Collegiata dei Santi Pietro e Orso

Collegiata dei Santi Pietro e Orso

Collegiata dei Santi Pietro e Orso
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westy54
Sydney, Australia11,515 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Church dates back to the 5th century though it was rebuilt in the 11th century in a Romanesque style with three naves, three semicircular apses, a wooden trussed roof and a crypt. The Campanile that stands to a height of 44 metres in the courtyard was built in the 12th century and there are also a number of frescoes that date from this period.

The 15th century again saw substantial rebuilding, additions and renovations. It is during this period that the church gained its unique facade (now painted yellow) and Gothic appearance. The ogival portal is flanked on either side by a terracotta frame which forms a high gable that is topped with a terracotta pinnacle that almost reaches the roof tiles. There are two painted aedicules as well as three rectangular windows. There is a small bell tower on the ridge of the roof and two further small terracotta pinnacles at either end of the roof.

Internally the three naves are separated by pillars decorated with imitation marble and the 15th century also saw the replacement of the wooden ceiling with a vaulted one. A Baroque partition or jube in polychrome marble with three arches separates the central nave from the choir which contains some magnificently carved wooden stalls that date from the late 15th century.

The splendid high altar, constructed of polychrome marble, dates from the 18th century and there are a number of other lovely polychrome marble, gilded and wooden chapels and altars containing some important sculptures and paintings.

The interior of the cupola is richly decorated in 15th century frescoes and there are also some beautiful stained glass windows.

The Romanesque crypt, which is divided into five naves, is the oldest part of the church and is well worth a visit. There were a couple of frescoes showing the death of Saint Sebastian on the wall down to the crypt.

Unfortunately we did not get to see the cloister which was closed when we visited.
Written April 17, 2023
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Marla7
Naas, Ireland821 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Everything about this place is magical - the square, the church itself, and the bell towner... everything incredibly well preserved too. When you go into the church make sure you go down to the crypt. Unfortunately I didn't have time to visit the cloister but I would definitely go back to Aosta for that.
Written March 16, 2022
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MattCologne
Düsseldorf, Germany270 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
The cloister with its medieval capitals are a must see not only for art historians but for anybody who is interested in medieval sculpture!
Written October 4, 2021
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global-wanderer1
london67 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Beware parking in Aosta is impossible so do not think of breaking your trip there. If you are not staying then pass on by.
Written August 15, 2018
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Harry F
Legnano, Italy306 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Family
I did notice that the reviews do not mention the crypt below the alter. To the right of the alter you will see a sign that says crypt. Go down and take a look, very interesting. There is a tunnel under the figure of the saint. It is said that if you suffer from a bad back and you crawl through the tunnel you will be healed. The church is beautiful of course. The cloister next door is also very nice. Look at the cornice at the top of the columns. The represent the story of of the life of Jesus. It takes a little work but you can follow it around to courtyard. Enjoy
Written June 5, 2017
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jim m
Holymoorside, UK1,168 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
lovely place just off from the crowds, quiet and peaceful yet steeped with history and character. Worth spending some time contemplating and looking - even in the underground crypt.
Written September 24, 2023
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exiledblue
Rovellasca, Italy529 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We visited only the courtyard with the Columns as our visit didn't coincide with the tour to the frescoes. 2 euros to enter is ok
Written August 28, 2023
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ShowMeSomething
Washington DC318 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
This wonderful church was built in the 11th century, with 15th century frescoes. Don't miss the cloister with its amazing Old Testament capital carvings.
Written May 11, 2019
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PessaDeb
Valdosta, GA24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Friends
This beautiful church is the history of Aosta. Be sure to visit the courtyard next door. The carved altar seating is beautiful.
Written May 15, 2016
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aa27
Lausanne, Switzerland531 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Friends
Externally there is a nice cloister, with different decorations on each column. Internally, among the rest, a piece of ancient mosaic on the floor that by itself is worth the visit.
Written December 18, 2015
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