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San Pietro in Vincoli

San Pietro in Vincoli (Saint Peter in Chains) is one of Rome’s first parish churches. It was built on the ruins of an imperial villa in 442 to house the chains that confined Saint Peter during his captivity in Jerusalem. This minor basilica is not only well-known because of its important religious role in Roman Catholic history, but it is also home to some of the finest art and architectural pieces in the capital city. San Pietro's nave has 20 ancient columns, and its 15th-century high altar is adorned with frescoes by Iacopo Coppi.

  • See the exquisite artwork housed in Rome’s San Pietro in Vincoli, including the colourful and elaborate frescos and Michaelangelo’s famous Moses statue, created in 1515 as part of a funeral monument for Pope Julius II.
  • Browse the souvenir shop of the basilica, which is located in the antechamber that provides access to the sacristy that contains the 1604 Domenichino painting called the Liberation of Peter.
  • Visit the tombs of Cardinal Lanfranco Margotti and Cardinal Girolamo Agucchi, former cardinal titulars of this Rome church.

The church of San Pietro in Vincoli is located off the plaza which bears the same name, Piazza San Pietro. Somewhat off the regular beaten path and with an unassuming exterior, the church is just a few blocks from popular attractions, including the Coloseum and Saint Peter's Basilica. The area is easily accessed by public transport. The closest metro station to San Pietro in Vincoli is V. Cavour on Line B of Rome's extensive subway system. From the station, visitors only need to travel for a few minutes on foot to reach the church entrance.

Hotels in San Pietro in Vincoli

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1 Mecenate Palace Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.1 / 5 7 reviews

Via Carlo Alberto 3 Map

Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas

Assuring high standards of comfort and friendly atmosphere, Mecenate Palace Hotel Rome is an ideal place for business as well as leisure travellers. GeneralGuests travelling on business purpose... More

Small room
Hotel is ok, but room and bed were really too small.
13 Oct 2015
From US$45

2 Delle Regioni Hotel Rome

3 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

Via Del Tritone 94 Map

Being one of the closest hotels to the Rome's well known landmark, Trevi Fountain, Delle Regioni Hotel Rome offers quality services and convenient accommodation to its visitors. The tourist... More

Beautiful weekend in Rome
Quite a simple hotel with very small (but clean) rooms. Excellent location (just a few steps from the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish steps and the Barberini metro station) and great value for money....
20 Nov 2015
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3 Contilia Hotel Rome

3 stars
2.3 / 5 3 reviews

Via Principe Amedeo, 81 Map

Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas

Featuring a seamless blend of comfort and modern technology, this attractive property welcomes you to an unforgettable stay at Rome. GeneralThe hotel also offers well-appointed meeting rooms that... More

Bad service
The service was not good and the rooms was not nice, but very old and not up to date - the toilets was disgusting.
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From US$83

4 iQ Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.4 / 5 20 reviews

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Free WIFI & Free Access to Gym & Sauna

iQ Hotel Rome is situated in the heart of the historic city of Rome and offers quality accommodation with excellent services. Its central location is well-suited for leisure or business travellers.... More

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Being the 2nd time in Roma and travelling with others, I had to do some research in terms of location, practicality, facilities. As always, there are mixed reviews on all hotels in Europe. I would...
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5 Diocleziano Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.7 / 5 10 reviews

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Free Minibar, WIFI, Access to Gym & Sauna

The Diocleziano Hotel offers comfortable guest rooms and exquisite attention to details, to make you enjoy every moment of your stay in Rome. GeneralRound the clock reception service is also... More

Awesome Rome welcome.
A hotel that looked after us and changed our opinion of Rome accommodation. Easy access to the transport hub. First class service, room and meals. Friendly staff who went out of their way to help.
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6 Artemide Hotel Rome

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4.6 / 5 7 reviews

Via Nazionale, 22 Map

Free Minibar, WIFI & Access to Gym

A restoring haven, Artemide Hotel is a place where the charm of the past blends with minimal style, giving life to a location with a unique ambiance and comforts. GeneralArtemide Hotel is... More

Lived Up To Excellent Reviews!
We booked this hotel for our first trip to Rome based 100 on customer reviews. We are a family of extensive travellers with high expectations and the Artemide did not fail to impress! The fantastic...
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7 Berg Luxury Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.3 / 5

Via Aurora, 29 Map

Free WIFI is available in all areas

Located just a few blocks away to Villa Borghese Gardens, Berg Luxury Hotel Rome provides opulent accommodations suitable for vacationers and tourists visiting the beautiful city of Rome. Centrally... More

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8 Venetia Palace Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

Via Marghera, 47/A Map

American Breakfast & Jacuzzi on the Roof Terrace

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Couple Italian escape
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22 Sep 2015
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9 Cosmopolita Hotel Rome

4 stars
3.9 / 5 10 reviews

Via Di S. Eufemia, 4 Map

Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas

Cosmopolita Hotel Rome offers luxurious accommodation and a wide range of modern services for a pleasant stay either for leisure or for a business trip. Rome's most famous fountain, Trevi Fountain... More

Great place to stay
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13 Aug 2015
From US$39

10 Borromeo Hotel Rome

3 stars
3.5 / 5 2 reviews

Via Cavour 117 Map

Free WIFI available in all areas

Set right in the heart of Rome, Borromeo Hotel Rome provides a comfortable and elegant stay and a great place to experience the best of Roman life with its culture, art and shopping. Guests can... More

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