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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  • The church of S. Pietro in Montorio stands on the place where, according to tradition, the apostle Pietro was crucified on the cross upside down, although history believes that the martyrdom of St...  more »
  • It was amazing and beautiful. To learn that this is where Peter was crucified. It was amazing just to be in that holy space is such an incredible feeling. The view was amazing. Take your time getting....  more »
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  • So quiet and peaceful. Lucky for us very few people know and visit this beautiful humble monument. Absolutely must visit. And the view from the top of the hill, mesmerizing
  • Went here to visit my great ancestor Hugh O' Neill who is buried here.. He fled to Rome to avoid being butchered by the British regime...THE FLIGHT OF THE EARLS 🇮🇪

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