Hotel Gran Paradiso
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Gran Paradiso San Giovanni Rotondo
Travel Blogs from San Giovanni Rotondo
... drive into the forest of Umbra for a picnic.
We drove for about an hour along more of the narrow, winding mountain roads that lead to the state forest. Arriving at the center of the park we found most of the park trails closed (duh...it is October) so we continued on the state forest road and decided to skip the picnic. It took another couple of hours to return to our hotel in Mattinata. Not ...
We awoke to a sunny but windy day in Termoli. After a light breakfast we set out for Vieste on the far Eastern point of the spur of Italy. It took about two hours to make the drive with a few interesting sites along the way, some unexpected, as in hookers on the highway pull outs waving at trucks to stop.
The views of the Adriatic were stunning in many ...
... of the mosaics are taken. They are beautiful. There is also a relic of St. John Paul II. Then we went to Monte Sant'Angelo on the bus. It was up a mountain. St. Michael the Archangel appeared to a bishop in a cave there. We went to the cave. When we got back to San Giovanni Rotondo there was a St. Francis parade because it was the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. There were several thousand people. Padre Pio was a Capuchin Franciscan ...
... the hotel in San Giovanni Rotondo. When we got to the hotel we checked in, went to our rooms and unpacked. I did some homework. Then we went downstairs to walk to the Shrine of Saint Padre Pio. When we got there we prayed the rosary in the newer church, the Padre Pio Pilgrim Church, and saw Padre Pio's incorrupt body. Finally we ate dinner at the hotel and went to ...
... to eat. We chose a seafood antipasti to share with a tomato salad (just tomatoes) – the lady looked astonished that we didn't want spaghetti and that we only wanted one dish between us. It was, in fact, very nice – octopus, clams and a white fish. We sat about in the afternoon and then had fish again for supper. We chatted briefly to an American couple who are here for next week's Swim Trek, all the others having left today.