Piazza San Pietro in Montorio
Opening Hours: 7:00am to noon; 4:00 to 5:00pm
The previous church, built prior to the 9th century on the site where it was erroneously believed the Apostle Peter was crucified, was rebuilt at the end of the 15th century by order of Ferdinand IV of Spain and probably designed by Baccio Pontelli. Noteworthy are frescoes by Sebastiano del Piombo in the Borgherini Chapel; and the Raimondi Chapel by Bernini. Beatrice Cenci – who inspired works by Stendhal, Dumas and Shelley – is buried at the foot of the altar. In the courtyard is the famous Tempietto del Bramante.