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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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  • Achieve this is not easy. But it's a jewel that is worth every effort. At least the little temple! On the gianicolo Hill (so you could combine the visit with the view just over on the most beautiful view of Rome), can be accessed from trastevere ascending ramps and stairs. Arrived on the piazza at Temple leads the Spanish Embassy. All free and fully wheelchair accessible. The work of bramante is so perfect that I miss you comment. Suggestive thinking you'd find on the site attributed to the crucifixion of Peter. Interesting the adjacent church, particularly the first chapel left by Bernini. (Check opening times)
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  • Just climb a little walk from Trastevere or more comfortably in the car to find a small gem absolutely free: the tempietto di San Pietro in Montorio designed by Bramante ... worth the climb!
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  • The Church is good, but I found it very abandoned, I think it has great potential which is not well spent. It is true that it is in a remote site, but still it is one of the churches, of mid-sized, more prominent. You need a good restoration, especially the painting of the walls. It best is the Temple of Bramante, but not is can visit, or at least was closed the day that I went. I had to see it through a fence that is on the side of the Church.
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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