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Church of Saint Peter in Chains Pilgrimage


The Story:

The Church of Saint Peter in Chains, or “San Pietro in Vincoli al Colle Oppio” is a minor Basilica in Rome, Italy. The Church is also known as “Basilica Eudoxiana” and famously houses the chains that restrained Saint Peter when he was imprisoned in Jerusalem. The wife of Emperor Valentinian III, Empress Eudoxia, received the chains as a gift from her mother and later gave them to Pope Leo I. When Pope Leo brought the chains to the site of St. Peter’s imprisonment, the chains miraculously joined together. The chains now lie in the reliquary under the main altar. The Basilica also famously displays Michelangelo’s statue of Moses in the tomb of Pope Julius II.

Location: The church is located on Oppian Hill, near the Colosseum, closest to the Cavour metro station.

Accommodations: The Basilica is located in central Rome with many local 4 and 5-star hotels nearby.

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