San Pietro in Montorio - Rome


The Church of San Pietro in Montorio was built on the Janiculum Hill of Rome at the presumed spot of the martyrdom by crucifixion of Saint Peter. The present day building was commissioned by the Catholic Kings, Ferdinand and Isabella, to replace an existing 9th century church already dedicated to Saint Peter. The relatively austere façade featuring a simple rose window contrasts with the interior which is lined with the works of celebrated 16th and 17th century artists. Sebastiano del Piombo, Michelangelo, Giorgio Vasari and Dirck Van Baburen are all well represented here. There are also a number of tombs of Irish Princes in the church. However it is particularly well-known for the famous Tempietto which stands in its courtyard. This was the work of Bramante and is a masterpiece of 16th century Renaissance architecture.

Opening

Daily from 9 am - 12 midday and again from 4 pm - 6 pm.


Address : Piazza San Pietro in Montorio, 2 153 Rome Italy

Subway : Station: Circo Massimo:Ligne B- Station: S Pietro

Bus : Bus: 44

Phone : +39 065813940

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