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Travel Blogs from San Giovanni Rotondo
We traveled all the way across Italy to the eastern Adriatic coast to the town of Vieste on Wednesday. On the way we stopped to see Hadrian's Villa just outside of Rome near Tivoli. If you recall Hadrian was the dude who built the Pantheon and the wall across the northern edge of the Roman Empire in England to protect the Romans from invading Celts. This is the origin of the old expression that "if you can't beat ...
... Federico took us to watch the Palio di San Giorgo (the annual ox race). We were then invited back for tea. Wonderful people - even our accommodation was paid for. As it was getting dark Federico drove us to the next village Serra Capriola with his friends George and Richard. I will remember this day with fond memories for a very long ...
... records were destroyed in a fire, and the other man said those records were at San Severo (their native town). We have found confusing information given to us like this during our entire sojourn thus far. We don't know if it is a translation problem, or they just guess a lot!
We were planning to travel to San Severo anyway to take a look. We were hungry by the time we arrived, and there were no ...
We discovered it on the internet as a motorhome stop over but it is much, much more than that. At the centre of the estate, a large whitewashed farmhouse with flowering camellias in a sheltered courtyard, down below, cellars with brick vaulted ceilings and beyond terraced gardens with herbs, lemons and oranges. In addition, an acclaimed restaurant that serves traditional Puglian recipes. There is a push in southern Italy to get farmers and estates to get into "agriturismo" ...
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 ...
- Free parking