Tempietto di San Pietro in Montorio

Piazza di San Pietro in Montorio 2

Daily from 8:30am to 12noon
Weekdays from 3pm to 4pm as well

The Church of San Pietro in Montorio in Trastevere is well known because of its Tempietto, designed by Donato Bramante in 1502. According to the legend, this little construction is located in the same place where St. Peter was crucified. It is considered a masterpiece of the Renaissance, with a circular plan inspired by the ancient Roman temples. The proportion is perfect and it was one of the first buildings to use the Tuscan order (a variation of Doric order) in the columns. It is an outstanding place, but you have to be prepared to walk up the highest part of Trastevere. The reward for getting there is the beautiful view of Rome and, of course, the Tempietto.

Image by Angelo Ferraris from Shutterstock

Image by Angelo Ferraris from Shutterstock

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