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Pictures of San Pietro Extra Moenia Romanesque Church, Poleto, Italy - Photos Images -





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When the relics of the chains that held St Peter were brought to Spoleto in Italy in about 419 AD, Bishop Achilleo built a church to house them. So San Pietro extra moenia, Saint Peter’s outside the city walls, was built on a necropolis that was used to as a burial ground for the Bishops of Spoleto.

In the Late 12th and early 13th century after battles between the rival factions the Guelphs and the Ghibellines had damaged the original church the church, San Pietro was...
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