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Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Vita

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Address: Via Clavature 10, 40124 Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 051 236245

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Nice with great statues

This place has some real nice statues which worth the visit! Also the little street the church is found on is very romantic.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This place has some real nice statues which worth the visit! Also the little street the church is found on is very romantic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I read about this Sanctuary and had seen some photos of the scene where Christ was taken down from the cross and figures surrounding were visibly upset as they looked down at his body. Now, I have been to many churches, but this was the first time I was brought to tears while looking at the different expressions and gestures... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Luckily a friend living in Bologna told us about this marvelous church which houses Niccolo dell Arca's wonderful sculptures from the fifteenth century. They are magnificent and worthy of a special visit. This is also a beautiful church which has other impressive artwork. Upstairs there is as shop and museum. It is all free too. Located just off Neptune Square... More 

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Crewkerne, Somerset
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is a very peaceful place even if there are quite a few visitors. It was fantastic to get so close to the Lombardi sculptures - they really are evocative & slightly scary!

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Auburn, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This is a beautiful church with a very interesting sculpture. They have a written piece about it which is worth a read.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Having almost walk past this little place it is hidden within a street and looks like a normal church from the outside it is definitely worth a peak inside. It is amazing to look at the detail of the carvings and sculptures within this church they are beautiful and a must seen for anyone visiting the city.

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Niccolò dell’Arca's 15th century terracotta figures showing five characters from the bible around the body of the dead figure of Jesus is like nothing else in the art world showing this scene. They show the real human horror and grief of such an experience and make a big visual impact. Well worth seeking out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The Compianto is made of seven statues and is incredibly sculpted. It generated emotion when we saw it.

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Chennai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

-This beautiful church is close to central square and one should certainly see this church, if you are in Bologna. (will take max one hour ); We stumbled upon this beautiful architecture while wandering, and how lucky we were. ( It will help, if you read a bit before visiting ) . - The staff are so helpful, that they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

we spent some considerable time here and had read up on the history of the church in advance. This really helped us to get the special atmosphere of this truly beautiful space.

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Address: Address: Via Clavature 10, 40124 Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 051 236245
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna

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