San Giovanni Rotondo used to be an agricultural village but, currently, it is a destination of many religious pilgrimages. It is the village where Padre Pio da Pietralcina lived, from July 28th, 1916, and died, September 23th, 1968, the humble friar proclaimed Saint on June 28th, 2002. San Giovanni Rotondo is famous for its religious architecturs that worth a visit. It is possible to visit the ancient Capuchin Monastery where is preservated unchanged the room of the Saint and other place linked to its life.
A new Church dedicated to Padre Pio was built in 2004 by the famous architect Renzo Piano, a monumental work, designed in a contemporary style. It contains the relics of the Saint.
During his service, Padre Pio wanted the building of a medical structure; the realization of Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza is due to him, one of the most important Hospital in Italy.
San Giovanni Rotondo is 69 km far from Camping Village San Michele and it is possible to reach it along Litoranea Vieste-Peschici, direction Vieste, turn to SP 52bis through the Foresta Umbra and following street directions to San Giovanni Rotondo.