Chiesa di San Pietro
Chiesa di San Pietro
4.5
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Maryanne D
Sydney, Australia121 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Lovely colors inside this church, lots of pale blue and gold. Filled with flowers when we visited as there was about to be a wedding. Lots of steps to get up to it though.
Written July 12, 2019
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schellyrae
Philadelphia, PA176 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
First of all, this church is set in a jaw-dropping setting! There is a reason Monica is a UNESCO World Heritage Site--what an amazing historical site, full of culture! We stopped for a panoramic view of the town, way, way up--it's stunning. The church is on the main street, so you cannot miss it, and it is a definite must see--inside and out.
Written November 6, 2017
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pln1961
Rochester, MN993 contributions
Dec 2011 • Friends
Located on Corso Umberto I, this church does not have the same lofty location as Chiesa di San Giorgio, but the statues flanking the few steps in front of the church do give the entrance a somewhat grand feel.
Written December 12, 2011
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Jonathan P
Hove, UK140 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Great church with a wonderful organ. This is certainly worth a visit. Great ceiling and statues. Enthusiastic guide.
Written October 13, 2020
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travellp4
Chicago, Illinois182 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
The grand stairs that lead to the inside should give you a clue of what to expect inside. It's baroque at its best.
Written July 26, 2019
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NiniBug
London249 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
This is another baroque jewel in Modica. This church rivals San Giorgio in many ways. Concerts are held in this church. Check for posters on the church gates. There is usually a free concert held on the feast of San Stefano (26 December). Baroque music in a baroque church. Lovely!
Written May 6, 2019
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cees v
Eindhoven, The Netherlands197 contributions
Sep 2018
One of the jewels in Modica. Really there are hundreds of them. This is one of the best in Modica. It is an amazing town btw
Written September 4, 2018
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KTGP
Adelaide, Australia5,904 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
Modica has two cathedrals less than a 500 metre walk from one another, Cattedrale di San Giorgio in Modica Alta and Cattedrale di San Pietro in Modica Bassa.

Located on Corso Umberto I, Cattedrale di San Pietro doesn't have the spectacular location of its cousin, Cattedrale di San Giorgio up on the hill, nor does it have the imposing façade of the latter. What they do have in common with one another is the monumental staircase, although San Giorgio’s steps are a tad more vigorous. That being said, the San Pietro staircase is mighty impressive, adorned with statues of the Twelve Apostles upon pedestals.

The façade of San Pietro is elaborate, full of carved scrolls and statues of St. Cataldo, St. Rosalia, St. Peter and Madonna. At the top is a high relief of Jesus, while above the central portal are the coat of arms of St. Peter.

The nave features frescoes depicting Biblical scenes and medallions of saints. The frescoes were started in 1760 and completed in 1780, they are the work of Gian Battista Ragazzi and his son Stefano. The marble floor prominently in black and white is beautiful.

There has been mention of a church here since 1308 and the current structure is built on the foundations of a 17th century church. Reconstruction started on the cathedral in 1697 after the 1693 earthquake, with the work being supervised by Mario Spata and Rosario Boscarino.

It is hard not to compare the two cathedrals and for location San Giorgio can’t be beat, nor can its imposing façade, however the façade of San Pietro is also pretty impressive. The interior of San Pietro personally is a hands down winner, with the beautiful marble floor and nave frescoes.
Written August 30, 2018
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Beabetravels
Medicine Hat, Canada29 contributions
Jun 2018
Definitely worth a visit! Beautiful architecture. Free to enter, there are offering boxes to light a candle.
Written June 22, 2018
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Oldiceman
Lewes, DE40 contributions
May 2017
The Baroque style of so many of the cathedrals in the south of Sicily can be boring because everything is the same color. But wait till you get inside. Wow, so beautiful.
Written April 19, 2018
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