In the historical centre
of San Pietro in Lama you can see the typical "case a corte" and some
as Romano Villa and Town Hall (Palazzo del Municipio) dating back to the XVIII century.
There are some religious monuments as well as the Mother Church dedicated to
Our Lady of the Assumption. The stately building was finished in 1715 and its
style is baroque. The wide façade is richly adorned with a beautiful portal of
entry, that is between two niches containing the statues of the saints. You can
also see a big well decorated window. Inside there are some elegant altars, some
XVII century paintings and an interesting crucifix of the XVII century too.
Outside the urban centre there is the small Church of St Maria of the Graces, an
ancient building where there are some frescos of the XVI century. The Church of
St Maria of the Cross probably was built in the XVII century. The beautiful
façade is well-decorated: inside there are some interesting baroque altars to
see, some XVI century canvases and a highly-appreciated XV century fresco. The
Churches of St Antonio and St. Luigi were built in the XVIII century, while the
Church of the Immaculate Lady is a beautiful XVI century monument. The patron of
the small town is St. Peter, that is celebrated on the first Sunday of July.
The nickname of the
inhabitants of San Pietro in Lama is "stumpacrita" a word meaning " to crush
This is due to the fact that in this small town people work the clay and make
very beautiful objects. The nickname was invented by the inhabitants of the
neighbouring villages to make reference to the lack of temperament and audacity
of the people of San Pietro in Lama, who are as "frail" as the clay they work.