Basilica di San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro, Pavia

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  • One of the most beautiful and famous churches in Pavia, which contains the famous Ark of Saint Augustine. Special decorations that make you do a blast from the past
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  • The Church itself is not among the nicest I've seen, but it is in a quiet location close to the Visconti Castle. Inside, there is, in an Ark, a shrine with the remains of Saint Augustine. It also venerates Saint Rita of Cascia (Augustinian nun, of which some relic in the transept right facing the altar). In the crypt are the remains of the Saint and philosopher Boethius (named by Dante in Paradise). It is therefore a religious place to visit if you are pilgrims of the via Francigena. The ciel d'Oro instead there is more ...
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  • The most beautiful church in Pavia, although rebuilt after a long abandonment occurs gradevolissiama in welcoming cobbled square in front. Very harmonic brick façade enhanced also by the beautiful baroque palace at the side. Enjoy it from the front benches.
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  • Resting home of st augustine
  • Beautiful Romanesque basilica (before even the Lombards) that houses the remains of St. Augustine. In keeping with the architectural style impresses with its solemn simplicity that enhances the golden ornaments on the ceiling from which it derives its name. To visit, preferably on the occasion of the feast of Santa Rita, where you can buy a rose in the countless banks set up in the square and then let her bless inside a small side chapel. Legend of the area wants roses picked and blessed on this day never go to seed, not limiting itself to dry while keeping their shape and beauty.
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  • Art and accessibility. Different from other churches in Pavia and full of spirituality
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  • Splendid Romanesque church with a lot of history in it. The crypt is not accessible for people in wheelchairs.
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