San Giovanni Rotondo is the name of a city and comune in the province of Foggia and region of Apulia, in southern Italy. San Giovanni Rotondo was the home of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina from 28 July 1916 until his death on Septemer 23, 1968.  The Shrine of St. Padre Pio is here and is the second -most visited Catholic shrine in the world.  It centers on the tomb of St.  Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, a Capuchin friar, priest and mystic known for his devotion to God, care for the sick, and supernatural gifts. He died in 1968 and was declared a saint in 2002.

Pilgrimage to Italy 2012