Basilica di San Pietro

Basilica di San Pietro, Spoleto

Basilica di San Pietro
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4.5
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Borzov
Rijeka, Croatia4,387 contributions
Magnificent facade
Sep 2018 • Couples
The church was built on the slops of the hill at the foot of Monteluco di Spoleto at the beginning of the fifth century, as a bishops’ cemetery, and it went through a series of interventions. In the 12th century the present facade was made with the marvelous reliefs illustrating the scenes from the life of the apostle and moralistic messages taken from the medieval stories. The approach to the church via a large 17th century staircase is a nice experience itself. The interior of the church is very elegant in the Baroque style with an elliptical dome, unique in Umbria. The church is among the most beautiful religious buildings of Umbria!
Written October 19, 2018
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DDFiuto
London, UK58 contributions
The facade is unmissable
May 2017 • Couples
The Romanesque facade alone is worth crossing the highway for. The iconography of the facade is rather obscure - and we'd recommend taking a guidebook that explains each of the panels with you to work your way through the various stories. There are series of animal tales - which are intended as moral tales. We would suggest that you bring a guide - or look online for more detailed explanations.
Written May 11, 2017
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mckParker_Co
parker, co190 contributions
Just Across the Road
May 2016 • Family
We love Spoleto, a great base for exploring Umbria. Our third trip there in 4 years. I've passed by this very, old church many times since it's right off the main road and opposite of the turn of Spoleto South that takes one into the old town. This time, I decided to stop in- easy to do and rewarding.

Short road up to the church. Check out, as others have said the outside façade and big circular window, a simpler version of Orvieto's duomo. Atmospheric and cool inside. I love old churches, and Spoleto's loaded with them.
Written June 13, 2016
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Walkaboutster
Bucks County, PA216 contributions
The carvings in the stone front are very intriguing
Oct 2015 • Solo
This basilica, accessed by car or by hiking from the aqueduct, as we did, is impressive in its size, in the stories told by its carvings in the stone facade, and in its interior decor.
Written November 23, 2015
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Arlene S
Saint James City, FL36 contributions
Beautiful
Jun 2015 • Friends
We walked here from our apartment then walked thru the woods to the aquaduct and walk across the aquaduct to La Rocca and have a coffee at the little trattoria.
Written August 12, 2015
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Benoit G
Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium103 contributions
A must see
Jun 2014 • Family
The basilic is an historical place worth a visit but the basements are gorgeous. No need to visit the crypt. The first church is the piece not to miss
Written March 17, 2015
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Saraetta2012
Spoleto, Italy8 contributions
a little jewel
Nov 2014 • Friends
the church is high up a stone stairway. it-s quite impressive when arriving by car from Rome in the evening. The inside is not that great but the facade with its marble reliefs is really unique and deserves a visit.
Written December 2, 2014
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Arcosdad
Comox Valley, Canada3,476 contributions
remarkable...
Sep 2012 • Couples
We are not "churchy" types, even in Italy but this one is out of the ordinary in its stunning yet simple beauty. We actually returned twice to enjoy the peace and spirituality.
Written October 3, 2012
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romanesque
Wash DC29 contributions
Fantastic facade
Apr 2012 • Solo
At the top of a long stairway, the facade of San Pietro is covered with remarkable Romanesque sculptures - wild and domestic animals, saints and stories.
Written July 12, 2012
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