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"San Pietro - Interior" Church San Pietro Tip by MM212

Church San Pietro, Modena: 4 reviews and 12 photos

  Central Nave, San Pietro, Apr 2010
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  • Central Nave, San Pietro, Apr 2010 - Modena
      Central Nave, San Pietro, Apr 2010
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  • Interior of San Pietro - Modena
      Interior of San Pietro
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  • Right apse - Modena
      Right apse
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  • Left apse - Modena
      Left apse
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  • Left aisle - Modena
      Left aisle
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The interior of San Pietro consists of a wide central nave flanked by two aisles on either side, separated by cruciform pillars. It contains arches and vaulted ceilings, but with the exception of carved terracotta column capitals and a few painted murals, the actual structure contains little ornamentation. It compensates for this simplicity, though, with the very richly decorated apses and the innumerable artwork it contains. The central nave, for example, is lined by six fine 16th century statues sculpted by Antonio Begarelli, and there are also many impressive 16th century paintings by various artists and a painted organ from the same period. In addition, the side chapels contain stunning inlaid marble antependia. The central nave and its two adjacent aisles terminate in polygonal apses with intricate stucco decorations and paintings. The apse on the right hand side contains one of two most treasured pieces of artwork in San Pietro, a delicate sculpture of la Pietà, also by Antonio Begarelli. Just outside the apse is the other treasure known as l'Apogeo Begarelliano, an impressive sculpture representing the Assumption of Mary by the same sculptor.

For more photos of the rich artwork within, take a look at the travelogue: "San Pietro - Artwork."

Address: Via San Pietro, 1
Phone: +39 059 214016

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