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Perugia Turismo

Chiesa of San Costanzo

Via San Costanzo, 5

The grave of the Patron

Already existing in 1027, it is dedicated to San Costanzo one of the three Patrons of the City of Perugia. Venerated by its citizens, the Saint was martyred during the period of Marco Aurelio and his relics were found under the altar in 1781.

The Church, consecrated in 1205 has been modified in the XVI and XVIII Centuries. In 1889 it was rebuilt in neo-romantic style by the architect Guglielmo Calderini who used cotto decorations form the Biscarini furnace of Perugia.

The apse and the sculptures of portal of the ancient Church are still visible; two marble jambs decorated with shoots of vines and imaginary animals; a blessing Christ with the symbols of the evangelists all around are in the architrave. In the interior of the Church the works by Ludovico Caselli (1890-91 sec.): the paintings in the apse-basin, the polyptych over the altar and the two triptych on the side walls. The other decorations are by Matteo Tassi (1889).

The Patron celebration is on 29th of January but the “Luminaria di San Costanzo”, a procession illuminated by candles, is on 28th of January. The traditional sweet of this celebration is the “Torcolo” of San Costanzo

Opening Hours:
From October to January on Monday and Wednesday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm; during celebrations,
Sunday 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Info: tel. +39 075 34766  (Parish of San Costanzo) 

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