Abbey of Saint Peter, Assisi

Abbey of Saint Peter, Assisi

Monastery of San Pietro or St. Peter’s Abbey is situated on San Pietro Piazza. Originally built by the Benedictines in the tenth century, the church was restored in 1954 and presents beautiful Romanesque–Gothic style. This striking religious building houses six tombs and fine frescoes of the fourteenth-fifteenth centuries.
The Abbey undergrounds house a museum. Built on the Roman ruins, these older rooms are used for exhibitions. Of local importance is the Well of Martyrs where the bodies of San Vittorino and companions were thrown. The museum displays a collection of art that includes ceramic works of Italian and foreign artists on the theme "St. Francis and the Nativity in contemporary art".
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Sight Name: Abbey of Saint Peter
Sight Location: Assisi, Italy (See walking tours in Assisi)
Sight Type: Religious
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Walking Tours in Assisi, Italy

Create Your Own Walk in Assisi

Create Your Own Walk in Assisi

Creating your own self-guided walk in Assisi is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Assisi's Historical Churches Tour

Assisi's Historical Churches Tour

Assisi is a great sacred destination, being the birthplace of St. Francis, St. Clare (Chiara d'Offreducci) and Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows. This wonderful city houses a number of striking religious buildings, which date back to the 17th century at the time of Augustus. Take the following tour to visit the most outstanding religious buildings in Assisi!

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles
Assisi Introduction Walking Tour

Assisi Introduction Walking Tour

Assisi is located on the western slope of Mount Subasio. It is 1,300 feet above sea level, overlooking the rivers Topino and Chiasicio. It is a walled city with narrow, twisting streets and alleys. It originally was known as Assisium. Successively Umbrian, Etruscan and Roman, it became a Ghibelline commune in the 11th century.

There were clashes with Guelph Perugia. In the battle of...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
St. Francis' Assisi Walking Tour

St. Francis' Assisi Walking Tour

Rolled up on the hill, with the plain below and Mount Subasio climbing above, the mere view of Assisi in the rosy light of the sunset is enough to send the souls of pilgrims to heaven. It is at this mystical hour, when the noise of visitors’ steps fades and the town is enveloped in a religious silence, that the true spirit of Saint Francis of Assisi can be felt more intimately. Let us set off...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles