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La Chiesa di San Pietro, Otranto

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  • In the old town of Otranto lies this small church built between the 7th and 8th that represents one of the most representative buildings of the Byzantine tradition in Puglia. The Church was probably the first basilica in the city, elected in 968 and metropolis under the direct control of the patriarchal see of Constantinople. In three apses on the bottom you have the beautiful Byzantine-style frescoes, datable to 10th-11th century and the oldest paintings are the washing of the feet, which depicts Christ in the Act of lifting the leg of san Pietro and the last supper. Particularly striking this small church forces the visitor to reflection and prayer. This is a gem of art and mysticism.
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  • We saw it at different times of day and the best moment is definitely one where the sky begins to darken. If you can, go for it then in what is called the "blue hour".
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  • This small church manages to waive emotions from the moment you discover, along the small streets in the Centre of Otranto, until you return to the present through his small portal to exit. Byzantine influences, the frescoes "Orthodox" and that little eye in the apse facing East, I had escaped in previous visits. Now I have a reason to come back,,,
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  • Very nice out I was wanting to see her in close at noon
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  • A little tucked the Chiesa di San Pietro in Otranto, a small Byzantine dome chapel from the 10th century, which is absolutely worth a visit. Not only because according to legend Peter has held its first service on Italian soil at this point, but also because of the splendid frescoes, partly in the 11th century dates back to.
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