The Church of Saint Peter in Prison

San Pietro in Vincoli

The church was rebuilt in 1591 and has a Neogothic style after restructuring in the 19th century.

The bell tower, also in Neogothic style, dates from 1872-1885.

The church has three naves and, inside, frescos can be seen on the vaulted ceiling, on the central dome and in the side naves.

The gilded pulpit and the organ with more than a thousand pipes are also important.

A group of wooden statues representing Saint Peter in prison with the liberating angel and the sleeping guard are still carried through the streets of Lanzo Torinese in 1st August, the day of the Festival of the Patron Saint.


Suggested period
Tutto l'anno
Opening period
Tutto l'anno
Starting point
Lanzo Torinese
Piazza Albert, n° 11 0123 29095 Orario delle S. Messe: Prefestive ore 17,30. Festive ore 10 e 17,30.

Recommended for

  • Everybody


There is a car park in front of the parish church. The church of Saint Peter is in the highest  part of the town so it is necessary to cross the town completely to reach the church.