San Pietro in Vincoli
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- San Pietro in VincoliMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsLocal CultureFamily Travelers+ 2Oct 03, 2012
San Pietro in Vincoli (Saint Peter in Chains) is a minor basilica in Rome that houses St. Peter's chains and Michelangelo's famous Moses statue. The chains said to have held Peter in Rome and Jerusalem are kept in a reliquary under the main altar in the basilica. Michelangelo's magnificent Moses, which dates from 1515, is the most notable piece of artwork in the basilica. It was originally intended as part of a 40-statue funeral monument for Pope Julius II.
From the V. Cavour Metro station, cross the boulevard and walk up the flight of stairs. Turn right into the piazza; the church is on the left.
- San Pietro in VincoliCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Aug 10, 2013
The chains of St. Peter are indeed on display at the Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, though, unlike modern magic acts, one can't actually touch them to see if they're real. (I suppose that's a matter of faith.) The church is beautiful, as are many churches in Rome, but the vincoli and a statue of Moses by Michelangelo are the highlights. Be sure to spot them!Recommended for:
- San Pietro in VincoliMember ofFoodiesStudentsLuxury Travelers+ 2Jul 23, 2013
Another Michelangelo's masterpiece is found in this particular church; and it's the statue of Moses. Not so grand but the details are incredibly impressive, that even Michelangelo himself said: "Talk Moses! TALK!"Recommended for:
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- San Pietro in VincoliJun 03, 2013
The two chains ussed to shackle St. Peter are here displayed below the high altar. However, the church is now best know for Michelangelo's Tomb of Pope Julius II. Highlighting the Tomb is the tremendous statue of a bearded Moses holding the tablets of the 10 commandments.