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Chiesa di San Pietro

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Address: Corso Umberto I 120, 97015, Modica, Sicily, Italy
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Beutiful curch

San Pietro curch is easy to visit. It is on a "ground" level in Modica. (rest of churches are few steps higher). We very lucky that weding was hold at time we have visited. It was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Ljubljana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

San Pietro curch is easy to visit. It is on a "ground" level in Modica. (rest of churches are few steps higher). We very lucky that weding was hold at time we have visited. It was nice view to stairs with newly married couple and their friends. Inside church is very nicely painted.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

All the pews and front of church were Full of schoolchildren and dignitaries when we visited. Large, highly decorated, many side altars. Preferred St Giorgio up the hill.

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Ketchum, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

I read about this Church in Lonely Planet. Sorry to say that LP makes a big deal about the steps,,.but they got it wrong this time (I love LP books) the walk up is quite easy unless of course you do have limited use of your legs. The church is very impressive looming over you as you make the ascent.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Excellent example of Baroque architecture. We didn't get to go far past the door as mass was about to start, but still beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

It's a nice Baroque building. They were preparing for a wedding so the church was decorated with flowers which added a nice touch to the ambience. The interior very nice with a frescoed ceiling brightly lit by way of the upper gallery windows.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Beautiful Duomo. with a very imposing facade and entrance, with statues of holy figures mounted on both sides (which reminded me a bit of a church in Krakow). Modica, who was at one point and may still be a UNESCO site, is known for its locally made chocolate. It is a stunning city with stunning Baroque architecture and vibe. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Chiesa di San Pietro is in baroque style and enjoys a nice location in lower Modica. A wide flight of stairs leads to the church with a beautiful imposing façade and interior.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

This Baroque gem is worth the climb up stairs. The façade is impressive and the interior also a must see. It is s nice that is not simply a landmark church but an active one with regular masses.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

Located on the top of the spectacular wide staircase adorned with the statues of the apostles, Chiesa di San Pietro dominates Modica Bassa (Lower town) with its shining beauty. As many Val di Noto churches, Chiesa di San Pietro was rebuilt in the finest late Baroque style after the devastating earthquake of 1693. The church's solemn exterior decorated with beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

There is no way you will miss the Chiesa during your stay in Modica - it dominates the main road! Take your time and have a look around (though be respectful as masses are still held here daily). Have your lunch on the (many!) steps and keep your eye out for any pretty weddings happening there! Be friendly and proactive... More 

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