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OK, I will admit, my sole reason for wanting to visit San Pietro in Vincoli was to see the famous sculpture of MIchelangelo. And seeing it, I felt almost as if my entire trip to Rome was justified - the sheen of the marble, the...More
St. Peter in Chains, in Rome, was the last church of so many we visited during our Gate 1 Tour of Italy last month. It was part of our "Rome's Hidden Treasures" tour. When I asked Nina, our local guide, what was unique about this...More
I was most impressed at being able to walk in off the street to see this delightful church and right on front of you is a Michelangelo marble of Moses. No entrance fees, queues to get in. It's just there. Impressive.
Quick tips: most importantly, it closes over lunchtime, from 12:20-3:00, so don't go then. It can be approached easily from the Colosseum, or up some steepish steps from Via Giovanni Lanza. For (at least) 20 years there have been scam artists outside trying to get...More
St Peter in Chains is an odd name for a church, but there is so much history within the walls. The church is tucked away up side alleys and stairs, but it worth the trek to find it! Inside you will be amazed at Michelangelo's...More
Nice add-on to a trip to the coliseum and Roman forum area. Church as a sculpture of Moses by Michelangelo as well as chains thought to have bound St Peter. There are signs that will help find this church that is very close to coliseum...More
this unassuming church not only contains the Michelangelo masterpiece of Samson but also the chains which boud St Peter.
Despite these treasures the church appears very quiet and you can spend as much time as required just admiring the marble
Monti is Rome’s rebel yell. This neighbourhood just west of Termini train station mixes grit with fun as it continues to fight for its reputation as a magnet for the artsy, alternative, and hipster. Every season, quirky boutiques and food spots sprout up on its cobblestone streets. The neighbourhood supports unique and homegrown businesses that cater to its longtime residents as well as hipsters on the hunt. Hang out at
Piazza della Madonna dei Monti anytime after lunch and you'll always find something going on.
According to the tradition Elia Eudocia, mother of Eudossia, during a trip to Palestine in 442, you/he/she would have received from Giovenale Patriarca in Jerusalem as a gift, the chains that would have bound St. Pietro... More
According to the tradition Elia Eudocia, mother of Eudossia, during a trip to Palestine in 442, you/he/she would have received from Giovenale Patriarca in Jerusalem as a gift, the chains that would have bound St. Pietro during the imprisonment, suffered in Jerusalem for order of Erode Agrippa. Elia Eudocia, his/her daughter Licinia Eudossia entrusted to bring her to Rome.
In 432 it was chosen Pope Leo I, the tradition of the Church it tells that Licinia Eudossia showed the chains of Pietro to Leo I, that approached her to those that were of Pietro in the Jail Mamertino. For miracle the two chains were melted in irreversible way.