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The church of San Pietro

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Chiesa di San Pietro

The church of San Pietro, in Otranto, is a precious testimony of Byzantine dominion in Terra d’Otranto, an epoch in which the city became a metropolitan seat under the direct dependence of the patriarchal center of Constantinople. In the three apses on the bottom are the splendid Byzantine-style frescoes dating back to the 10th-11th century. The most ancient paintings are the Lavender of the Feet, which depicts the Christ in the act of lifting the leg of St. Peter, and the Last Supper. The Nativity of Jesus, Pentecost and Resurrection are attributable to the XIV century, while to the last phase of the 16th century the Presentation to the Temple and other figures of saints.