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You cannot physically miss this building in Bologna. It's free to go in and gaze at, however you have to remove your hat and then pay €3 to take photos. I took none from inside mainly because the interior was simply too high and dark...More
Well worth a look. Free. I only gave it 4star because it was very cold inside compared to outside and so we may have rushed around it. Soldiers were standing guard at the entrance so you do feel maybe you are not allowed in but...More
We were in awe of the majesty of this basilica when we entered the nave. It is awe-inspiring. It's a very peaceful oasis inside, after the bustle of the main piazza outside. One of the interesting aspects of the building is that the facade was...More
We were delighted to see the doors to this imposing building open early on a Friday morning. Soldiers were standing guard at the entrance. We quickly entered the cathedral - the interior was mind boggling. You could imagine how beautiful and impressive it must have...More
We visited in January, it was very cold inside, colder than out. I was asked to remove my cap, I understood that as it is a church, women were not asked. I’m bald and the extreme cold had me leaving the tour very early. And,...More
The Basilica of San Petronio in Bologna is something that you should not miss when visiting the City of Bologna.
It's history is fascinating going back to the middle ages.
In the year 1400 it was the largest church in Italy so probably the largest...More
An impressive and huge Gothic structure. We were fascinated by the Meridian Line - an astronomical instrument consisting of a line inscribed in the floor of the church together with a tiny hole cut into the roof. At noon everyday (every sunny day) a small...More