WHAT TO SEE IN SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO?
San Giovanni Rotondo is a Municipality of the Province of Foggia in Puglia.
Your stop is just a few steps from the Conventual Complex of Santa Maria delle Grazie and the Church of San Pio da Pietrelcina. Continue the tour with the exploration of the ancient village and visit the Church of San Giovanni Battista della Rotonda and the Church of Sant’Onofrio. Now head on to the Church of Sant’Orsola and to Padre Pio Wax Museum. Finally, climb to the top of the Square Tower to admire the city from above.
Not far from the city you will also find the Paleontological Museum of Dinosaurs and the Bosco Quarto.
Start your meal with octopus and olive salad or scallops and cuttlefish skewers, or taste typical cheeses such as caciocavallo podolico and canestrato.
As a first course, choose among spaghetti with clams, strozzapreti terra e mare and troccoli allo scoglio. Alternatively, have the typical orecchiette.
Among the second courses, there is plenty of choice based on fish, such as the Pugliese-style sea bream, fried anchovies, mullet alla pizzaiola, murexes with lemon and mussels. If you don’t like fish, you may find barbecued meat and offal.
In case you prefer a first and second course in one single dish, we recommend to taste the pancotto (stale bread with savoy cabbage potatoes and tomatoes).
The typical desserts of the region are cartellate (fried puff pastry, dipped in honey), purcidduzzi (fried dumplings seasoned with honey and orange peel) and sannacchiudere.
SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO BUS STOP
The terminal bus is located in Piazza Forgione.
It is at about 50 metres from the Sanctuary of S. Giovanni Rotondo (which is located at the exit of the terminal bus, on Viale Cappuccini on the left) and it is just below the hospital of San Giovanni Rotondo. The terminal is small in size, and it consists of only three bays, of which only two are covered by a canopy. The area is illuminated and equipped with benches.