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Magnificent facade

The church was built on the slops of the hill at the foot of Monteluco di Spoleto at the beginning... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
Rijeka, Croatia
The facade is unmissable

The Romanesque facade alone is worth crossing the highway for. The iconography of the facade is... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 October 2018

The church was built on the slops of the hill at the foot of Monteluco di Spoleto at the beginning of the fifth century, as a bishops’ cemetery, and it went through a series of interventions. In the 12th century the present facade was made...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

The Romanesque facade alone is worth crossing the highway for. The iconography of the facade is rather obscure - and we'd recommend taking a guidebook that explains each of the panels with you to work your way through the various stories. There are series of...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

We love Spoleto, a great base for exploring Umbria. Our third trip there in 4 years. I've passed by this very, old church many times since it's right off the main road and opposite of the turn of Spoleto South that takes one into the...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 24 November 2015

This basilica, accessed by car or by hiking from the aqueduct, as we did, is impressive in its size, in the stories told by its carvings in the stone facade, and in its interior decor.

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

We walked here from our apartment then walked thru the woods to the aquaduct and walk across the aquaduct to La Rocca and have a coffee at the little trattoria.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Arlene S
Reviewed 18 March 2015

The basilic is an historical place worth a visit but the basements are gorgeous. No need to visit the crypt. The first church is the piece not to miss

Date of experience: June 2014
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Reviewed 2 December 2014

the church is high up a stone stairway. it-s quite impressive when arriving by car from Rome in the evening. The inside is not that great but the facade with its marble reliefs is really unique and deserves a visit.

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank Saraetta2012
Reviewed 3 October 2012

We are not "churchy" types, even in Italy but this one is out of the ordinary in its stunning yet simple beauty. We actually returned twice to enjoy the peace and spirituality.

Date of experience: September 2012
Thank Arcosdad
Reviewed 13 July 2012

At the top of a long stairway, the facade of San Pietro is covered with remarkable Romanesque sculptures - wild and domestic animals, saints and stories.

Date of experience: April 2012
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