Basilica di San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro

Basilica di San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro, Pavia

Basilica di San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro

Basilica di San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro
4.5
7:15 AM - 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday
7:15 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
7:15 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
7:15 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
7:15 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:15 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
7:15 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
7:15 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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4.5
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mosesloh
Singapore, Singapore174 contributions
Tombs of St. Augustine and Boethius
Apr 2019
At first glance, you may think that this is just one ordinary church. The name of the church, San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro (St. Peter in Golden Sky), refers to the mosaics of gold leaf behind the glass tesserae, decorating the ceiling of the apse. However, the mosaics seem not very well maintained and give the impression that the splendour of this church had faded throughout the centuries. Nonetheless, the richness of this church is not in the appearance but the treasures within. You can find the tombs of St. Augustine of Hippo and a lesser known philosopher, Boethius, here. There should not be many tourists around as well, which will give you the quiet space and time to yourself.
Written February 10, 2020
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AthinaM_Al
Athens, Greece254 contributions
A must-see for Pavia
Nov 2019 • Friends
Located just 7 minutes with the train from Pavia, this marvelous monastery will leave no one unimpressed. It is huge and offers a wide variety of scenes and art to admire. The architecture is also like sth out of a fairytale. The walk from the train to the church is also very picturesque and worth the while.
Written November 13, 2019
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MarloesvS
Leiden, The Netherlands44 contributions
Beautiful mosaic
Aug 2019
It's a bit of a walk since it's not really located in the centre of Pavia, but it was worth it. Beautiful church, not too many visitors so it still was silent. The crypt is also open to visitors. The mosaic above the altar is beautiful.
Written August 25, 2019
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Thomas Ozbun
Vicenza, Italy982 contributions
Don´t miss the incredible 14th-century gothic sculpture in Carrara marble named the Arch of St Augustine,
Mar 2018 • Couples
Basilica of San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro, located at the northern end of the city. Yet another great example of Romanesque architecture, it has been famous throughout history and being mentioned both by Dante and Boccaccio in their literature. Inside, in the chancel, is located a beautiful 14th-century gothic sculpture in Carrara marble named the Arch of St Augustine, which supposedly keeps the remains of the saint.
Written February 8, 2019
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CM K
London, UK173 contributions
Amzing mozaic
Nov 2018 • Couples
This Basilica had a breath-takingly beautiful golden mozaic above the alter and was definitely worth visiting.
Written November 9, 2018
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Christine C
Godalming261 contributions
Great arches and ceiling
Feb 2018 • Couples
Worth a visit to see the vaulted ceiling and paintings. Also I really liked my visit to the crypt. Really interesting place to visit.
Written April 13, 2018
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Carlotta C
Brussels, Belgium15 contributions
Visit of San Pierrot in Iceland oro
Nov 2017 • Couples
This is a beautiful place I strongly recommend to visit if you are in Pavia. This small church keeps the remains of Saint Augustin and Boetius. you may find also the tomb of the first king of Longobards Liutprando. If you are on the Via Francigena here you can receive a stamp for your credentials.
Written March 18, 2018
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Francesca R M
Melbourne, Australia159 contributions
Beautiful small scale church
Nov 2017 • Couples
Pavia has some wonderful churches. San Pietro in Ciel d'oro is one of the prettiest, with lovely internal decoration and a long history. Note the celtic designs on the front portico.
Written November 10, 2017
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Nicky B
Hampton, UK37 contributions
Lovely Romanesque church and cloisters
Jul 2017 • Family
his was more strict about covering legs than all others in Pavia. We arrived in shorts on a 34 degree day. However it is an Romanesque delight and worth going back to get a cover-up
Written August 3, 2017
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WYD_Pilgrims
Girona, Spain120 contributions
Beautiful church with the body of Saint Agustino
Jun 2017 • Friends
We were there for a mass, and the church is beautifully cared by the monks. Saint Agustino is buried there.
Written June 9, 2017
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Basilica di San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro is open:
  • Sun - Sat 7:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Sun - Sat 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM