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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 Church is located at the corner of Rome, the slopes of the Gianicolo Hill. Rises on the site where, according to tradition, the Apostle Peter was crucified upside down. The Church is very popular for wedding celebrations.
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  • Tiny but great, nothing to envy to Miguel Ángel (pupil of Bramante). Entrance free. To 10 minutes of Santa Maria of the Trastevere callejeando and going up two sections of stairs. View precious of the Trastevere. By the way, (I think) that it must not overwhelm by visiting hours since it gave me the impression that you can enter without problems during working hours. Anyway, if you're late... from the outside on the landing of input, through a lattice, you can see. Works in Spanish, not in vain is headquarters of the Academy of Spain. Luck
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  • Little church on the slopes of the Gianicolo (on the site where tradition believed to be St Peter was crucified). Very nice the tempietto of Bramante, one of the most significant examples of Renaissance architecture, dedicated to the martyrdom of Saint Peter.
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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