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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  • We were thinking of visiting a church and instead we ended up in a museum. Beautiful paintings exhibited in every wall surface available, beautiful ceiling and the wooden choir. Outside an interesting garden. Too bad there isn't an audio guide or explanatory signs for each work. A must for anyone visiting Perugia, put in quote at least an hour for the visit.
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  • Beautiful facility not far from the Centre, easily reached via the escalators or by car. Part of the basilica became a University while maintaining charm and importance. Well taken care of and free admission. Large and beautiful interiors. Overall a 10 more
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  • Hi, I recently visited this place and I must admit it's worth, by itself, a visit to the city. Outside of normal commercial-cultural path of downtown, this place is amazing. I recommend everyone to take at least two hours, a led lamp (which will replace the highly deficient lighting system) and to read something before you go to this place, which is (I repeat and I emphasize) truly unique. The photos are also found here are not exhaustive of the emotions that visit this shrine, can give. Not to be missed ...
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