Basilica di San Pietro in Ciel d’Oro – Pavia
Saint Augustine’s tomb
The earliest news that we have of this Basilica dates to the year 604 AD. The building is not the original one. It follows another that was in early-Christian style, with simple columns and a wooden ceiling. The current Basilica, in Romanic-Lombard form, dates to the twelfth century. It was consecrated by Pope Innocent II in 1132. It inherited the name of “ciel d’oro” (golden sky) because the wooden ceiling of the early-Christian church was decorated with golden-coloured paint. It is mentioned by Dante, Petrarca and Boccaccio.