Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Paolo

Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Paolo

Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Paolo
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia17,797 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
The St. Peter and Paul Church sits beneath the famous rock top Church of Saint Mary of Idris. It is one of the oldest in Matera dating back to 13c.
Entry is free and interiors are really beautiful with several side chapels.
In front of the Church is a small Piazza with terrific views around.
Written 10 October 2023
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA13,464 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples

This church dates from 1218, but it has undergone several major renovations over the years.

In the early seventeenth century the church was totally renovated with the addition of the current facade and the construction of the bell tower. The interior was enlarged with the addition of lateral chapels and the original wooden ceiling was replaced with a tuff roof.

In 1706 the church was reconsecrated again. Modifications include the addition of the cusp on the bell tower, the interior was covered with stucco and decorations, and the current wooden false ceiling under the tuff roof was added. The ceiling panels include paintings that represent Christ who entrusts the future of the church to San Pietro, Madonna del Confalone, and conversion of Saint Paul. There are medallions depicting: San Giovanni da Matera, San Donato and the Angels, and the coronation of the Virgin.

The central nave ends with an eighteenth century altar dominated by a wooden polyptych dated around 1540, the work of an anonymous Matera painter, depicting the Madonna and Child between the Saints Peter and Paul.

The plan originally included eight lateral chapels, but only four remain today. Those on the right were destroyed to make room for the construction of the oratory.

Among the four chapels on the left, the first is dedicated to the Virgin Addolorata, with a cruise vault and very little traces of fresco presumably of the fifteenth century; It houses a seventeenth century canvas with the pity of the painter Alessandro Fracanzano.

In the second chapel holds two groups of seventeenth century frescoes carried out by Martino Deghello which reappeared after the restorations.

The third chapel is dedicated to Sant'Antonio and houses an altar decorated with six tuff panels, with bas-relief, dated 1531, along with two seventeenth century paintings depicting a Madonna with Child, and Sant'Antonio.

The last chapel, currently dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, hosts the baptismal font from the thirteenth century, decorated with bas-reliefs, revealed by the restorations that freed it from the stucco layer added over the centuries.

Written 20 September 2023
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duhoz
Beroun, Czech Republic6,326 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
My favorite church built at the beginning of 13th century, in Baroque style. The small church but with lovely interior with naves. The interior was a dim but it makes special charm on the statues. From Belvedere della Murgia you have a nice view of the church facing the river Gravina. Also nice pics can be taken from nearby cave church of Sant Maria De Idris which is also a must to see.
Written 10 November 2021
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia26,923 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
The Church of Peter and Paul is quite ancient-1218. However, the Church was rebuilt many times. Its facade and bell tower date back to the 17th century. Outwardly, she is ordinary by Italian standards. If the appearance can also be noted for its asymmetry, the interior is extremely concise. You begin to think that you have fallen into the hands of Protestants. The main advantage of the Church is its location. It is located under a mountain and can be photographed from above without a quadcopter.
Written 28 March 2020
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Gabriel H
Bellaire, TX7,131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Sitting at a small plateau, shared with the piazza of the same name, this medieval church is of a basic Romanic style. It has a number of original frescoes in reasonable condition, and the pained ceiling is clearly of note.
Written 16 November 2019
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coconutugly
Marbella, Spain1,497 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
No matter where you are in Matera , this for me is where it all happens. Next door is the church on the rocks (santa maria de idris) and then this fine church which is on the hill facing the river Gravina. Every time i passed it, it was NEVER open for viewing, but the exterior was awesome enough. This is a MUST. ! A good walk down if your hotel is high up. And from this church THE ONLY WAY IS UP. In june heat, this was killing
Written 22 September 2019
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Paolo m
Montevago, Italy30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
Beautiful church to visit when visiting the Sassi. It's right in the Piazza overlooking the caves down below. Amazing
Written 13 January 2019
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Keith70
Worksop, UK692 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
it's situated right on the edge of a cliff. Inside there is artwork dating back into the 1500's. Sculpted rock, wood, paintings, frescoes.
It's free to get in to this lovely church.
It is close to the cave church of Sant Maria De Idris which is also a must visit and from where you can get some great photos of this church and the Sassi.
Written 7 October 2018
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humdrum2
San Benedetto Del Tronto, Italy10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
beautiful internally and externally. Especially romantic and fascinating after dark, when the cliff it is situated on is illuminated. Truly a gem.
Written 12 July 2018
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angelaofcastleton
Rochdale, UK565 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
St Peter and Paul’s ‘Sassi church, Matera
Situated in the Sassi area of Matera the church is faily Spartan but it’s main USP is the lovely ‘crib’ display. Nearby in Sassi there is an orginal Sassi church built into the rocks. Well worth a visit but you need to go down many rocky steps and they are slippery so take care.
Written 4 July 2018
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