San Pietro Church

Otranto, Italy

Chiesa di San Pietro is one of the most remarkable Byzantine churches in Apulia. The square form church was built probably in the 9th-10th centuries and it was the basilica which was chosen as Ortohodox metropolis in 968. The church has beautiful Byzantine frescoes from the 10th-11th centuries. 


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Founded: 9th
Category: Religious sites in Italy


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Maurizio Soggetti (2 years ago)
A truly beautiful church, inside you will find a person who is willing to tell you the whole story, and to answer all your questions. Do not miss to go and see it you will miss one of the gems of this city.
Milena (2 years ago)
Suggestive and extraordinarily rich in a long history, this little pearl is described in a simple and detailed way by the guide who, voluntarily, offers food for thought of philological archeology. Good experience!
Maria Pacoda (3 years ago)
A jewel to visit absolutely, the charm is unparalleled, well maintained, the courtesy of the managers invites you to listen to the explanations of the frescoes. Don't miss it, I go back as often as I can ..
Maria Giulia Poggi (3 years ago)
Splendid example of Byzantine painting of the IX and X CENTURY with overlapping up to the Renaissance. Greek cross plan and small dimensions. Reminiscent of the Byzantine churches of Nauplio in southern Peloponnese
Fabrizio Pivari (3 years ago)
Found by chance, don't miss it! The remaining frescoes are beautiful. Splendid Byzantine church. There are Arab traces left.
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