October 28th – November 1st 2024

Day 1

Monday – October 28th

Departure on Airmalta flight KM 640 to Catania at  Group has to reach airport by 3:30 am.  On arrival in Catania at 6:40 am we board our coach GRAN TURISMO and proceed for a quick breakfast at Cafe’ Parisi.  We shall start on our way to Messina where our coach boards the ferry.  On reaching the mainland we shall proceed on our way to San Giovanni Rotondo allowing a couple of stops and one for lunch.  We arrive in our Hotel so close to the Famous Basilica in the late afternoon. On arrival in our four star Hotel we are given our rooms  and  then meet for a delicious dinner in the Hotel restaurant later on to end up our first day of  our Holiday

Day 2

Tuesday – October 29th

After our Buffet breakfast today, and a visit to the  famous house of Madame Pyle  which was the home of San Padre Pio’s  parents, so close to  our Hotel ,we shall  feel already so part of this Holy person A stop here to  follow a guided Tour of this famous  dwelling of San Padre Pio.  Lunch in  Hotel and we may then  proceed to admire  the Famous Basilica  in all its supreme  beauty.. This will be a fully guided Tour of the  place.. which will definitely provide us with the information we need.. Later in the evening , our delicious dinner unites the group for a wonderful evening together.

Day 3

Wednesday – October 30th

After our buffet breakfast we shall set out on a familiarization tour of the centre of SAN GIOVANNI and get acquainted with its Religious functions and the Works of Padre Pio. We shall move on to Santa Maria delle Grazie and we shall follow closely the history of the place with a local guide. We shall visit both the old part and the newly built part of this world famous Basilica that attracts millions of pilgrims from all over the world. Lunch awaits us in our comfortable Hotel nearby. After we shall leave for Monte Sant’Angelo where we visit the Holy Church inside the Grotto dedicated to Arcangel Michael.  Time to enjoy the surroundings of this beautiful place .On our way back we may stop to buy some typical local products to take with us back to Malta.  The afternoon may be devoted to a Tour of the area around the world Famous Basilica of Padre Pio for some personal shopping. Back in Hotel in time for our delicious dinner.

Day 4

 Thursday – October 31st

After our buffet breakfast  we shall  leave on an excursion to the birthplace  of  Padre  Pio   Pietralcina..This is where the great Saint was born. We will definitely enjoy moving around  this village that  owes its fame to having given birth to Padre Pio.   Back to our Hotel  for  our delicious lunch and free time  after for  our personal shopping   being this our last day here, as well as allowing some special time for our personal  devotion towards  our much loved Saint.


Day 5

Friday – November 1st

After Buffet breakfast we start on our way to  Sicily  (allowing a couple or more stops as needed  on the way).Chance for some shopping on our way.  Departure on AirMalta flight KM 643 is at 23.20.  We have to arrive for check in at the airport before 20.50.  Our scheduled arrival in Malta is at 00.05

Price €699 includes:

  • Airmalta flights to Catania and back. All taxes included.
  • Four nights accommodation in very comfortable four star luxury Hotel on Full Board (buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner when in Hotel , wine and water included  with meals) ** N.B.  Any food or drinks consumed outside our Hotel have to be paid for extra   by participants
  • A fully air-conditioned coach for the whole five days of the trip.
  • Well experienced Tour Leader to accompany the group


Entrance tickets to museums, etc. are to be paid for extra