The Sant’Antonio Abate church in Perugia is located on the outskirts of the city. The church existed as early as 1285, but its present appearance dates from 1625, when renovations decreed by the Olivetan Fathers were carried out.
Sant’Antonio Abate Church Perugia
Address: Corso Bersaglieri, 176, 06122 Perugia.
What to see
Michele Buti made the organ in 1665.
Gerardo Dottori was responsible for one of the frescoes.
The church contains an ancient crypt.
The stone pig that adorns the exterior of the church refers to Sant’Antonio Abate himself, the patron saint of the countryside, farmers and animals. The saint himself used to enter Perugia through a nearby city gate on market days.
The feast day of Sant’Antonio Abate takes place on Jan. 17.