Pilgrimage to San Giovanni Rotondo and Benevento

  • 20 May 2024
  • 5 Nights
  • 999 Per Person
  • Dublin
  • Italy

This 5-night pilgrimage to San Giovanni Rotondo and Benevento in Italy, takes pilgrims on a spiritual journey following in the footsteps of Saint Padre Pio.

We will be spending the first few days in San Giovanni Rotondo, in Puglia, where we will learn about the life and work of Padre Pio. We will visit the places where he lived, his resting place, and other important religious sites related to his life work such as the Old Church of Santa Maria della Grazie where he received the stigmata in 1918.

We will also spend time in Benevento where we will visit Benevento Cathedral, the place where Padre Pio was ordained. As part of this pilgrimage we will visit St. Matthew’s monastery and Monte Sant Angelo, the shrine in the cave where the Archangel Michael appeared in the fifth century.

To book your place on this pilgrimage to San Giovanni Rotondo and Benevento, or additional information about the tour contact our travel experts.

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Pilgrimage to San Giovanni Rotondo and Benevento

This 5-night pilgrimage to San Giovanni Rotondo and Benevento in Italy, takes pilgrims on a spiritual journey following in the footsteps of Saint Padre Pio.

We will be spending the first few days in San Giovanni Rotondo, in Puglia, where we will learn about the life and work of Padre Pio. We will visit the places where he lived, his resting place, and other important religious sites related to his life work such as the Old Church of Santa Maria della Grazie where he received the stigmata in 1918.

We will also spend time in Benevento where we will visit Benevento Cathedral, the place where Padre Pio was ordained. As part of this pilgrimage we will visit St. Matthew’s monastery and Monte Sant Angelo, the shrine in the cave where the Archangel Michael appeared in the fifth century.

To book your place on this pilgrimage to San Giovanni Rotondo and Benevento, or additional information about the tour contact our travel experts.

Itinerary

  • Return flights from Dublin to Naples
  • Coach transfers
  • 4 nights at Centro di Spiritualita with breakfast, lunch and dinner each day
  • 1 night at Antum Hotel in Benevento with breakfast and dinner
  • Check-in assistance at airports 
  • 1 x 20kg check-in bag & 1 x small cabin bag

DAY 1: Monday 20th May

Early departure from Dublin airport on our Aer Lingus flight to Naples. You will be met by our Joe Walsh tours pilgrimage co-ordinator and transferred by private coach to San Giovanni Rotondo.

After checking in to the hotel, we will have lunch at the Centro di Spiritualita’ Padre Pio where we will stay for four nights with all meals included each day. Mass and dinner.

DAY 2: Tuesday 21st May

Today we will spend the whole day in San Giovanni. We will have mass at 09:15 and visit the Capuchin Friary, the cell where Saint Pio lived and died, the crucifix before which he received the stigmata.

We will have lunch at the hotel before continuing our day visiting the old and new churches and the tomb of St. Pio. We will also visit the English Office, where we will hear about his extraordinary life.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

DAY 3: Wednesday 22nd May

This morning we travel to the nearby town of San Marco in Lamis with its beautiful market and visit St. Matthew’s monastery. After lunch we continue to Monte Sant Angelo, the shrine in the cave where the Archangel Michael appeared in the fifth century. A long list of Saints and Popes have visited this cave to pray to the Archangel, among them St. Francis of Assisi, St Pio and St John Paul II.

Mass and return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

DAY 4: Thursday 23rd May

After breakfast today we will have another full day in San Giovanni. We visit the Way of the Cross and part of the Hospital ‘Casa Sollievo della sofferenza’. The hospital, also known as “Home for Relief of the Suffering”, now welcomes many patients, being one of the best health care centres in Italy. Free afternoon and personal prayer time

DAY 5 Friday 24th May

Today after breakfast and check out we will be transferred by private coach to Benevento. On the way we will stop in Pietrelcina, the birthplace of Saint Pio, where we will have mass and lunch (own expenses) before continuing to the newly refurbished Antum Hotel for our last night.

DAY 6: Saturday 25th May

Today is our last day, after breakfast and check out from the hotel we will be picked up to go to the airport for our way back to Dublin. We hope you enjoyed your pilgrimage to Italy with us.

  • Prices per person sharing twin/double rooms with private facilities
  • Airport taxes and charges applicable at the time of booking are included in the price
  • Luggage allowance included per person and subject to airline’s conditions
  • Payment terms: deposit €300 deposit per person and balances 12 weeks prior to departure
  • Single rooms on request subject to supplement of 250
  • Travel insurance is an optional extra available to passengers up to 90 years; please check https://joewalshtours.ie/travel-insurance/ for full details on travel insurance

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