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Chiesa San Pietro in Montorio, Rome
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San Pietro in Montorio is a church in Rome, Italy, which includes in its courtyard the Tempietto, a small commemorative martyrium (tomb) built by Donato Bramante.HistoryThe Church of San Pietro in Montorio was built on the site of an earlier 9th-century church dedicated to Saint Peter on Rome's Janiculum hill. According to tradition, it was the site of his crucifixion.In the 15th century, the ruins were given to the Amadist friars, a reform branch of the Franciscans, founded by the Blessed Amadeus of Portugal, who served as confessor to Pope Sixtus IV from 1472. Commissioned by Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain.It is a titular church, whose current title holder, since 1 March 2008, is Cardinal James Francis Stafford.InteriorThe church is decorated with artworks by prominent 16th- and 17th-century masters.The first chapel on the right contains Sebastiano del Piombo's Flagellation and Transfiguration (1516 - 1524). Michelangelo, who had befriended Sebastiano in Rome, supplied figure drawings that were incorporated into the Flagellation.
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  • 教堂不大,以米開蘭基羅的摩西像著名,憑良心說不是他最好的作品,但可以一觀。教堂內另一尊死神像反而更令我矚目。附近環境很清幽,從這裡走到聖母大殿感覺不錯。 
  • Bramante was commissioned by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain to build the Tempietto. It was to fulfill a vow made for the birth of their first son, John, who died in 1497, aged 19 years old...  more »
  • This beautiful church is located on the Gianicolo, is dedicated to Saint Peter the apostle who, according to a tradition proved unfounded, suffered the martyrdom of crucifixion between 64 and 67 on the Gianicolo. There should be a reference to the designation Montorio Mons Aureus, a term which identified the Gianicolo in ancient times, while the dedication to St Peter commemorates the unfounded tradition that believed the Apostle crucified on the Gianicolo rather than the Vatican. A first church was built in the 9th century, but was completely rebuilt between 1480 and 1500 by order of Ferdinand of Aragon, in the 17th century entered the friars minor who built the convent. During the French siege in 1849 severe bombing damage was so that the original Bell Tower was almost completely rebuilt. In the Church is the tomb of Beatrice Cenci, here buried the 11 September 1599 after his beheading in front of Castel Sant'Angelo, but it had no ' epigraph, as was the case for all executed, so no one knows for sure where she was buried, although traditionally refers to the steps of the high altar. In the first cloister of the monastery is the famous Temple of Bramante, a masterpiece of architectural harmony. This monument is worth a visit as are all the beautiful Gianicolo Hill.
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  • Beautiful little temple marking the site where St. Peter was thought to have been martyred. It wasn't there, but it's still an interesting site.
  • In Rome there are a lot of churchs, but this is one of the most romantic. You can see all the town from Gianicolo, or in front of the Church. Beautiful the little temple near the Church. A little masterpiece of architectural art. Nearly another beautiful place, the Fontana of Acqua Paola.
  • Worth the climb up the hill, great view!
  • Masterpiece! One of many must-sees in Rome!
  • Espetacular