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La Chiesa di San Pietro

73028, Otranto, Italy
+39 0836 802720
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73028, Otranto, Italy
+39 0836 802720
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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

Thank petervandenbroek2014
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.

Thank PJCooneySpringfield
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Climbing up the narrow streets of this atmospheric seaside town, you will find this gem of a tiny 9 to 10th century Byzantine church, perched on the top of a hill. Inside, the walls are covered in enchanting frescoes, some fresher than others, but all...More

Thank 16R25D
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Interesting both for the Byzantine architecture and the interesting frescoes. It was smaller than I expected but very interesting.

Thank Nanny O
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