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Oratory of Battuti

Via Clavature, 8 - 40124 Bologna (BO)

Phone +39 051 230260

Reference maps: D-4

Date of last update: 27/09/2016, 18:00

On the first floor of the church you find this splendid Oratory, which has been recently restored in order to be opened to the public. It is the unique example of the local Baroque style. Once it was seat of the Confraternita dei Battuti and thanks to its excellent acoustics it is the ideal place for praying, as well as for songs and acting performances. The walls and vaults of the large room are completely decorated by paintings and frescoes in the Baroque style. The most amazing work is the Death of the Virgin by Alfonso Lombardi (1479 - 1537), a group of 15  nearly life-size earthenware statues. It represents the group of the twelve Apostles around the Virgin's tomb. A Judean is trying the knock over the tomb in order to show his contempt, arousing the indignation of the Apostles, but an Angel stops him from acting.

by bus: lines and timetables on the website www.tper.it

by car: ring road exits  No 2, 3, 5 direction city center - located in restricted traffic zone ZTL

Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 7pm Closing time: Mondays.

October 4th + November 1st + December 8th, 2016: 10am - 7pm.