abbazia-san-pietro2The Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter is documented since the year 1029, when it stood outside the Roman walls of Assisi. Today’s church was rebuilt by the monks of Cluny in the twelfth century, except for the upper part of the facade on which we read the date 1268 and the name of the abbot Rustico. You can visit the underground of the abbey, inside which is a museum that tells the history of this centuries-old foundation. Of great beauty are the monastic workshops, once used for storing fruits of the earth. With paintings and statues from the church, among which is a triptych by Matteo da Gualdo (1470), the rooms host temporary exhibitions by contemporary artists and a collection of works inspired by the historical figure of St. Francis, as well as Christmas Nativity scenes.
Piazza San Pietro, 1 – Assisi (Pg) – Tel. 075 812 311
Opening hours
Open all year on demand for temporary exhibitions, civic and religious events
Admission by donation