San Pietro, Perugia

4.7
Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
Admire the collection of religious masterpieces at San Pietro, whose origins can be traced back to the 10th century. Over time, disasters like fires and earthquakes have destroyed parts of the building, and three architects have rebuilt it. Today the sturdy structure houses fine paintings from old masters and a beautiful 13th-century wood carving fresco called "Crocifisso fra la Madonna e S. Giovanni Evangelista." Ascend the bell tower--the second-tallest tower in town--to see the large bell and to enjoy views over the city. Arrange to visit San Pietro and other attractions in Perugia using our Perugia day trip planning website.
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  • We visited it in the late afternoon and had the entire basilica to ourselves. The guide walks you through the most significant pieces, of which there are many! Definitely recommend paying the 6€ for.....  more »
  • You can find your way here by walking towards the spire, but much of the building is devoted to other uses. You have to search around the cloister to find the entrance to the church. There is an...  more »
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  • We were initially attracted to the medieval garden which is peaceful and relaxing and as close to time travel as you can get. The church is adorned in frescos and huge paintings which are starting to be cleaned. There are several and they are almost too dark to see. But as the process proceeds the interior can only become more beautiful. Small entrance fee and a very enthusiastic staff.
  • So amazing I almost cried

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