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Chiesa di San Pietro

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Via San Pietro, 73028, Otranto, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a real gem tucked away in a corner. The frescoes are superb, and it is a real privilege to be able to see them. Be sure to leave a donation to help preserve this fantastic monument.

Thank Charlie_Chimp
Reviewed 28 June 2018

If you are in Otranto, visit this free-to-enter church. I love art, if you do too, his little building from the 9th century will move you. There are frescoes from the 9th century of Jesus washing the disciples feet and the Last Supper. Above the...More

Thank Steveage
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

I have been to Otranto a few times and somehow had missed out on this tiny gem. The frescoes are stunning. Small and quite beautiful. Don't miss it.

Thank Barbara L
Reviewed 19 September 2017

It is not just a small and excellent example of a byzantine church, more a book to read.It is the first basilica of Otranto, dated 968. The remaining fresco's is a story apart. There are not only gGeek inscriptions, but I discovered also Arabian text....More

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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

During our visit of Otranto, we also visited this little church. Not that easy to find as it is a relative small church, in them midst of houses etc. Luckily the church was open for visit and although the exterior is quite sober, the interior...More

Thank Richard64T
Reviewed 12 July 2017

i really liked this little church. its got some history, its got connections to the templars and its frescoes are quite interesting. I'm sure it was impressive when it overlooked the area, whereas, now its surrounded by homes and restaurants etc. still, its worth a...More

Thank maczi
Reviewed 22 April 2017

While walking the back streets of Otranto, be sure to stop by and see this old church. Perhaps if you are lucky the interior will be open for viewing. Alas, it was not when we visited. Nonetheless the exterior is interesting given the age.

Thank JimSTL1021
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Beautiful both inside and out. We were lucky that a priest had unlocked the door for a school group, but he clearly had zero interest in the carefully preserved frescoes inside and simply wanted us to leave so he could lock the door again. Nonetheless,...More

Thank Nancy L
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Meant to be one of the attractions of the town, in October it was impossible to enter. I don't know if it is possible at other times of year.

Thank And55
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Featuring a 1000 year old floor, layed by local monks, is the major attraction. What is stunning, is the quality of the whole building and the integrity of the tiling. A simple stroll around this compact Village must include a visit to the monument.

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