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Basilica di San Petronio

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Piazza Maggiore, 40124 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 757danf
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank masinorfolk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CarolynandDavep
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Haebee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank yawnhowl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GeroChiavari
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's in the mean square of Bologna, definitely worth a visit. As you know, it's very old church surrounded by old buildings in a wonderful square!!!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mikesterling
Reviewed January 9, 2019

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ofiev12
Reviewed January 7, 2019

This church is absolutely breathtaking. The tiniest details and ornamentations are beautiful to notice and I would definitely go again.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank yarachami
Reviewed January 5, 2019

I went in and I was impressed by the size of the building, probably more so by the height of the building. No queues to get in and not too busy inside

Date of experience: December 2018
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Apologies Michael A, I was responding to the denials given by the authorities. Can’t remove it, please ignore.
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