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San Giovanni Rotondo
How to get there from Scotland

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By Air:
San Giovanni is about two hours away from two airports, Bari and Pescara.
Ryanair flies into both airports from Stansted.
Ryanair also flies from Prestwick to Stansted every day.
This the way most pilgrims from Scotland travel to San Giovanni Rotondo.
Ryanair also flies direct to Rome from Prestwick. From Rome you can take a train to Foggia and then
a bus to San Giovanni Rotondo - details below.
By train:
The nearest train station to S. Giovanni Rotondo is Foggia, about 18miles away.
Trains arrive at the Foggia railway station.
From there you can take a Sita bus to the convent of S. Giovanni Rotondo.
Buses depart approximately every hour - bus runs begin at 5.00a.m. and end at 10.10 p.m.
(If you are going to be in Rome during your visit to Italy there is a train between Rome and Foggia.)

Foggia the Capital of the Province is a renowned and pleasant medieval town at a height of 556 mt on the side of a hill set in the headland of the Gargano, a mountain which plunges into the Adriatic. It is famous for its connection with Padre Pio da Pietrelcina and for the "Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza" (The Home for the Relief of Suffering), which was built to modern standards thanks to the many donations from all over the world. Other buildings of note are: the Battistero of San Giovanni which gets the second part of its name from its round shape; and the church of Sant'Onofrio dating back to the XIII century.
The Friary of Our Lady of Grace, where Padre Pio lived, and the Chapel of the Virgin of Loreto are the sacred buildings most visited by pilgrims throughout the year.
The town, which is also renowned as a Spa, has good accommodation facilities: hotels and inns. The nearest railway station is in Manfredonia 23 km away.

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This is information should be used as a general guide only.
You should always do your own checks before travelling.

Within a day's travel of San Giovanni Rotondo there are the Basilicas of:
These are well worth visiting.
Click on the links above for more information on each.

The old and the new churches of "Our Lady of Grace" in San Giovanni

Click here for Satellite images of San Giovanni Rotondo

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