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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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  • Guided a family group from Donegal to the church to see the tombs of some of those Irish leaders who fled Donegal centuries ago and ended up in Rome. Well worth trying to get there as its a bit off th...  more »
  • Wonderful exhibition in the Spanish centre and excellent efforts to make the attraction accessible. Please attend to the gutters in the Chiesa San Pietro. Missing in parts and choked with vegetation. ...  more »
  • I made a point to drop by the church to see Bramante's High Renaissance masterpiece, Il Tempietto, a small, circular temple in one of the church's courtyards. The Spanish Embassy now controls this pro...  more »
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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!