This church in Piran, dating back to 1272, is among the city's oldest. Tradition suggests it was funded by Lady Bona, widow of Giovanni de Vitale, and was constructed outside the town walls near the old port, now Tartini Square. In 1818, the church, then in poor condition, underwent a comprehensive renovation overseen by architect Pietro Nobile, who designed its Neoclassical façade. Above the entrance portal is a stone relief depicting Jesus handing the keys to St. Peter, crafted by Antonio Bosa. Inside, the church features rare architectural secco-technique paintings with plant decorations from the late 19th century, attributed to painter Ignazio Calassi. Beneath this layer, researchers uncovered wall paintings from the early 19th century. The Baroque altar, likely transferred from a disused church in Venice during reconstruction, is adorned with a marble tabernacle dating to the late 17th or early 18th century. The altar niche houses a painting of the Immaculate with St. Agnes, flanked by two angels supporting a wooden, gold-plated baldachin. Wooden statues of St. Peter and St. Paul flank the altar.
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