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Cathedral of San Pietro

Via Borgo XX Giugno, 06100 Perugia, Italy
075 337 53
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Ranked #4 of 65 Attractions in Perugia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
Description: Founded in the 10th century and rebuilt in 1463, this grand Gothic cathedral is a worthwhile stop when visiting Perugia.
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Delft, The Netherlands
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275 reviews 275 reviews
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Certainly not my favorite church in Umbrie, but go there often for organ concerto's. Perugia has various other churches which are more beautiful than this stranges mixture of styles. Best is San Pietro.

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Surrey
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7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Perugia; definitely not a chocolate box pretty city but with a very interesting and impressive mediaeval heart. We walked up to the old Cathedral and saw Mary’s (the Virgin’s) wedding ring which according to the local myth changes colour depending on the character of the person wearing it. The Cathedral also has a painting of the Virgin Mary that allegedly... More

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Usa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Despite its semi-remote location, this church is well worth a visit. Wonderful history and art, ancient building.

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Warsaw, Poland
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73 reviews 73 reviews
21 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The architecture and paintings here are nice. But note that to get here, you need to walk. The route goes past the archaeological museum so you can drop in there

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Traverse City, Michigan
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13 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

...Of our month-long travels through Italy. The choir itself is amazing - probably the best and most intricate we've ever seen - and there is so much more inside. A delightful time, very close to our hotel, the Signa....and if all of that weren't enough, a lovely flower-filled garden right next door.

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Perugia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

concerts here is this beautifull adorned basilica are amazing, the atmosphere magical. the paintings on the wall could do with a cleaning, but then it's nice to see the passage of time and the age of things.

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Rome, Italy
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Perugia is infested with Junkies and addicts. I didn't enjoy it at all. I was threatened and when I reported it to a police officer he was rude and dismissive. He even threated to have me locked up! South America is civilised compared to this horrid place. NEVER AGAIN!

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Matera, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Beautiful cathedral on the outskirts of Perugia, but an easy walk from the center. The signs in the garden are written in Italian, but many of the names are the same in English, so you can follow what each symbol is.

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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Attended the Christmas concert given by The Sixteen at Basilica San Pietro and it was an enlightening experience in the historical architectural as well as musical sense. A stunning building in Medieval Perugia with fabulous views across Bella Umbria. In close proximity is the Medieval Medicinal Herb Gardens and Municipal Gardens where the Spring and Autumn Perugia Flower Shows takes... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The art in the San Pietro is some of the best in Italy. Not many visitors so you will have the feeling you are on your own special tour!

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