The Church of Santa Maria dei Servi was built on behalf of father Andrea Manfredi from Faenza and master Antonio di Vincenzo, who had already cooperated for the project of the Church of San Petronio. The church is preceded by an airy space surrounded by porticoes of tall marble columns. The construction of the portico began in 1393 at the side of the church and was completed on the churchyard between the 16th and 19th century. The Church stands out for its Gothic style, which is particularly clear in the apse and in the three inside naves on which the whole structure stands.
There are several important works of art to be mentioned, first of all “la Madonna in trono” (the enthroned Madonna) by Cimabue (13th century), followed by the marble altarpiece by Michelangelo Montorsoli (1558-61), the 14th century frescoes by Vitale from Bologna, a peculiar clay polyptych by Lippo from Dalmasio and precious paintings by G. M. Crespi, Albani, Calvaert and other Bolognese masters of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.
Source: Curia Arcivescovile and Le Chiese di Bologna (L'Inchiostroblu)
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