1 day: Airport - San Giovanni Rotondo
Meeting of the participants in the agreed place and departure in the Gt Bus reserved for San Giovanni Rotondo. Arrival and visit to the places where Saint Pio of Pietrelcina lived and worked: the Ancient Church and the new Church, both dedicated to Santa Maria Delle Grazie, the Veranda, the Cell, the Surgery room, the hall of San Francesco and the Crucifix of the Stigmata. Visit of the New Church of San Pio da Pietrelcina designed by Renzo Piano, in the upper part and in the lower part with the passage between the mosaics of the artist Father Rupnik, of the Aletti center and achievement of the new Chapel in gold containing the remains of San Pious. Veneration and personal prayer. The Holy Mass follows in the New Church of St. Pio. Packed lunch by the participants. Transfer to Alberobello / surroundings, hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight stay.
2 day: Grotte di Castellana - Alberobello
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for a guided tour of the Castellana Caves, a complex of underground cavities of karstic origin, of notable tourist interest, among the most beautiful and spectacular in Italy. Lunch in a restaurant. In the afternoon transfer to Alberobello for a guided tour of the city of the famous trulli, characteristic dry-built peasant houses with whitewashed walls and typical gray stone roofs, a short walk in the alleys where houses, small shops, typical restaurants all in a unique atmosphere. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight.
3 day: Lecce - Otranto
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Lecce. Meeting with the guide and visit of the city: the historical center of Baroque style, where one is enchanted by the visual effect of the "Lecce stone". Visit de: the Piazza Sant'Oronzo, dominated by the famous obelisk; the Church of Santa Croce, considered one of the most important baroque representations; the 2nd century Roman amphitheater; the majestic Piazza del Duomo. Lunch in a restaurant. In the afternoon transfer to Otranto and visit of the city: the Cathedral with the Chapel of the Martyrs, the crypt and the mosaic. Time available for the purchase of souvenirs of local crafts. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.
4 day: Monte Sant’Angelo - Airport
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for the town of Monte Sant'Angelo to admire the cave sanctuary dedicated to St. Michael the Archangel, since the Middle Ages a privileged destination for pilgrims from all over Europe. At the end of the visit, lunch and departure for the airport.
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