Basilica of San Pietro in Vincoli, is located between Via Cavour and Mount Opium. It owes its name to the custody, under the main altar, chains where St. Peter was chained in prison Mamertinus (under the church of “St. Joseph of the carpenters” the Roman Forum). And ‘ one of the major attractions of Rome for the presence of the statue of Moses’ Michelangelo’s .
According to legend,, that Michelangelo, amazed at the beauty and realism of its creation exclaimed : ” …because’ do not speak !!?”
A must ! Experience not to be missed!
Piazza San Pietro in Vincoli
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