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Via Zamboni, 15, Via Zamboni, 15, 40126 Bologna Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 15 June 2018

This is a small chapel entirely decorated with a cycle of Renaissance paintings of the life of St. Cecilia. Charming and peaceful, and there is no entry fee -- a welcome surprise.

Thank rgl201
Reviewed 19 May 2018

We stumbled on this gem by accident. The frescoes are beautiful and the subject matter is violent and disturbing.The legacy is that this marvellous space is used to perpetuate the arts. Wonderful music concerts are hosted here and well worth attending.

Thank Happyvisitor884
Reviewed 27 March 2018

A small chapel which contains a large and interesting fresco cycle of the life of Saint Cecilia. It was fairly empty when we visited and is well lit so you can view it really well. Some wonderful examples of 15th century Bologna art. It is...More

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Lovely late 15th century frescoes in a little chapel. Free admission. The cloisters outside are pretty. It is a small but pleasant place.

Thank tinkle_24
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Wonderful frescos, very helpful lady at the door,Just go inside and enjoy Easily missed , just amazing.

Thank quilter48
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We visited here to see the fresco cycle of the life of St Cecilia. It is a really small church where concerts are held regularly but well worth a visit.

Thank Douglas B
Reviewed 19 October 2017

THe place is worth a look, when you are there during opening times. In five minutes you have seen it.

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 16 October 2017

It's free; it's open when some other churches aren't. Mostly minor painters. Cossa or Costa, & Francia

Thank Bruce R
Reviewed 20 September 2017

This was recommended as a less visited site. It was near where we stayed so we went along as I am particularly interested in Renaissance art. I was not disappointed. The chapel is quiet and the frescos well preserved. There is a booklet in English...More

Thank Cwtch
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This place is right next to San Giacomo but you can easily walk past which would be a mistake as the frescoes of the life of St C are very fine and really interesting.The enthusiastic local volunteer explianed how and why they were painted in...More

Thank Jim H
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