If you have heard of Pietrelcina you probably already know how famous it is – the town that gave its name to the saint, Padre Pio of Pietrelcina. What you may not know is that it is still a typical small Italian town and enjoys the most amazing peace and tranquility despite the short visits of many pilgrims.
If you have not heard of it – perhaps it is time to find a place in which you can experience something unique, simple, down-to-earth, and an antidote to this busy world
So here are the facts about this town:
Where to stay, where to pray, where to eat, where to meet.
where to walk, talk or just sit and look, listen and enjoy being here.
(The ‘DIRECTORY’ section is free to use and still growing. We are always on the look-out for more entries)
Why do we think Pietrelcina is so special?
Long after he left, St. Padre Pio was reported to say, “Pietrelcina will be preserved like the apple of my eyes.” Before dying, he declared, “During my life I have favoured San Giovanni Rotondo. After my death, I will favour Pietrelcina.”
Who we are
Our family discovered Pietrelcina during a very short visit in 1988. (see our story here) We were not to return till 2006 and since then have returned many, many times, bought a house and some land here and have regularly thanked God for showing us this special place.
We would like to share our knowledge with anyone who is thinking of taking a closer look at the town or would like to visit it for a few days or even longer.
Let us have your feedback
If you are interested in what you see here, or would like more information about our project, do keep in touch. Use our ‘Contact Form’ to let us know what you would like to see on the site.
We would also love to hear some of your stories about Pietrelcina.
Perhaps you could also help us to spread the word and give the name of this site to a friend or make a link to it on your own site or blog.
More about Padre Pio
If you would like to know more about St. Padre Pio and what religious events are taking place in Pietrelcina, you can visit the official site of the Capuchins in Pietrelcina : www.cappuccinipietrelcina.com
Or you can go to an English site which give continuous updates and information about Padre Pio and other interesting stories: http://www.padrepiosworld.com – Be sure to check out http://www.padrepiosworld.com/page22.php This will take you to a particularly interesting page on that site.