Chiesa di S. Pietro o Chiesa Rossa

6874 Castel San Pietro, +41 91 646 14 16

The name Red Church comes from the colour of the façade which differs completely from the rest of the building. This particular colouring dates back to 1599 at the wish of the Bishop of Como, who extended this order to other churches in Ticino too. On Christmas Eve 1390 the church was the scene of a dispute between the Guelfs and the Ghibellines. The feud, which put the Rusca family against...

ARCHITECTURE Ancient and religious architecture
ACCESSIBILITY Wheelchair accessible
6874 Castel San Pietro
Tel.: +41 91 646 14 16
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