Chiesa di San Pietro


This big landmark church overlooks the main Via Flaminia (SS3) just outside the southern end of town. A fine example of Romanesque architecture, it was built in the early 13th century over an earlier temple dedicated to St Peter. A characteristic feature is its imposing facade, which is liberally bedecked with sculpted animals and figures illustrating episodes from the saint's life and medieval morality tales.

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1. Arco di Druso e Germanico

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2. Teatro Romano

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3. Museo Archeologico

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4. Ponte delle Torri

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5. Casa Romana

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6. Museo del Tessile e del Costume

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7. Rocca Albornoziana

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8. Palazzo Collicola Arte Visive

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