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Oratorio dei Battuti

The Oratory will be closed from 20 November to 6 December 2017

Via Clavature, 8 - 40124 Bologna (BO)

Phone +39 051 230260

Reference maps: D-4

Date of last update: 04/12/2017, 15:31

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

free

NEW RATES FROM 7 DECEMBER 2017:

MUSEUM AND ORATORY

full € 6; reduction € 4 (school, groups of min. 15 people, holders of an admission ticket of another Genus Bononiae museum, special conventions (Tper, Coop, Alitalia, Dante Alighieri), visitors from 6 to 18 years old, University students, holders of Card Musei Metropolitani Bologna, holders of Bologna Welcome card,  holders of FAI cards
free: children up to 5 years old, the disabled with helper, tourist guide with professional badge, Police, holders of Membership Card Genus Bononiae

COMBINED TICKET

COMPIANTO + MUSEUM AND ORATORY

full € 8; reduction € 5 (school, groups of min. 15 people, holders of an admission ticket of another Genus Bononiae museum, special conventions (Tper, Coop, Alitalia, Dante Alighieri), visitors from 6 to 18 years old, University students)
free: children up to 5 years old, the disabled with helper, tourist guide with professional badge, Police, holders of Membership Card Genus Bononiae

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

The Oratory will be closed from 7 to 12 October 2017.

8 December 2017: 10am - 7pm
24 December + 31 December 2017: 10am - 4pm
25 December 2017: 10am - 7pm
26 December 2017: 10am - 7pm
1 January 2018: 10am - 7pm
January 2018: 10am - 7pm

Oratorio dei Battuti