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  • Via San Pietro, Otranto (LE)

is one of the medieval buildings of the Mezzogiorno more representative of the constructive tradition of Byzantine and remains the most high and vivid expression of Byzantine art in Puglia. The sacred building represented, probably the first basilica of the city, elected metropolis in 968 and to the direct dependencies of the Patriarchal See of Constantinople. Its dating is due probably to the IX-X century A.D.

The square plan, a Greek cross, inscribed, falls in the teachings of Byzantine religious architecture. Inside, three small naves are surmounted by a central dome, supported by four columns. In the three apses on the bottom you have the beautiful frescoes in the byzantine style dating back to the X-XI century. The paintings more ancient are the washing of the feet, representing Christ nimbato in the act of raising the leg of San Pietro and the Last Supper. The XIV century are ascribable to the nativity of Jesus, Pentecost and the Resurrection, while in the last phase of the XVI century the presentation at the Temple and other figures of saints.

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Aragonese castle
Aragonese castle
The castle of Otranto, in Salento, gave the name to the first gothic novel of history.
Via Papa Costantino I, Otranto (LE)
0.11 Kilometers from St. Peter's Church
Cathedral of Santa Maria Annunziata
Cathedral of Santa Maria Annunziata
The cathedral of Otranto in Salento, preserves the precious mosaic work of basilian monk Pantaleone.
Via Basilica, Otranto (LE)
0.15 Kilometers from St. Peter's Church
Church of Our Lady of the Altomare
Church of Our Lady of the Altomare
The church of Our Lady of the Altomare is located in Otranto, in Salento.
Via Punta, Otranto (LE)
0.63 Kilometers from St. Peter's Church
Hypogeum of Torre Pinta
Hypogeum of Torre Pinta
The hypogeum of Torre Pinta is located under the eponymous tower in the Valley of the memories, near Otranto.
SS Tangenziale Sud di Otranto, Otranto (LE)
1.30 Kilometers from St. Peter's Church
Pond of bauxite
Pond of bauxite
The pond of bauxite is located to the south of Otranto, near the Bay of Orte.
SP369, Otranto (LE)
1.66 Kilometers from St. Peter's Church
Deers' Cave
Deers' Cave
The Grotta dei Cervi is a natural cave coastline, sita in Porto Badisco, near Otranto.
Via Approdo di Enea, Porto Badisco, Otranto (LE)
7.05 Kilometers from St. Peter's Church
De' Monti Castle
De' Monti Castle
De' Monti Castle represents the most beautiful monument of military and feudal architecture of the Sixteenth Century in Otranto Land, in Puglia.
Via Ferrovia, 1, Corigliano d\'Otranto (LE)
20.06 Kilometers from St. Peter's Church
Abbey of St. Mary of the Myth
Abbey of St. Mary of the Myth
the Abbey of St. Mary of the Myth is situated in the village of Tricase, in Puglia.
SP358, Tricase (LE)
22.64 Kilometers from St. Peter's Church
Calvary
Calvary
an apse of a hypothetical church where the nave is the road, side walls are the scenes road and the ceiling is the sky of the village of Montesano Salentino, in Puglia.
Via S. Donato, 101, Montesano Salentino (LE)
23.63 Kilometers from St. Peter's Church

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