Description of the museum : Padre Pio’s Birthplace
The museum is located in comune di Pietrelcina in the province of Benevento.
The Forgione family owned several properties, not necessarily in close proximity to each other. In these properties, much of the furniture and hearth can be found intact. Some of these properties are located along Vico Storto Valle: number 27 is the house where the saint was born.
Near the house where the Saint was born, there is a small room, accessible by a steep flight of steps, where Padre Pio lived from 1909 to 1912. During this time, the Saint was forced to live outside the convent for health reasons. The strict rules of the Capuchin order ordered the friars who left the monastery to take off the clothes of St Francis and not to live with their family of origin.
In 1912, the Saint moved to 44, Via Santa Maria degli Angeli. The house, which belonged to his brother Michael, consisted of three large rooms and he lived in it until 17 February 1916.
Finally, in Piana Romana, the Forgione family owned a farmhouse where they spent the summer months. The farmhouse consisted of a large, floorless stone room with a loft used for storing hay.
Inside, there are still the tools used for working the fields and the stone used for grinding grain.
Vico Storto Valle 27, 82020 Pietrelcina, Provincia di Benevento
From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.