wide street with quaint stone terraces either side with shops beneath. It took you to a square with a church and the museum/palace behind. ...
... tourists, the guidebooks had very little to say. This is somewhat surprising as we think the area is quite beautiful. While we debated whether the countryside was as pretty as Tuscany, we agreed this area was worth returning to and exploring further. (We just wish that we had stopped to take more photos.)
Eventually the mountains of Basilicatta gave way to sweeping plains of Puglia. Here the farms are ...
Leisurely had breakfast on the terrace that overlooks the olive groves and the hilltown of Peschici. Lots of people to chat with, couples from London. Belgium, France etc. For them this place is a short trip. Antonella made me delicious eggs, paired with their local bread, it is exceptional. I have become accustomed to an early morning cappuccino followed with a caffe latte. Terribly spoiled.
Clouds scatter the horizon, we decide to just as stay and ...