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Collegiata di Santa Maria Maggiore

Piazza Andrea Costa - 40066 Pieve di Cento (BO) Bologna (BO)

Phone +39051 975033

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Date of last update: 12/12/2018, 15:15

The Collegiata church of Santa Maria Maggiore, in Pieve di Cento (BO), was built between 1702 and 1710 and it is the oldest church of the area of Pieve di Cento.

In May 2012 an eartquake shaked the area and the church was seriously damaged. Its famous paintings, from the famous altarpiece of the "Assunta" by Guido Reni to an "Annunciation" by the Guercino , as well as works by Scarsellino, Passerotti and Lavinia Fontana, were removed during the restoration and are back in the Collegiata since november 2018.

The church kept also a notable wooden crucifix from the 13th century, worshipped as miraculous. A collegiate church, in Christianity, is a church where the daily office of worship is maintained by a College of canons; a non-monastic, or secular community of clergy, organised as a self-governing corporate body.

The bell tower was rebuilt in late-Romanesque style in 1487.