Since the 12th century, the Church of Santissimo Salvatore has hosted the Regular Canons (Canonici Regolari) of S. Maria di Reno, who carried out reconstruction works in the 15th century, thus giving it a better structure. Between 1606 and 1623 the original building was completely demolished and a new monumental temple was erected in its place, designed by the Barnabite father Ambrogio Mazenta and the architect Tommaso Martelli.
The façade of the building is crowned by three large copper statures by Orazio Provaglia and the majestic interior, inspired by the Baroque churches of Rome, has a single large and bright nave built on Corinthian columns, on whose sides you can find the chapels.
Inside the building, in addition to some treasures dating back to the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, there is also an illustrious burial of Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, known as Guercino, one of the best painters in Bolognese artistic history.
Source: Curia Arcivescovile e Le Chiese di Bologna (L'Inchiostroblu)
Every day: 10am - 6pm. During the religious services, the tourist visit could be limited or suspended. Opening times can be subjected to little changes. For further information please call:Curia Arcivescovile tel. 051 6480611