Travel Blogs from San Giovanni Rotondo
... we got back on the bus and drove through the snow capped Apennines on our way to Vieste. Vieste is a seaside resort on the Adriatic coast that is a favorite holiday retreat of the Italians and Germans but little known to most Americans. We stayed in the old town in a cliff side hotel which was unexpectedly modern and beautiful. There are many narrow streets of about 8 feet wide and many other dwellings and ...
... 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 ...
... a photo on the Internet and posting it on this blog.
Eventually we stopped in the town of Termini next to the Adriatic Sea. It was cold and windy, but I took a picture of two people wind surfing. If you increase the size of the picture, you will be able to see them. As far as food goes, the one pizzeria we saw there was closed! We decided to head back to Campobasso and wait for dinner at 8:00pm!
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