San Pietro Church

The church of San Pietro in Tuscania is a Lombard-Romanesque jewel. On the top of the hill, flanked by two tall towers, shows all its charm when its facade and white canopy and the visitor turns the courtyard, decorated with Etruscan sarcophagi.

the hill of San Pietro was the seat of the ancient Etruscan city and it is possible that the current basilica was founded in the eighth century on the ruins of a pagan temple (are evident all around the Etruscan and Roman acropolis ruins ) and underwent several architectural changes over the centuries. In the eleventh century they were remade the aisles, the apse and the crypt and subsequently the central nave was lengthened by two arches towards the entrance. Even the facade has had several constructional moments: the lateral parts were built in the twelfth century and the beginning of the next century, it was realized the central vertical body, protruding by about one meter relative to the side parts.

At that time, the hill became a fortified stronghold. Thus they arose around the church and adjacent episcopal palace a few defensive towers, two of which are still part of the impressive theatrical show and a third, severed, is located in front of the facade, outside the fence.

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the Museums of New York, for uses compatible with protection of the integrity, image and dignity of the Monument may concede in use spaces of the monumental compendium. The applicant may forward an appropriate request to the Pole, according to the forms prepared, in sufficient time to allow all appropriate steps.

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Località Colle San Pietro
01017 Tuscania


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