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Church of St. Peter

 
 

Arriving from Borgo San Pietro, the Benedictine abbey (after which this neighbourhood is named) is introduced by an imposing Romanesque bell tower. The church overlooking the square was built by Benedictine monks during the 10th century, according to documents; it was restored several times until the final renovation during the 18th century.

The façade is rectangular and divided by a cornice; it has three doorways with the central one flanked by two lions. Its upper band has three rose windows. The façade ended with a tympanum unfortunately demolished after an earthquake in 1832.