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The Basilica is beautiful. The stand out feature for us was the meridian line aligned with sun filter in the roof from which complex observations could be made. Top edge renaissance science... In the church..
On the main square. This is a very big church- we went to it on our own but probably would have learned more in a tour as not a lot is marked or explained. Evidentially, they ran out of money part way though. Not nearly...More
The interior is bathed in a pinkish stone that makes this basilica a real beauty. There is much to see on the interior, so wander throughout, preferably with a good guide book, and look at the various chapels. We stayed for services on a Sunday...More
This was the largest Basilica in Italy, until a Pope said that the largest Basilica MUST be in Rome. So the top half was taken off and sent to Rome. Years later the Basilica was 're built, hence the difference in appearance now. Lower half...More
One of the must sees, dominant of piatza majore. Entrance is free of charge but watch out for the siesta as we entered and where asked out in 5mins due to closing for the break. Luggage is not allowed so leave it better in the...More
This magnificent medieval church dating to 1390 was dedicated to the fifth century bishop of Bologna, San Petronio. The most remarkable feature is the unfinished facade which was abandoned when a Pope who was a native son of Bologna died, and funding was withdrawn from...More
Very impressive and you get from the visit the sense of what every historic Catholic basilica, cathedral or church is all about. However, there is of course masses that is specific to this building eg it being unfinished due to rivalry with Rome, the meridian...More