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Reviewed 3 days ago

The church is famous for a group of life-size terracotta statues depicting the lamentation over Christ. It is an impressive scene. I particularly liked the four masonry statues mounted beneath the dome. This very impressive baroque church has several more significant sculptures by early renaissance...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These old real-size realistic figures are unique. Even after tou think you know what to expect - it is still amazing.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are so many great churches big and small in Bologna that after a while they generally meld into one, that said this one is worth a look.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As very usual in bella Italia, this church is beautiful. It is very easy to get there and you can admire the art and monuments inside.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had been recommended, but it’s not till you see the expressiveness of the figures that you understand what a sculpture this is. Must see.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 20, 2019

Not far from the Mercato di Mezzo this church might be overshadowed by the other buildings around and sometimes it’s difficult to pay attention to it. Going inside one becomes surprised by the beautiful and harmonious decoration. Particularly interesting are the sculptural groups at the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

The cupola of Santa Maria Della Vita is one of the outstanding traits of the Bologna "skyline" and inside it is a nice Baroque well worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 10, 2019 via mobile

A most glorious interior. The ceiling itself is incredible. It is in a great part of town too. Full of atmosphere and history.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 25, 2019 via mobile

There are so many churches to visit In Bologna and this is a nice and peaceful one with fewer tourists than those in the main squares.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 21, 2019 via mobile

We went to quite a few churches in Bologna - and I felt this one was the prettiest. The variety of marble was quite impressive.

Date of experience: June 2019
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I am afraid i cannot answer that for you, if it where me, i would try contacting the nearest tourist office, you can find them online nowadays, i have had need to do this on my travels. good luck.
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Response from allus | Reviewed this property |
I was not aware of a formal dress code on my visit but it makes sense to just dress respectfully with no bare shoulders or shorts, as other contributers have suggested. This will likely only be an issue in summer months.
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