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We really enjoyed this church , it has some wonderful pieces of art and the structure itself is large with many courtyards and a garden
We were given an iPad as part of the entry fee which was a great with all its information much...More
The guide book warns you that every inch of this church is covered in paint, gilt or marble and it was not wrong! This is truly a stunning place. There is an entrance fee but you receive an iPad which is loaded with all the...More
It was the last Basilica I visited in Perugia. So beautiful and full of famous paintings inside in the Basilica and in the corner room the Sacristy. You will find several Caravaggio paintings and one Raphael’s painting “Jesus and John the Baptist”. It is in...More
San Pietro is a fascinating church historically and artistically, but there is so much more here. It forms part of the complex, based around various courtyards, of a part of the University, so has a lively student buzz. It also has lovely gardens, including a...More
I happen to stay in a little hotel near this church that would be easy to overlook as it is a little off the beaten path. At the rear, there was a beautiful medieval garden with beautiful views of Perugia. They were about to close...More
By "coherent" is meant decor that is coordinated and not the rococo mish-mash that so many churches exhibit. The garden is more than a kitchen garden, but a retreat from the hubbub of the city. Well worth the walk from city center.
What a beautiful cathedral, full of mosaics, with the whole church covered in art. Went there for Sunday Mass, officiated by the resident Bishop who was joined by a small by very enjoyable choir.
The Church is simply Spectacular, surrounded by gardens and lecture halls....More
Every part of the interior is highly decorated, and many of the features deserve close study. There is amazing carving in the choir stalls, with dividing arm rests carrying mythical beasts. There are significant paintings everywhere, it just needs time to take it all in.