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Digital Subscriptions > Italia! > Jul-18 > LA CHIESA DI SAN PIETRO, PORTOVENERE


St Peter‘s stands on a promontory overlooking the Gulf of Poets

Saint Peter’s at Portovenere is built on the site of a 5th-century church, and before that an earlier, pagan temple dedicated to Venus. It was consecrated in 1198 but its bands of black and white Carrara marble (the black ‘marble’ is technically limestone) are a 13th-century addition, typical of the Genoese Gothic and indicative of the wealth of the Republic at this time. (Many other examples of this style can be seen in the city of Genoa today.) The church has recently become a popular venue for religious weddings, though your guests might find it difficult to park.

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