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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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Also stumbled upon this church. We were in Italy for 2 weeks and this is the church I keep thinking of. The Mourning of Christ is a must see, just an amazing sight.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Also stumbled upon this church. We were in Italy for 2 weeks and this is the church I keep thinking of. The Mourning of Christ is a must see, just an amazing sight.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful old church with great sculptures and paintings. The ceiling is a must see. No queues or large crowds and no fees. One of the better chapels you will see in Italy. Well worth your time.

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I accidentally stumbled upon Santa Maria della Vita after I was not allowed to enter the Basilica without a shawl, and I am extremely glad I did! The church itself is full of so many beautiful sculptures and paintings, surprising especially because it is a relatively small church. There were no lines to get in and there was no fee... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I'm originally from Bologna and every time I'm back in town, I go and have a look at those amazing statues, with the most intensive facial and gestural expressions I have ever seen.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is a beautiful old church without the queues, crowds and admission fees! A joy to walk round and for a traditional Italian church it is actually quite bright inside with some lovely side chapels , pictures and sculptures Well worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Close to P. Maggiore, and free admission and amazing life like sculptures. What else need be said. If anywhere near P. Maggiore make the small detour to the church

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The church is beautiful in itself, but as you enter you are overwhelmed with beautiful pieces of art surrounding you. As you venture further you discover "Il compianto sul Cristo Morto" which is breathtaking and very moving. I visited 3 times in my 4 day stay in Bologna. Not to be missed.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The building itself from the outside is lovely but when you venture inside it is breathtaking! Beautiful artwork, sculptures and architecture! Well worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

"Il compianto sul Cristo morto" - a breathtaking group - sculpture by Niccolo dell'Arca - represents the highlight of this Sanctuary. I stood there for a few minutes and analyzed the expression of the sculptures. They were really communicating sufferance at an unbearable level. It hurt: truly, deeply, painfully! That was an experience anyone visiting Bologna should live!

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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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Additional Information about Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Vita

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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