This church gets its name from the ancient Roman carnarium, literally the abattoir or charnel house and cemetery, upon which ... More
San Pietro Incarnario
This church gets its name from the ancient Roman carnarium, literally the abattoir or charnel house and cemetery, upon which it was built in 955. The remains of the old building can still be seen in the basement of the current church. Some rebuilding work was carried out after the second world war, including moving back the façade because of the roads and traffic. Inside there is a votive shrine built by Giovanni di Rigino and dedicated to the Virgin, St Peter, St John with the Sculptor and the stigmata of St Francis. There is also a valuable 12th-century fresco in the abse of the Madonna and and the Saints by Felice Brusasorci.
Legend has it that the origins of this church lie in the coming of St Peter to Naples, where he
took his first mass at the altar in the atrium. This is commemorated in the painting which hangs above ...
Cattedrale Metropolitana di San Pietro was built over the site of a Romanesque cathedral, destroyed by fire in 1141. The
architect Domenico Tibaldi designed the presbytery in 1575 and restored the Romanesque crypt, which can still be visited today. ...
Enclosed by Bernini's magnificent colonnade, this square has the largest number of visitors in the world. Millions of tourists wait
here either for the Pope's Sunday blessing or to enter the Basilica . More than a square, the colonnade ...