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This small church on Via Clavatura 8, is unprepossessing from the outside but hidden on the right side of the church near the altar is one of the most remarkable works of art in bologna. Yes, you do have to pay 4 euros to see...More
Amazing sight to see. Hard to imagine they were made over 500 years ago and have been preserved all this time. A group of school children were there at the time we visited so we got a chance to hear some commentary as well. Extraordinary.
A friend had studied the university in Bologna so I asked his advice and this was on the list. admittedly he was studying art, so was perhaps a little biased in his selection. Unbelievably fabulous. the kind of art work that you cannot just walk...More
The terracotta figures at SM della Vita were a must see for me. The anguish on the women’s faces and swirling, frenetic motion brought me to tears. You have to pay a small fee to see them, don’t miss it.
A stone's throw from the main square is this church- one of the smaller churches we visited in the city but possibly the most beautiful. Your eye doesn't know where to look, there is magnificence on all sides.
The only thing that was a bit...More
We were fascinated by a BBC programme that introduced us to Niccolò dell'Arca and had to see his work in this rather understated church. The entrance fee to the chapel where the 'compianto' is located was worth every penny. The 'Arca' (in the Chiesa di...More
My wife and friend convinced me to go to the see the terracotta images that portrayed the death of Christ. I must admit I found it very moving and we spent a good 30 minutes looking at the various sculptures, which were amazing for the...More
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.