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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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  • Church built by the architect Donato Bramante, in 1500. There are rich works of art such as paintings "Flagellazione and Her il Sacco" (Sebastiano del Piombo, 1521, on drawings of Michelangelo) and "Trasfigurazione" (Sebastiano del Piombo, 1524) and the frescoes of Vasari (1520). The Raimondi Chapel (2nd left), designed by Bernini. In one of the courtyards is the famous "Tempietto di Bramante", a small circular building, considered one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture. The Tempietto was designed and built by Bramante, in 1502.
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  • Taking advantage of an organized tour, we visited this beautiful church. Located just a few steps from the Gianicolo and the famous Fontanone, enjoys a wonderful view over the rooftops of Rome. Inside the nave and four chapels on each side. In the side chapels, there are works by Pomarancio, Sebastiano del Piombo, by Baldassarre Peruzzi, Vasari, by Antoniazzo Romano and other famous artists. In the cloister adjacent to the Church is the Temple of Bramante. Geometrically perfect and rare beauty, (in fact also the location chosen by Saleh to film the movie "the great beauty") is well worth a visit. Legend has it that St. Peter was crucified at the base of the temple. A visit not to be missed.
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  • I am not a fan of the churches, but decked out for a wedding, even a church changes appearance. Appropriately for a happy event can be transformed. At the end of the ceremony the surprise of the presence of the nearby temple of Bramante, much better than I thought.
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  • Amazing view of the city, and a great piece of architecture to check out. This building frequently has rotating art exhibits inside as well. Trivia: This location was a scene in the award-winning Italian film, Le Grande Bellezza ("the great beauty"). Watch this amazing moving and then visit here.!
  • Exquisite church with some great works of art and Bramante's Tempietto in the cloister.
  • 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!

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