Amazing, nice , peaceful, beautiful...alll at the same time. Nice paintings, rich architecture. Can spend hours here
Churches say a lot about the city attached. This one is a little simple, but still quite beautiful. They seem to have a new "no photos" rule, or maybe they don't have it all the time, I don't know, but we weren't able to get many shots. Otherwise, we loved the place.
As with most of the city, the churches are incredible to see. Make sure to take the time to stop by here and see the art, sculptures and history of the building. You will be truly amazed of the entire place.
The sculptures are hidden in a small recess on the ought side. You cannot see them on entering the church so you must go up o the Altar and turn right. Extremely expressive, unusual sculptures.
Honestly we didn't pay much attention to the church itself, what we went in for was the terracotta statues by Niccolo dell'arca, and it was amazing. The expression and the movement that the artist has created is truly amazing, you feel the emotions of the characters as if they were real. Don't hesitate to walk in and look for the... More
The terracotta statues were were the highlight. The experssion of Mary Magdalene and the sense of movement were impressive and the whole tableau is worth the visit.
The hike up to the Santa Maria is via a covered portico (666 arches) rising 1000 feet in 3.2 kms. but there is a tourist "train" which makes an hourly run, with a tour audio guide. For eu10 this is good value for the unfit.
This little church - Santuario di Santa Maria della Vita - is in Via Clavature, 10, in-between Piazza Maggiore and Via Castiglione, just off the "Pavaglione" porticos, open most days, with free admittance. Don't miss the spectacular terra cotta sculpture group of the "Pietà" (Compianto del Cristo Morto), one of the most impressive & expressive masterpieces of the Italian sculpture,... More
This monumental site is the most important example of Baroque architecture in Bologna. It includes the sanctuary, which houses the famous terracotta sculptures "Compianto Sullivan Cristo Morto".
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