Although this will have existed in the 7th century as an early Christian church, the modern construction was consecrated in 1132. The name likely comes from the fact that the original ceiling was made from gold wooden roof truss. The remains of Saint Augustine are held in the church, as are those of Severinus Boëthius and the Lombard king Liutprand. The current church which boasts a Romanesque style, with the typical gabled façade in brick and sandstone is referred to by Dante, Boccaccio and Petrarch. Inside the church, the frescoes dating back to the 15th and 16th century on the left of the façade are of great interest, as is the majestic arch in marble covering three floors which was built between 1360 and 1400, and the pavement mosaics from the 12th century, depicting a knight battling against a dragon (probably Saint George). One wall is dominated by a wonderful canvas from 1599 by Gian Battista Tassinari.
Alla scoperta del territorio
Pavia, San Pietro in Ciel d’Oro
Arte, storia e cultura
Tempo libero e itinerari
Alla scoperta del territorio
I comuni paesi

Exploring the Area
Pavia | Pavese

Ponte Coperto Bridge
Church of San Michele Maggiore
Church of San Teodoro
The Regisole Statue
Cathedral of Pavia
Piazza della Vittoria
The Broletto
The Medieval Towers
Crypt of Sant’Eusebio
Church of Santa Maria del Carmine
Church of San Pietro in Ciel d’Oro
The Visconteo Castle
The Mezzabarba Building
San Francesco Church
The University
Ghislieri College
Borromeo College
Cairoli College
The Fraschini Theatre

The Certosa of Pavia

Exploring the Area
Voghera | Oltrepò

The Duomo
The Visconteo Castle
Church of Santi Ilario e Giorgio

Castle of Oramala
Castle of Nazzano
Castle of Cigognola
Castle of Montalto Pavese
Castle of Montesegale
Castle of Zavattarello


Exploring the Area
Vigevano | Lomellina

Piazza Ducale
The Castle
The Cathedral

Castle of Scaldasole
Castle of Lomello
Castle of Cozzo
Castle of Sartirana
Castle of Frascarolo

Pavia, San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro
Piazza Ducale di Vigevano