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Basilica di Santa Maria dei Servi Bologna

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Address: Strada Maggiore, 50, 40125 Bologna, Italy
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One of the most typical sights in Bologna

"Strada Maggiore" is a street, formerly just outside the Bologna's perimeter in the Roman era, which followed not the orientation of urban gridiron, but that of the country... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2016
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Florence, Italy
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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't go inside but the walls were beutiful. Would have wanted to visit inside, maybe some time....

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

"Strada Maggiore" is a street, formerly just outside the Bologna's perimeter in the Roman era, which followed not the orientation of urban gridiron, but that of the country "centuriatio": it indeed constitutes the axis of this rural centuriatio, being actually the stretch of the ancient Via Emilia closer to Bologna, in the easterly direction, towards Rimini. Soon, in the last... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Beautifully situated jumble of buildings with some very interesting things to see. Peaceful and evocative. Recommended.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

A colourful display of service men and women outside, the national anthem being played but inside the Church is was quiet and beautiful. Well worth a visit as this was intended to be the largest Church in the world till St Peter's in Rome took over. Many beautiful and ornate chapels around the outside of a simple but grand church.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

a nice square in front, a plain fassade, and tons of decorataion inside of limited artistic value... if it is on your way through the city, have a look, even step in, but don't expect much. not a top-ten visit therefore, but an eventual rainy day activity.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

A pleasant surprise awaited us inside such a large quiet atmospheric historic building housing church treasures.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

We passedSanta Maria and decided to look inside on a whim and what a pleasant surprise! From the plain frontage and understated signage don't indicate the stunning interior of this church. Stop by if you get the chance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

In the foreground there are beautifl arcades, which are typical for Bologna. The church itself has got a lot to offer an art, like Cimabues work, and a lot more. The altar is a masterpiece.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Amazing Church in the heart of historical center of Bologna, with a fantastic arcade around and a great atmosphera

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This church is one of Bologna's finest. The place before the entrance with portico's is nice, but the church itself is a beauty. The altar is rich, note the pews! Behind the altar one sees the monument of the Grati family made by Onofori. Don't miss the Maesta of Cimabue.

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