We went to the Basilica just after having breakfast in the square itself. A beautiful spot in the morning. The basilica was just amazing - it went on for such a huge area - delightful spot!
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If you can organise it try to visit when coach parties are not likely to be there. It's a place to stand and stare and to soak up the atmosphere of bygone days. I loved it for it s simplicity of form and intricate brickwork.
A real pleasure to wander around,a lot to see and no pressure to rush.Outside courtyard gardens and cloisters to view different perspectives of the building .Bologna was bustling and noisy so coming here was lovely and restful.lots of interesting small rooms ,look up and down...More
Simply powerful, there is something strong moving within this sacred place. It is rather difficult to deny, as much s I may have wanted to do. There are certain days of the year to visit, when the rays of light are directly on the altar.
Walking in, you feel like your heart just got bigger and your eyes are starting to tear. Magnificient and at the same time so peaceful.
This cluster of buildings is located in a lovely square, more of a triangle really, in a nice quiet setting. The buildings seem to go on forever, with little courtyards, rooms, altars etc. Dark and foreboding in places. We have a son of the same...More