San Pietro, Perugia

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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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  • August 5, 2017
    Cathedral a little outside Perugia's main can be reached at the end of a long Avenue. You can see from above the rocca paolina in the distance in its Majesty. The entrance is on the left of the Cathedral. The belfry l makes it very special and interesting. The three-aisled basilica with has one of the largest collections of art of umbria. The ceiling in the nave is represents images of the new and the old testament. Very interesting also the outdoor garden. Recommended.
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  • July 22, 2017
    Church of the Benedictine convent in Perugia is an imposing structure on the edge of the old town. Stands out from afar to the elegant Gothic bell tower. The Church of ancient origins has been refurbished and heavily decorated around the time of the Reformation. Today is the city's most opulent Church and contains a number of interesting paintings, including the so-called "Devil's eye" on the gateway. Very beautiful three cloisters of the convent of the same name and the Botanical Garden, one of the oldest in Italy. In front of the church there are the 18th century gardens of the pediment.
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  • July 21, 2017
    I visited several times Perugia enjoying all his artistic and cultural treasures but I've never been (namely the various guides I had ever brought) to visit the Cathedral of St Peter's. I understand the difficulty of leading groups for a rather long walk through the city but this is a not to be missed. Ancient and splendid architectural and artistic point of view in General, contains such a number of works of art to be second only to the Pinacoteca di Perugia alone this Abbey would deserve a trip.
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  • It's a fantastic place to visit, the Basilica has 2 very interesting artistic elements the first less known is the wooden choir of about 1500, from carefully observe every detail, the second element is best known is the huge canvas known as "the demon" of 1500. 4 star hotel at the complex because the three cloisters (especially the first) should be restructured and restored externally, falling plaster give a sense of abandonment and not enhance spaces, removing this would be 5 stars at the diversity of attractions which arises from art to science and then don't forget the medieval kitchen garden (not to be confused with the botanist), the "art gallery" of the Foundation for agricultural education (not a bad Gallery) and then seldom opened the seismological Centre.
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  • It is considered one of the most beautiful churches in Italy, if you look at the picture from afar, you feel like you see the devil. According to some the artist would create this illusion to spite churchmen during the Reformation!
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  • Beautiful Cathedral. Also worth seeing are the medieval Garden
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  • is part of the Faculty of agriculture, you enter the first courtyard and you still has the feel of how the Church is positioned on an angle, then walked you uncover fascinating paintings, frescoes and a sacristy
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  • This Cathedral is a must visit! Personally I find it extraordinary, well represents the historical and cultural attraction of Perugia, as there are paintings and works of different epochs and cultures but well associated with each other. It is also interesting to visit the University and especially the medieval kitchen garden
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Where to stay in Perugia

For a view over the city's rooftops, book your stay at a hotel in one of the old town's heritage-rich hotels. Within walking distance from Perugia's main tourist sites, centrally located hotels offer complimentary parking, free Wi-Fi, and quick access to fine shops and restaurants. If all you need is a quiet room and a warm meal, explore the private inns and hostels on the edge of the city. Many Umbrian farmhouses, surrounded by olive groves and ancient vineyards, also offer good-value rooms just a short drive from the city.
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