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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  • It was amazing and beautiful. To learn that this is where Peter was crucified. It was amazing just to be in that holy space is such an incredible feeling. The view was amazing. Take your time getting ...  more »
  • Although it is far from the center, from the most famous and touristic monuments, it is worth climbing there. Located in the part of Trastevere, on the hill. Made by Bramante, it is a small work of art "hidden" sculptural and pictorial.
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  • According to tradition, the martyrdom of St. Peter would take place here, crucified upside down, originally part of a Benedictine monastery, then passed to other monastic orders. The church of ceded, in the second half of the 1800s, to Spain and is still part of the Royal Academy of Spain. The church has longitudinal plan with only aisle ending with polygonal apse and three spans. Inside it contains works of art attributed to important artists or their schools (Sebastiano del Piombo, Pinturicchio, Vasari, Ammannati). It once also contained the famous Transfiguration of Raphael, which from the second half of the 1700s was transferred to the Varcana Gallery. It is chosen place by many couples for the celebration of weddings because it has a large forecourt and is easily accessible. Also from the nearby terrace it is very nice to get pictures with the background of the roofs of the eternal city
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  • So quiet and peaceful. Lucky for us very few people know and visit this beautiful humble monument. Absolutely must visit. And the view from the top of the hill, mesmerizing
  • Went here to visit my great ancestor Hugh O' Neill who is buried here.. He fled to Rome to avoid being butchered by the British regime...THE FLIGHT OF THE EARLS 🇮🇪
  • A true miracle of creation. That’s where Renaissance can be seen in Rome. Bramante is a sublime genius of architecture. No wonder it is in Paolo Sorrentino movie.
  • Beautiful area. Very different from being in the main parts of Rome and Vatican City.
  • Bramante templete, Bramante realized the small temple in a small space. Symbols and technique made this place unique.
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