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I visited here very early in the morning. The basilica itself is stunning- both visually and spiritually. To watch as the morning sun hits various parts is truly special. But what made the visit all the more incredible was to be there when the Augustinian...More
I have visited many chapels, churches and basilica's in my life but NONE as magnificent as San Giacomo Maggiore. We were blessed to visit while the Augustinian Friars were singing. I felt a serenity and was fulfilled in this visit. Inspiring.
Two Ferrarese painters featured here.[Read Ali Smith's" How to Be Both" , as an introduction!]. However, they are hard to see, as the chapel is locked; but it can be lit. For serious students. Also a tomb by Della Quercia
Visiting this group of churches is a step back in time. As uyou walk through the halls and couryards you get a feeling of what it might have been like for those living at that time. The church is free and open to all -...More
The church's exterior is almost over shadowed by the towering Le due Torri of Garisenda e delgi Asinelli. Entrance is free. The church's frescoed dome was very impressive as well as the frescoes in the Bentivoglio Chapel. Not allowed to take photos but I was...More
We entered a door from a portico in the busy university district & was pleasantly surprised that we had entered this old beautiful special church. It was a time for reflection. A lovely Italian lady church volunteer turned on a Chapelle light for me to...More