An interesting tour with the Campania ncc formula, also for groups, that will take you to visit the oldest and most famous churches, abbeys, and places of prayer in this wonderful Campanian land.
POMPEI: The Sanctuary of the Virgin of the Rosary
The Sanctuary of Pompeii was founded by Bartolo Longo to whom the homonymous square that hosts the cathedral is named. It is one of the major centers of Marian devotion in Italy, on May 8 and the first Sunday in October it welcomes hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from all over the world to celebrate the Supplication to the Madonna of Pompeii: the prayer written by Bartolo Longo and broadcast by radio and TV all over the world.
MERCOGLIANO: The Sanctuary of the Madonna di Montevergine
It is located in the province of Avellino and is the third most visited Marian faith place in Italy. It has a very ancient history, dating back to the early centuries of Christianity. The construction is made by the Roman architect Florestano di Fausto, it is a Romanesque style with three naves. For centuries numerous pilgrimages have been organized to honor the Holy Virgin Mother of God. Beyond visits from believers, this abbey is a must-see if you are nearby.
MATERDOMINI: The Sanctuary of San Gerardo Maiella
He is one of the greatest Saints in Church history. He was an Italian religious belonging to the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer whose canonization was performed by Pope Pius X in 1904, about 150 years after his premature death (which occurred at 29 years) caused by tuberculosis. The cult of this saint is mainly present in Avellino, especially in Materdomini, where his remains are kept. In this last city a sanctuary was built in honor of San Gerardo; it is one of the dearest and most visited places especially by people and believers from Southern Italy.
SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO: The Places of Padre Pio
Mainly the small town is a destination for religious pilgrimage, given the presence of numerous memories and objects linked to the Saint of Pietrelcina. Also on the territory there are also spectacular architectural and cultural works. You cannot fail to visit and know the Ancient Church in which Padre Pio lived most of his years, from the window on the first floor he greeted believers every day. Also unmissable is the Sanctuary of Santa Maria delle Grazie, built right next to the Ancient Church. Finally you can visit the New Church San Pio, built for the large influx of visitors, which has about 7 thousand seats.
A cultural tour but not only, stops in typical places for tastings of wines and local products and lunches (or dinners) in characteristic restaurants will not be missing.