Europe's Most-Visited Tourist Attractions

inside the Shrine of Padre Pio in San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy
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The new European Grand Tour counts museums, ancient ruins, churches, and some surprises.

No. 9 (tie) Shrine of Padre Pio, San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy

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Annual Visitors: 6 million

The relatively modest Our Lady of Grace church (Santa Maria delle Grazie), built in the 1950s, displays the saint’s preserved body, while the adjacent Padre Pio Pilgrimage Church, completed in 2004, vies for your attention with its soaring arches and modern glass façade. conventosantuariopadrepio.it —April Orcutt

Source: Italian Government Tourist Board

inside the Shrine of Padre Pio in San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy

Europe's Most-Visited Tourist Attractions

No. 9 (tie) Shrine of Padre Pio, San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy

Annual Visitors: 6 million

The relatively modest Our Lady of Grace church (Santa Maria delle Grazie), built in the 1950s, displays the saint’s preserved body, while the adjacent Padre Pio Pilgrimage Church, completed in 2004, vies for your attention with its soaring arches and modern glass façade. conventosantuariopadrepio.it —April Orcutt

Source: Italian Government Tourist Board

© Ian Stuart / Alamy
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