Church of San Pietro
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Alessandro F
Milan, Italy26,322 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
On a hill of ancient Etruscan acropolis stands the monumental complex of the Badilica of Saint Peter that was the Cathedral of Tuscania until the 15th century. Founded in the 8th century in Roman Style , it was rebuilt in the 11th and 12th century .
The wonderful facade was build in 13th century
The internal with three naves hasn’t altars or paintings, only frescoes
Written August 10, 2023
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Viva_Vestavia
Rome, Italy3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Solo
the hilltop where Tuscania's most famous church is located tends to mystify people. Why does it stand there in majestic isolation, adjacent to a Bishop's residence that hasn't seen a bishop in centuries, surrounded by massive medieval towers? The basic answer is this. St. Peter's was built over a Roman temple which in turn was built over an Etruscan temple. In the late 1200s Bishop moved to nearby Viterbo, and the population of the medieval town of Tuscania began shifting over to the next hill, where modern Tuscania now stands. Little by little, building materials were removed to construct stuctures in the "new" Tuscania. St. Peter's was massively damaged in the earthquake of 1971, but was fully restored and is well worth a visit. Don't miss the crypt, which is located beneath the main altar.
Written April 27, 2015
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bionicbooth
Leicester, UK159 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Couples
Don't leave the area of Tuscania without seeing this church and its surrounding buildings. The views from this height across the countryside are spectacular and over to Tuscania itself. You enter the church through a gate and then see a beautiful old arch and then turn the corner to see two lovely church towers and the stunning small church. Make time to view it as there are some superb mosaic floors and a few frescoes on the wall. Don't miss going down the stairs either side of the altar as that opens out to a lovely room full or arched ceilings and two frescoes on the wall, one of which has the most vivid shades of red and is quite perfect. Closed on Monday.
Written September 21, 2014
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Julvan
Brussels, Belgium31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2011 • Friends
The best time to visit is before sunset, hopefully on a sunny day. The interior od the church is just a wonder, such as he sagarto outside and just down the road there's another medieval pearl
Written November 21, 2011
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DoloresJacoby.Let’sTravel.98368
West Palm Beach, FL9,969 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
I visited by car, but it would be a fairly easy walk from the center of Tuscania. The church is ancient and very simple, entrance by a voluntary donation. I loved the grounds as well. Architecture is beautiful and I enjoyed taking many detail shots.
Written August 20, 2016
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Eli B
Sydney, Australia3,697 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Couples
Like Lego?..... Ever wanted to see a town that's modelled totally out of porous rock like building blocks? Well, this town stands at the centre of marshland from where the entire tow,. churches, noble palazzos and the defensive walls of the city were sculpted from tufaceous rock.

Tufa is a beautiful warm-coloured stone and is easily worked into all kinds of shapes which makes its malleable qualities, difficult to date.
We came to see the abundance of Etruscan tombs which litter the countryside especially the Queen's, a labyrinthine maze of chambers, corridors, subterranean passages that descend for hundreds of feet connecting one floor with another.

In town the houses & palazzos overlook narrow streets that open up onto piazzas leading to hidden cul-de-sacs where even Dan Brown eficionados would feel at home. Perhaps that is the reason that one marvels at the monumental sight of the Church of San Pietro atop the hill where the acropolis is found. San Pietro stands in solitary splendour, on a great grassy square surrounded by the remains of the walls, its back to the city, while its facade faces the bridge over the river and the ancient Via Clodia, leading to Rome.

The village had overgrown its precinct and this progress encroached on the church. There are a quintet of other churches worth visiting. We stayed in a modest hotel called Hotel Al gallo, furnished with lovely antiques and a kitchen that was known for imaginative and varied cuisine. We supped at Da Dante, the oldest trattoria in Montefiascone and at a 14th century palazzo near the ancient portal to Bolsene, called da Piccietto.
There are wonderful handmade products in leather, wool and terra-cotta which are easily purchased at Barlozzini. We loaded up on epicurean foodstuffs and headed for Lake Bolsera, the largest volcanic lake in Europe. It was difficult to choose a spot because there are so many old & beautiful villages around the shores. We chose a hillock near the Castle of Monaideschi. The boat ride to the island is excellent.
Written February 23, 2015
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fjane84
Island of Malta, Malta660 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
This ornate church was competed in the 12th century, it has magnificent decorative features inside and out. The murals are not as well preserved as Maggiore Church nearby, but the mosaic floors, Etruscan tombs and some 11th and 12th century details make it outstanding.
There are info panels in English and a donation box for the caretakers.
It's really impressive and must be seen! They close for siesta so go in the morning to be sure of entrance.
Written July 2, 2017
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Phil O
Bolton, UK1,851 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
We walked to the church of San Pietro from the town of Tuscania , it is a nice walk mainly uphill & we passed an old roman road that had been partly preserved. They are still working on trying to renovate the church as much as possible . Well worth a visit if you are nearby.
Written June 15, 2017
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MrsJuicePlus
Washington DC, DC49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
This is one of the best examples of Etruscan preservation. Don't not miss it. The floor is a outstanding piece of art in itself. You feel as though you have ed back in
Written February 2, 2017
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David W
Rome, Italy573 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
Fantastic very old well preserved church and surroundings, all very plain and simple with a marvellous crypt underneath, Subject to some excellent restoration work following an earthquake in the 70s. Make a donation, entry is free. There are blue (Paid) parking spots outside and a ticket is available from the kiosk, as with all things italian its not that simple, if the kiosk is shut ............parking is free ! Never did find out what would happen if the kiosk opened whilst you were inside !
Written September 25, 2015
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