The land of the Good Pope • • Visit Bergamo

The land of the Good Pope

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Important destination for pilgrims is Sotto il Monte, the birthplace of the great Pope John XXIII, who announced the Second Vatican Council and was known as the “Good Pope”.

The main destinations in the town are: the farmstead of Angelo Roncalli’s modest family where he was born and grew up, the museum in Ca’ Maitino, where the future Pope liked to stay and where he returned for the last time on the eve of the Conclave that elected him Pope, as well as other places he would visit as a child.

Most followers visit the nearby Abbey of Sant’Egidio, which is surrounded by countryside and was particularly dear to Pope John XXIII.


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Important destination for pilgrims is Sotto il Monte, the birthplace of the great Pope John XXIII, who announced the Second Vatican Council and was known as the “Good Pope”.

The main destinations in the town are: the farmstead of Angelo Roncalli’s modest family where he was born and grew up, the museum in Ca’ Maitino, where the future Pope liked to stay and where he returned for the last time on the eve of the Conclave that elected him Pope, as well as other places he would visit as a child.

Most followers visit the nearby Abbey of Sant’Egidio, which is surrounded by countryside and was particularly dear to Pope John XXIII.