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Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita

Via Clavature 10, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 236245
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“terra cotta” (17 reviews)
“dead christ” (17 reviews)
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Via Clavature 10, 40124 Bologna, Italy
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+39 051 236245
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"terra cotta"
in 17 reviews
"dead christ"
in 17 reviews
"terracotta figures"
in 14 reviews
"life size"
in 12 reviews
"cristo morto"
in 12 reviews
"small church"
in 11 reviews
"mary magdalene"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful church"
in 17 reviews
"italian renaissance"
in 4 reviews
"early renaissance"
in 3 reviews
"pay euros"
in 3 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 4 reviews
"oratory"
in 16 reviews
"expression"
in 24 reviews
"emotions"
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"lombardi"
in 11 reviews
"greed"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This lovely little church is home to a stunning work of art, a terracotta group centred on the dead Christ. The expressions on the mourners are astounding. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The incredibly powerful terracotta tableau inside is 100% worth the visit. The expression on the characters' faces and the rendition of raw grief are so poignant that even non-art types are bound to be moved.

Thank Sara S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church contains one of the glories of the Italian Renaissance , a set of terra-cotta sculptured figures made by local artist Niccolo dell'Arco in 1463 depicting Sorrow over the Dead Christ. One figure in particular, that of Mary Magdalene, is possibly the most stunning...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another great basilica. It houses some famous sculptures from Nicolo Dell'Arca, which are accessible with tickets you must purchase in the church.

Thank Minh B
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Reviewed February 11, 2018

Italy is emotion. If you agree, then visit this small church of Santa maria della Vita (in the center of Bologna near the main square) which houses a group of terra cota figures as made by Nicolo Dell'Arca. The power and expression on the face...More

Thank GUy S
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Reviewed February 9, 2018

The rich clay of the Bologna region is a source of its bricks and some of its art. Nicolo dell'Arca's Lamentation of Christ is a striking tableau of ceramic figures.

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Reviewed January 17, 2018

Always worth looking into the church as you pass by, all are wonderful and different in their own way

Thank scotlasseng
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Reviewed January 16, 2018

The views would be wonderful, especially if taking the 'noddy train' up the hill, avoiding the climb - but our Sunday morning was the only time to go.... and the cloud was very low (or the fog very thick! No views - we stayed on...More

Thank Andrew F
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Reviewed November 27, 2017

This is a beautiful building. One of the highlights is the moving collection of terracotta figures, the Compianato sul Christo morto by Niccolo dell'Arca. In the nearby oratory there are more beautiful terracotta figures by Alfonso Lombardi. They are well woth seeing.

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Reviewed November 23, 2017

Tiny church with a treasure inside. The Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Vita is located in the city center, in via Clavature 10, very close to the main square, Piazza Maggiore. Inside the church is the “Compianto sul Cristo Morto”, a moving and powerful sculptural...More

Thank Barbara B
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431rose
March 2, 2018|
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Response from scotlasseng | Reviewed this property |
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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hawaii83
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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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