Friday, September 21
We meet our tour leader at 5.30am at Malta International Airport for our 7.35am Air Malta flight, landing in Rome’s Fiumicino Airport at 9am. We leave by coach for Lanciano, a beautiful city with striking architecture. It was here in the city of Lanciano that the Eucharistic miracle purported to have occurred in the 8th century. The relics of this miracle reside in the Church of St Francis where we will attend Holy Mass in this sacred place.
Later we continue our journey to San Giovanni Rotondo where we check-in at the 3 star Hotel Fini followed by dinner.

Saturday, September 22
Breakfast then leave by coach to Foggia to visit St Anne’s Convent where Padre Pio spent six months. We will be able to listen to stories related to Padre Pio when he lived in this convent. Time for Mass and some shopping.
Later we leave for Morcone and visit and tour the convent where Padre Pio spent his formative years. In the evening, we will have dinner at hotel.

Sunday, September 23
Today marks the 50th anniversary from the death of Padre Pio. After breakfast, we visit various places in San Giovanni Rotondo, the famous Padre Pio pilgrimage shrine, including the famous Sanctuary dedicated to Santa Maria delle Grazie, the Padre Pio museum, his room, the crypt, the cell where Padre Pio lived and died and the crucifix in front of which he received the stigmata while praying and the small church which includes his confessionary.
Later we also visit the Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza Hospital and the new Basilica dedicated to St Pio of Pietrelcina, built after his canonisation in 2002.
In the evening, dinner at hotel and soon after we join the activities commemorating Padre Pio’s death.

Monday, September 24
Breakfast then head to the towns of Bari and Alberobello.  In Bari we attend Mass at the majestic Cathedral dedicated to St Nicholas which is very popular with pilgrims. Later we head to Alberobello, famous for the unusual districts of trulli, the characteristic white-washed conical-roofed houses of this area. In the evening, dinner at hotel.

Tuesday, September 25
After breakfast we leave by coach to Pietrelcina, a small village where Padre Pio was born and lived until he was 31-years-old. We will visit places of interest which have a connection with Padre Pio, including the parish church where he said his first Mass on August 14, 1910. We will have Mass here and have free time for buying souvenirs. 
Later we leave by coach to Fiumicino Airport to catch the 9.10pm Air Malta flight, returning to Malta at 10.35pm.
  • Tour Dates:
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    21 Sep 18 - 25 Sep 18  

  • Tour Prices
    (21 Sep - 25 Sep) per person

    Adult in Triple €659

    Adult in Double €669

    Adult in Single €740

    Child Sharing €599

    Return direct flights to Rome
    4 nights’ accommodation in 3 star Hotel Fini or similar in San Giovanni Rotondo
    Rooms with private facilities, sat TV, A/C & hairdryer
    Buffet breakfast
    4 Dinners including wine and water
    Transfers and excursion according to programme
    Services of tour leader
    Service of spiritual director
    Airport taxes & service charge
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    Adults

    Ins Basic 76-80 inc exc waiver €45

    Ins Std 70-75 inc exc waiver €40

    Ins Std Adult inc exc waiver €23

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    Ins Child inc exc waiver €14