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Santa Maria della Consolazione Sanctuary

loc. Montovolo, 40030 - Grizzana Morandi (BO)

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Date of last update: 25/05/2017, 17:23

This is a Romanesque period church (12th century).

It has a sober facade, local sandstone, cup-shaped ashlars. Inside there is a polychrome statue of the Madonna di Montovolo (15th-16th century) and a crypt. It is considered one of the most ancient and fascinating buildings of the Bolognese mountains. It was built on the ruins of a proto-roman church, dated sometime between the tenth and eleventh century.

In 1925, the ruins were accidentally discovered. The layout is comprised of three semi-circular apses with capitals and Corbels that are richly decorated with raised symbolic patterns in the Byzantine-Ravenna style.