1. Italy
  2. Apulia
  3. Foggia
  4. San Giovanni Rotondo

Holy Roads, Art, and City in Puglia

Product ID: 172748
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This tour includes a visit to the most important sanctuaries in Puglia. It starts from the beautiful Troia, a stopover point of the ancient via Francigena, to get to the ancient Monte Sant'Angelo and then touch San Giovanni Rotondo, place of San Pio.
About this activity
Duration 6 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Immerse yourself in Christian spirituality in northern Puglia
  • Visit Monte Sant'Angelo
  • Admire majestic, ancient works
  • Learn about religious history from your tour guide
Full description
Immerse yourself in Christian spirituality that, in the lands of northern Puglia, has materialized in majestic works, testimony of a millenary history founded on the spirit.

First, stop at Troia, a small town with a splendid Romanesque cathedral and a destination for pilgrimages throughout the Middle Ages as a fundamental stage of the via Francigena that brought pilgrims from Rome to Brindisi and finally to the Holy Land. 

Listen to your guide who will tell you about the beauty and meaning of the unique rose window, particularly special due to its unusual division in odd parts. 

After that, the exploration of the interior of the church will start. Your guide will explain the stratification of the styles as well as the "dormitio virginis", an enigmatic painting which remained covered and unknown for centuries, and the "miraculous crucifix", a work by the local artist Pietro Frasa.

Next, visit Monte Sant'Angelo with its famous saint Micheal Sanctuary. On its lower level, find the cave, which is directly accessible from the Angevin staircase, the devotional museum, and the crypts.

Finally, head to San Giovanni Rotondo, the place of San Pio da Pietrelcina, where you will visit the majestic church of Renzo Piano and the rich tomb of the saint of stigmata.
Includes
  • Guided tour in Troia's cathedral
  • Guided tour in Monte Sant'Angelo
  • Guided tour in San Giovanni Rotondo
What’s Not Included
  • Optional transfer form Lucera, Foggia and Bovino to the meeting point

When you get there

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