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!
This lovely church hides behind a former cloister that now houses an agricultural college. It is worth seeking it out, as it is one of the oldest churches in Umbria. Interesting as well is how that entire part of Perugia fought against the Vatican on XX Giugno and the monastery helped the wounded and refugees in that battle for Italian... More
Chiedi a qualcuno di guidare intorno alla cattedrale. There are hidden rooms and the underground altar from the first Christians in this area. Also ask to show you the 'heaven' and the 'inferno'. Very impressive!
Go pass the Porta San Pietro and you will soon see the Basilica. Built in X Century atop an Etruscan temple (of which we saw the Funeral cameras in the basement of the Church), it has an incredible mix of styles and materials. The Sacristy has a small Rafaelle painting, as well as Caravagio. The wooden choir was the work... More
perugia, and maybe all umbria region is the heart of the catholic religion in italy. cathedral of san pietro is one of the example of the expression of the faith. located in the city center it's worth a visit for sure. very picturesque
We visited this cathedral around 3:30 in the afternoon and were treated to a very informative but informal tour by Andrea. My daughter is fluent in Italian and she and Andrea were able to communicate easily.
The cathedral is not of any great interest architecturally or artistically but the visit to the remains underneath it make this a five star visit. You descend in easy stages through one layer after another until you reach the real bedrock. On the way there is a whole series of chambers, passages and so on that help to show how... More
But love the architecture and the few wall paintings in the courtyard. There is a nice little park next to the church.
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