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Piazza di S. Pietro in Montorio, 2…
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Piazza di S. Pietro in Montorio, 2
Basilica: every day; Monday-Friday 8:30-12:00 and 15:00-16:00; Saturday-Sunday 8:30-12:00. Free entry.
Tempietto: every day except Monday 10:00-18:00 (entrance from the Spanish Academy). Free entry. Always visible from the cloister in the Basilica.
Donato Bramante erected this circular building (1502-07) in the first cloister of the monastery of San Pietro in Montorio, where, according to an alternative tradition, the apostle Peter was martyred. Inspired by the tradition of martyrdom and that, at the beginning of the Christian era, churches were built by the tombs of the holy martyrs, Bramante re-established the classical language of circular temples. This conscious dual reference to antiquity makes the temple one of the most perfect examples of Renaissance classicism, which profoundly changed the culture and appearance of sixteenth-century Rome. In 1605, the roof was altered, and in 1628 Bernini built the stairs leading down to the crypt.
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