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Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore

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Sep 28, 2018
“Peace and beauty”
Sep 6, 2018
“Deeply moving visit”
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Piazza Rossini, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 225970
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Reviewed September 28, 2018

The church is a fine example of Italian architecture and religious art at their best. Pleasant to find quiet and attractive surroundings after the bustle of the graffiti-ridden streets outside.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 6, 2018

I visited here very early in the morning. The basilica itself is stunning- both visually and spiritually. To watch as the morning sun hits various parts is truly special. But what made the visit all the more incredible was to be there when the Augustinian...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

I have visited many chapels, churches and basilica's in my life but NONE as magnificent as San Giacomo Maggiore. We were blessed to visit while the Augustinian Friars were singing. I felt a serenity and was fulfilled in this visit. Inspiring.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 19, 2017

We thought the church was not too pretty but the chapel is gorgeous thus the only reason to come in. But please do.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 15, 2017

Two Ferrarese painters featured here.[Read Ali Smith's" How to Be Both" , as an introduction!]. However, they are hard to see, as the chapel is locked; but it can be lit. For serious students. Also a tomb by Della Quercia

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

Visiting this group of churches is a step back in time. As uyou walk through the halls and couryards you get a feeling of what it might have been like for those living at that time. The church is free and open to all -...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed June 10, 2017

The church's exterior is almost over shadowed by the towering Le due Torri of Garisenda e delgi Asinelli. Entrance is free. The church's frescoed dome was very impressive as well as the frescoes in the Bentivoglio Chapel. Not allowed to take photos but I was...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed February 2, 2017 via mobile

The church itself is magnificent, but what is important - the chapel of Bentivoglio, which is really a gem here. But check the opening time, it's not available every day.

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed January 18, 2017

A very interesting part of the 'seven churches' -- still in use as a monastery -- fantastic piece of history, do not miss.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed October 16, 2016

We entered a door from a portico in the busy university district & was pleasantly surprised that we had entered this old beautiful special church. It was a time for reflection. A lovely Italian lady church volunteer turned on a Chapelle light for me to...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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