The San Pietro in Oliveto Church in Brescia is also called San Pietro in Castello Church. The official name, San Pietro e Paolo Church, is rarely used. The 16th century facade was designed by Antonio Medaglio and is characterized by the statues of Saints Peter and Paul placed in niches. The interior is extremely austere.
San Pietro in Oliveto Kerk Brescia
Address: Via del Castello, 10 – 25121 Brescia. Opening hours: Unknown. Entrance fee: Free of charge.
History and description
The San Pietro in Oliveto Church is located in a green setting near the Castle of Brescia. The church belongs to the Carmelite monastery.
The façade was designed in the 16th century by the architect Antonio Medaglia. Statues of Peter and Paul stand in niches on this facade.
The interior was designed in the Renaissance style, with a nave flanked by a number of chapels. At the entrance to these chapels are columns with arches decorated with bas-reliefs.
The choir is graced by some paintings by the local artist Ricchino.
The painting above the organ is by Andrea Celesti.
From the loggia on the east side one can enjoy a nice view of the city.
The church also features two cloisters.