Things to Do in Bologna

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Things to Do in Bologna


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Top Attractions in Bologna

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Historical complex with seven interconnected churches, showcasing artifacts and architecture from the 4th century. Includes a museum, crypt, and tranquil piazza for a reflective visit.
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Medieval landmark featuring a challenging climb up narrow, wooden steps to panoramic city views. Historical twin towers with a leaning structure add to the unique character.
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Gothic brick church featuring 22 chapels, the Cassini Meridian Line, and serene interiors with notable art pieces, set in a central historic square.
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Interactive museum and factory tour showcasing the heritage and models of a famed motorcycle brand, complete with an assembly line view and photo opportunities.
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Historic church adorned with a Romanesque facade, home to Saint Dominic's remains, featuring intricate frescos, a meridian line, and a museum with noteworthy art.
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Landmark fountain with Mannerist sculptures and a history tied to a luxury car emblem. Serves as a central meeting spot and presents prime photo moments at dawn or sunset.
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Gothic and Baroque church in the Quadrilatero district, home to dramatic life-size terracotta sculptures and a Byzantine-inspired Madonna with Child.
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  • Katerina Riga
    Rhodes, Greece29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting architecture. Get an ice cream and walk around. The details around are worth to stare. If you are lucky enough you will see students painting.
    Written June 8, 2024
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  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia33,858 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Santo Stefano is rather a collective name for several churches built on the site of the Roman temple of Isis. The unofficial name of the square on which it is located says that there are seven of them. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. All the churches of San Stefano date back to the early Middle Ages: the Basilica of San Vitale and Sant'agricola and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre date back to the 5th century, the Church of St. St. John the Baptist (or the Holy Crucifixion) - VIII century, the Church of the Holy Trinity XIII century. The Basilica of Saints Vitale and Agricola, whose remains were brought here from Milan, is the most ascetic of all. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre (La basilica del Sepolcro) was originally built as an exact replica of a similar temple in Jerusalem. However, after the Arab conquests, the temple in Jerusalem suffered, and after the invasion of the Hungarians, its counterpart in Bologna. It was impossible to restore the Bologna temple by direct copying, and it was impossible to return the original to its former form by reverse engineering. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre was especially loved by prostitutes and pregnant women. This is surprising, because the image of the pregnant Virgin Mary is not here, but in the neighboring church of the Holy Trinity. As the initiator of the construction of St. Petronius intended, the church turned out to be five-relief. However, this idea was realized almost a millennium and a half after his death. Unlike the Trinity Church, the Church of the Crucifixion or John the Baptist retained the Romanesque style. There is a crypt at the bottom. In addition to the churches, the complex has a monastery, a museum, and a bell tower.
    Written April 16, 2024
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  • Kurt C
    Malta18 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Time indeed does its course and in this case, the due torri are currently in a pity state with risk of tumbling down. The towers are a beautiful sight from underneath (apart from tram lines). Tourists should give them a visit, and hopefully we'll soon get the chance to visit inside again