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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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  • The photo avatar Temp′etto-rather than St. Peter in Montorio. Temple of great and beautiful specimen of inside painting. Painting on which Saint Anne-generally good. So both attractions worth a visit
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  • reviews about Temp′ette why write something on the page. Peter in Montorio-they are near, but they are two totally different dostoprimečtael′nosti. The side of the walls of the Church, in the courtyard of the Academy of Spain, is a true gem of Bramante. A tiny proportioned Church-Rotunda, and others simply don't have. Nowhere is there. Bother to find
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  • This lovely church is located farther than the other central attractions of Rome, in the outside of the picturesque Trastevere district. It was enough difficult for us to walk by step until there, but...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Masterpiece! One of many must-sees in Rome!
  • Great views of Rome.
  • amazing, inspiring, breathtaking, could stare at it all day
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