A view of the beautiful town of Pietrelcina, where Padre Pio grew up. Peeking over the rooftops is the bell tower of St. Mary of the Angels, where St. Pio was ordained a deacon prior to becoming a priest.

Padre Pio's childhood home

Padre Pio was born in this humble house in 1887. Today it is a protected pilgrimage spot that is available for visits.

The "small tower"

When Padre Pio was recovering from his persistent illness, he was not permitted to stay at the convent or at his family home. From 1909 to 1912 he stayed in this small room within an ancient castle, which still contains a few of his personal effects for visitors to view.

Piana Romana

On a small plot of land that Padre Pio's family tended, there has been built a small chapel to accommodate the many pilgrims and devotees who visit.

The Church of Santa Anna, Pietrelcina, Italy

The home parish of St. Pio, where he was baptized and received the sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation

Church of Our Lady of Grace (Santa Maria delle Grazie)

This was the home parish of Padre Pio from 1916 until his death in 1968. The convent where he lived is still attached to the church.

The Padre Pio Pilgrimage Church

The Padre Pio Pilgrimage Church was built in devotion to Padre Pio, and opened in 2004. It can accommodate 6,500 people, with standing room for up to 30,000 outside the church.

Padre Pio's tomb

Located within San Giovani Rotondo, in the crypt of the new sanctuary, St. Pio's incorrupt body is displayed in a transparent coffin.