Oratorio Di Santa Cecilia
Oratorio Di Santa Cecilia
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paul c
Huddersfield, UK21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The visit took no more than half an hour but it was one of the best things we saw in Bologna. I find a lot of religious art is quite boring but certainly not this. There are all sorts of details in each of the frescoes. We found a lot of information in English on the web gallery of art. Understanding the relevance of all the images in the fresco cycle made it much more satisfying.
Written March 21, 2024
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Reuben A
Rehovot, Israel600 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Friends
This little church hosts frescae describing the life of Santa Cecilia, the patron of music. Painted by several artists. It hosts also concerts and the concerts program is available on site. It is not a major site but if you come caross it, it is worth a visit.
Written March 25, 2016
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Sv_WT
Belgrade, Serbia167 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Solo
It's a nice place. The atmosphere is intimate, the walls are painted with frescoes by various authors, who describe events from the life of Santa Cecilia. Admission is free, but you can leave a donation which provide food for the homeless people. Chapel also used as a concert hall.
Written October 20, 2015
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Aussie7leagueboots
Brisbane, Australia445 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
The Oratorio of Santa Cecilia is behind the large church of San Giacomo and is accessible from the raised portico that runs along Via Zamboni. The little ex-church dating from probably the 13th century, is remarkable for the cycle of frescoes on the walls depicting events from the life of Santa Cecilia. These date from the early 16th century and were commissioned by the powerful Bentivoglio family.

A great way to appreciate the oratorio is to attend one of the regular concerts held here in the early evening most Friday, Saturday and Sundays. You can find a schedule of concerts if you do an internet search on "San Giacomo festival". Concert entry is by donation which goes towards providing meals for homeless people.
Written May 18, 2015
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Patricia G
Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom157 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This was an excellent visit.
No photos were permitted but cards of the frescoes can be bought. The frescoes are really beautiful. Although small it was a most worthy place to visit.
A lovely older lady explained the life of Saint Cecilia and her husband. It was in Italian but very thoroughly explained.
I really enjoyed it.
Written October 23, 2019
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RoyBT
Dresden, Germany71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
We stumbled on this tiny chapel by accident but it was a lucky find.

It shows in 8 frescos the life of Saint Cecilia and is in remarkable condition.

There was a very helpful attendant who explained the scenes to us and you can wander around the cloisters and look at the old wall frescos in other parts of the building.

Best of all entrance is free - all they ask is a small donation. Well worth a visit.
Written August 10, 2015
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Holly C
San Francisco, CA339 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
A delightful cycle of paintings, well preserved and not crowded so a peaceful place to really spend the time to take it all in. As Saint Cecilia is the patron saint of music, they do have concerts in this small hall.
Written May 8, 2023
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francien2015
Rotterdam, The Netherlands1,054 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The frescos in the oratorium of Cecilia tell about the live and death of Cecilia and her husband. It offers a detailed view and perspective of live in the middle ages not to big but really impressive..
Written August 26, 2019
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AlunofBookham
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
We spent a pleasant afternoon at a performance of renaissance music. The performers were of the highest quality. The concert was in the beautiful surroundigs of the chapel and was free (donations were accepted though). This is a must go to if the chance arises.
Written May 18, 2019
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giacomina17
Brisbane, Australia554 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Friends
Only visit if you are in to art and religion. Very small chapel with incredible frescoes depicting the life of St. Cecilia- truly beautiful. Many people who have no interest in art, history or religion will skip it but they will be the ones who miss out on a special treat.
Written September 7, 2018
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