Around the Castello

From the Parish Church we continue on through the narrow stone streets to the oldest part of the town. This is called 'The Castello' region. This is where Padre Pio was born and where most pilgrims visit as soon as they arrive in Pietrelcina. There is a very good information center within this area, located right next to the house where Padre Pio was born. This area is still a residential area for the local people and, when all the visitors have gone, it reverts back to its old self, a genuine old Italian village/town.