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San Giovanni Rotondo

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Country  Italy
Frazioni  Matine
Time zone  CET (UTC+1)
Province  Province of Foggia
Local time  Monday 10:27 PM
Dialling code  0882
Province / Metropolitan city  Foggia (FG)
Elevation  565 m (1,854 ft)
Area  259.6 km²
Region  Apulia
Postal code  71013
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Demonym(s)  Sangiovannesi, Sangiuannari (dialect)
Weather  12°C, Wind SE at 11 km/h, 69% Humidity

San Giovanni Rotondo is the name of a city and comune in the province of Foggia and region of Apulia, in southern Italy.

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Map of 71013 San Giovanni Rotondo, Province of Foggia, Italy

San Giovanni Rotondo was the home of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina from 28 July 1916 until his death on 23 September 1968. The Padre Pio Pilgrimage Church was built in devotion to the saint and dedicated on 1 July 2004. The city is renowned for its hospital and medical-research centre Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza (Home for the Relief of the Suffering) founded by Saint Pio of Pietrelcina.

The nearby Sanctuary of Saint Michael the Archangel is also the site of Catholic pilgrimages and was visited by Pope John Paul II in 1987.

International relations

San Giovanni Rotondo is twinned with:

  • Pietrelcina in Italy (since 2005)
  • Wadowice in Poland (since 2006)
  • Monte Sant'Angelo in Italy (since 2013)
  • References

    San Giovanni Rotondo Wikipedia