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Religious places

Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Peter

St. Pietro is the city cathedral built by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582. It is the seat of the Archbishop (Bologna metropolitan area).

address: Via Indipendenza, 9 - 40121 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: C-4 ph: +39 051 222112 opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 7am - 7pm; 8 am (Via Indipendenza's entrance). 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: 051 222112. ---------- The "Campanile of the Cathedral" can be visited on Saturday from 2pm to 4:30pm and from 7pm to 11pm. A donation of € 5 is required for the maintenance of the tower and the Cathedral.  Special openings of the tower, archeological area and treasure - January 2020. Saturday 4/1  Sunday 5/1  Monday 6/1 Saturday 11/1 Saturday 18/1 Sunday 19/1 Saturday 25/1 Sunday 26/1 For information  Tel: +39051222112 
  • The Archaeological Area will be open on Saturday from 2pm to 4:30pm and from 8pm to 11pm. On other days the Archaeological Area can be visited by appointment sending an SMS to +39 3888987065.
  • The "Treasure of the Cathedral" can be visited by reservation calling  +39 051 222112 - guided tours for groups are available by reservation. 
entrance:

free

Basilica of San Petronio

Named in honour of Bologna’s patron saint, Petronius – the city’s 8th bishop from 431 to 450, the Basilica is the most imposing (132 by 66m, and 47m high) and most important church in Bologna.

address: Piazza Maggiore - 40124 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: D-4 ph: +39 051 231415 website: www.basilicadisanpetronio.it/index.html opening hours: Basilica: Monday to Saturday 7:45am-1:30pm and 3.30pm-6pm Sunday 7:45am-1:30pm and 2:30pm-7:00pm During the religious services, the tourist visit could be limited or suspended.  Opening times can be subjected to little changes. For further information:  +39 051 6480611 Curia Arcivescovile info@basilicadisanpetronio.org  Panoramic terrace The terrace remains closed, the reopening date to be defined(54 meters in height) - entrance on the side Piazza Galvani. Access is by lift or by stairs (from the scaffold)  Every day 10am-1pm and 3pm-6pm Opening hours can be changed on the occasion of special events.
Cappella Bolognini/Magi Every day 9:30am-1:30pm/2:30pm-6pm Museum Monday closed Tuesday to Saturday 10am-12:30pm/2:30pm-5:30pm Sunday 2:30pm/5:30pm Bell tower Usually not open to the public
At the entrance, Police controls are possible of backpacks and bags. In case of visit it is advisable not to bring large backpacks and bags with you.
entrance:

Basilica di San Petronio
Free entrance - Foto ticket € 2

Cappella dei Magi
Admission ticket € 3.00 - Group € 1

Panoramic terrace*
Admission ticket € 3.00
Free entrance: Bologna Welcome Card PLUS holders, Amici di San Petronio members, priests, monks, children up to 12.
*The visit takes approximately 30 minutes. Access to the panoramic terrace is allowed to max. 25 persons at the same time. 

For groups reservation is required.
 +39 346 5768400 every day from 10am to 6pm
prenotazioni@basilicadisanpetronio.org

Santo Stefano complex

Also known as the "Seven churches", the Basilica of St. Stefano is the most peculiar church complex in Bologna. Its origins are still a moot point. For someone it was built in 430 divided into seven churches, in order to symbolically represent the places of Christ’s Passion. Another theory states that the Basilica was built by Saint Petronio, on the ruins of a pre-existent pagan temple.

address: Via Santo Stefano, 24 - 40125 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: D-5 ph: +390514983423 email: abbaziasstefano@gmail.com website: abbaziasstefano.wixsite.com/abbaziasstefano opening hours: The church complex 9am-12:30pm e 2:30pm-7pm From February 10th, 2020  Basilica 7.30am - 12.30pm and 2.30pm - 7.30pm Complex 9.30 am– 12.30pm and  2.30pm - 7.00pm* (from 1 November to 30 April, closing at 6.00pm) Every Monday the complex will be closed, except for the Basilica opening from 5.30pm to 7.30pm During the religious services, the tourist visit could be limited or suspended. Opening times can be subjected to little changes. For further information please  email santostefano@fratiminori.it or call +390514983423 Timetable of religious services: Mon-Sat 8:30am, 6:30pm, Sun 8:30am, 12pm, 6:30pm entrance:

free donation

Sanctuary of San Luca

One of the symbols of Bologna: it’s a traditional place of worship because of the Virgin of St. Luke painting behind the altar;  it is also the reassuring visual landmark for Bolognesi returning home.

address: Via di San Luca, 36 - 40135 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: M-9 ph: +39 051 6142339 email: prenotazionepellegrinaggi@gmail.com; rettoresanluca@gmail.com opening hours: From Mon. to Sat.: 7am – 6pm from November to February / 7am - 7pm from March to October On working days the Sanctuary is closed from 12:30pm to 2:30pm Sundays and Public Holidays: 7am – 6pm from November to February / 7am – 7pm from March to October 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 Panoramic terrace opening time(The terrace remains closed, reopening date to be defined): Summer timetable (from March 1 to October 31) Monday-Saturday: 9:30am-12:30pm e 2pm-7pm Sunday: 9:30am-7pm Winter timetable (from November 1 to February 28) Monday-Saturday: 9:30am-12:30pm e 2pm-6pm Sunday: 9:30-18:00 You can access without reservation to the viewpoint. For group with turistic guide please contact: sanluca@succedesoloabologna.it WWW.SUCCEDESOLOABOLOGNA.IT entrance:

Sanctuary: free

Panoramic terrace: "San Luca Sky Experience Card",  a donation of € 5 is required.

Reducted donation € 3:
- young people 10 to 18 years
- members of Succede solo a Bologna association
- schools
– over 65

Free
- children under 10 years visiting with their family
- disabled (with exception of those who have severe deambulation problems, since the access is through a spiral staircase)
- tourist guides and journalists with cards
- Bologna Welcome Card PLUS holders

Basilica di San Domenico

One of the richest churches in Bologna for the historical art, it is the Preaching Order’s first creation and guardian of its founder S. Domenico’s mortal remains.

address: Piazza San Domenico, 13 - 40124 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: E-4 ph: +39 051 6400411 email: basilica.sandomenico.bologna@gmail.com opening hours: Basilica di San Domenico: from Monday to Friday 9.00am - 12.00pm and 3.30pm - 6.00 pm; Saturday  9.00am - 12.00pm and 3.30pm - 5.00pm and Sunday 3.30pm - 5.00pm. 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. Library: Monday to Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm, Biblioteca: dal lunedì al venerdì 9.00 – 13.00, afternoon by appointment. entrance:

 free

Basilica di San Francesco

This church is the first example of French Gothic style in Italy. It was built between 1236 and 1254 on the initiative of the Franciscan community that stayed in the city already since 1218 with Bernardo di Quintavalle.

address: Piazza San Francesco - 40122 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: D-2 ph: +39 051 221762 website: www.sanfrancescobologna.org/ opening hours: Basilica di San Francesco: every day 6,45 am - 12,00 pm and 3,30 pm - 7,00 pm. 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. Private library access by appointment entrance:

 free

Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Servi

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.

address: Strada Maggiore, 43 - 40125 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: D-5 ph: +39 051 226807 opening hours: Monday 8,30am - 12,00pm; Tuesday - Sunday  8,30am - 12,00pm / 4.00pm - 7,00pm. 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. The bell tower is usually not open to the public.   entrance:

free

Church of Santa Maria della Vita

The monumental site of Santa Maria della Vita is the most important example of Baroque architecture in Bologna. It includes the Sanctuary, which houses the famous terracotta sculptures "Compianto sul Cristo Morto" by Niccolò dell’Arca, the Oratorio dei Battuti, and the Museum of Health. Santa Maria della Vita is part of  Genus Bononiae. Musei nella Città.

address: Via Clavature, 10 - 40124 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: D-4 ph: +39 051 230260 (Complesso Santa Maria della Vita) website: www.genusbononiae.it opening hours: Sanctuary: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00am - 7:00pm. Closed on Mondays. Compianto sul Cristo Morto: Tuesday to Sunday 10:30am - 6:30pm. Closed on Mondays (last entrance on Saturday at 6:15pm) Museo della Sanità e dell'Assistenza: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00am - 7:00pm. Closed on Mondays. Oratorio dei Battuti: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00am - 12:00pm, 3:00pm - 6:00pm. July and September 4:00pm - 7:00pm. Closed on Mondays. entrance:

COMPIANTO

Full € 5
Reduction € 3
– groups of min. 15 people
– holders of an admission ticket of another Genus Bononiae museum
– special conventions (Tper)
– visitors from 6 to 18 years old
– University students

Reduction € 2
school, groups of min. 15 people

Free
– children up to 5 years old
– the disabled with helper
– tourist guide with professional badge
– Police
– holders of Membership Card Genus Bononiae
– holders of Card Cultura Bologna
– holders of Bologna Welcome card
– Residents with ID card – EVERY WEDNESDAY

Basilica di San Giacomo Maggiore

The Church of San Giacomo Maggiore is located in one of the most charming squares of Bologna.It was renovated at the end of the 15th century and its style is a pastiche of different forms and features: Romanesque (the façade), Gothic (the sacristy and some chapels), High Renaissance (the nave and other chapels).

address: Piazza Rossini - 40126 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: C-5 ph: +39051225970 fax: +39 051 239059 email: conventosgiacomomaggiore@tin.it website: www.sangiacomofestival.it/ opening hours: Church - from Monday to Friday - 8.00 - 12.00 am and 3.30 - 6.00 pm; Saturday, Sunday and holidays - 8.30 am - 12.00 am and 3.00 - 6.00 pm. 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. 051225970. entrance from Via Zamboni In cooperation with Touring Club Italiano – Bologna each Saturday "CAPPELLA BENTIVOGLIO" will be open from 9,30 am to 12,30pm. ONLY for groups with guide the reservation is required by email:  conventosgiacomomaggiore@gmail.com as well as a contribution for the costs. The bell tower is usually not open to the public. entrance:

free

San Michele in Bosco complex

Imposing architectural complex which includes the church and the adjacent former convent of the olivetans, one of the greatest and the nicest in Italy. It stands on one of the most panoramic places of the surrounding hills of Bologna and its parvis offers a wonderful view of the city and of the plane till the Alps chain.

address: Via Pupilli, 1 - 40136 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: N-10 ph: +39 051 6366705 (info generali) - +39 051 6366315 (biblioteca) email: angelorambaldi.campanile@gmail.com; biblioteca@ior.it opening hours: Church: every day 8 am - 12 pm and 4 - 6 pm. During the religious services, the tourist visit could be limited or suspended. (Tours to the historical complex by appointment: tel +39 051 6366705 after 4,30 pm or mail to: angelorambaldi.campanile@gmail.com). Umberto I Library: Monday: 10 am - 5.30pm; from Tuesday to Thursday: 10 am - 2.30 pm; Friday: 10 - 1.30 pm; Saturday: 9 am - 1 pm (only the first and fourth Saturday of the month); closed Saturdays in Summer. Holiday closing: August and Christmastime. For groups, please send email to biblioteca@ior.it - to Dr Tomba - Dr Vigano’ Putti study > visited only by appointment requested by email to biblioteca@ior.it to Dr Tomba - Dr Vigano’. Admission min. 5 people, max. 15 Historical/artistic contacts: Dr Patrizia Tomba and Dr Anna Vigano’ Tel. 051/6366315 -  051/6366192 entrance:

 free

Corpus Domini or Chiesa della Santa

Generally known as the "Church of the Saint" for the presence of Saint Caterina de’ Vigri’s incorrupted body, founder in 1456 of the first convent of Clarisse nuns in Bologna, is one of the most important sanctuary of the city for the people’s devotion.

address: Via Tagliapietre, 19 - 40123 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: E-3 ph: +39 051 331277 website: www.santuariocorpusdomini.it opening hours: Santuary > opening time: every day 9,00 am - 12,00 pm and 3,00 pm - 7,00 pm. Saint Chapel > Tuesday - Thursday - Saturday - Sunday: 9,30 am - 11,30 am and 4,00 pm - 5,45 pm. Ottavario di Santa Caterina: every year from 8 to 16 March. During this period the chapel will be open every day.  During the religious services, the tourist visits are suspended. Opening times can be subjected to little changes. For further information: www.santuariocorpusdomini.it entrance:

free

Chiesa di Santa Maria della Pioggia

The Church of Santa Maria della Pioggia was originally known as Chiesa di San Bartolomeo di Reno because during the Middle Ages the Reno canal flew next to it. The church was then named after Santa Maria della Pioggia, whose painting, still preserved inside the church, portays the Virgin Mary with the Infant Jesus surrounded by seven heads of angels.

address: Via Riva Reno, 124 – 40121 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: C-3 ph: +39 051 235184 opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday 9,15am- 12pm and 3pm - 6pm; Sunday and holidays 10am - 12pm . Closing day: Monday. 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. +39 051 6480611 - http://www.bologna.chiesacattolica.it entrance:

free

Chiesa di San Martino

Since the XIII century San Martino has been the cradle of the Bolognese community of the Carmelites Order. The church was built in the first half of the fourteenth century. It was provided with brick vaults in 1457 and with a new facade at the end of the XV century ( then it was reshaped in Gothic style in 1879).

address: Via Oberdan, 25 - 40126 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: C-4 ph: +39 051 234662 opening hours: from Monday to Saturday 8.00am - 12.00pm and 4.00pm - 7.00pm; Sunday and holidays 9.00am -12.00pm and 4.00pm - 7.00pm. 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. +39 051 6480611 entrance:

free

Chiesa di SS. Salvatore

The old church hosted the priests belonging to the Order of the Canons Regular of S. Maria di Reno from the 12th century. The building that can be seen today differs a lot from the original one. The original church was almost totally destroyed between 1606 and 1623 when it was replaced by a monumental building designed by father Ambrogio Mazenta and the architect Tommaso Martelli.

address: Via Cesare Battisti, 16 - 40123 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: D-3 ph: +39 051 230167 opening hours: 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 entrance:

 free

Chiesa dei Santi Bartolomeo e Gaetano

The S. Bartolomeo and Gaetano church was built in the remote past and in the 11th century belonged to the Benedictines of Nonantola. After having lodged a community of Cluniac monks in the '200 it was demolished in 1516 and was replaced by a more imposing building entrusted to the architect Andrea da Formigine.

address: Strada Maggiore, 4 - 40125 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: D-4 ph: +39 051 227692 email: info@parrocchiasantibartolomeoegaetano.it website: www.parrocchiasantibartolomeoegaetano.it/ opening hours: Weekdays: 7am-12.30pm and 3.30pm-7.00pm; holidays: 8.30am-1pm and 3.30pm-7.00pm. 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. The bell tower is usually not open to the public. entrance:

 free

Complesso di San Giovanni in Monte

The San Giovanni in Monte Complex is a 16th century monastery building that still today overlooks the bordering portion of the old town centre of Bologna from the artificial "hill". Worthy of note in the refectory is Bartolomeo Cesi's fresco.

address: Piazza San Giovanni in Monte, 1/2 - 40100 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: E-5

Chiesa di San Giovanni in Monte

The history of this church, like that of the nearby Complesso di Santo Stefano, makes reference to the symbology of the holy places in Jerusalem.

address: Piazza San Giovanni in Monte, 1/2 - 40124 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: E-5 ph: +39 051 263894 opening hours: every day 7.30am - 12,00 am and 3,30pm - 7,00 pm. Opening times can be subjected to little changes. For further information please call: Curia Arcivescovile tel. 051 6480611. entrance:

 free

Chiesa di San Paolo Maggiore

The church was built on behalf of the Barnabites (Catholic priests belonging to the Order of the Clerics Regular of St. Paul) between 1606 and 1611 and it was designed by the architect Ambrogio Mazenta.

address: Via Carbonesi, 18 - 40123 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: E-3 ph: +39 051 331490 opening hours: from Monday to Saturday 8.30am - 11.30am and 4.30pm - 6.30pm; Sunday and holidays 8.30am - 1.00pm and 4.30pm - 7.00pm. 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 entrance:

free

Chiesa dei Santi Vitale e Agricola

The church is supposed to be built on the ruins of the Roman arena where, according to many legends, S. Vitale and S. Agricola were tortured during the Diocletian Empire. Their bodies were identified by S. Ambrogio when he visited Bologna in 392.

address: Via San Vitale, 50 - 40125 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: D-5 ph: +39 051 220570 opening hours: Monday - Saturday: 8,15am - 7,00pm; Sunday and holidays: 9,00am - 20,30pm and (call for confirmation). 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 220570. entrance:

free

Chiesa dei Santi Gregorio e Siro

The Church of SS Gregorio e Sirio was built in the old town centre of Bologna in 1532-1535 by Tibaldo Tibaldi and Giov. Antonio di Milano. The church was damaged by an earthquake, and the façade and the vault were rebuilt by Angelo Venturoli.

address: Via Montegrappa, 15 - 40121 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: C-3 ph: +39 051 237953 opening hours: Monday - Saturday: 8,30am - 12,00pm and 5,30pm - 7,00pm; Sunday 9,30am - 12,30pm and 5,30pm - 7.15pm (call for confirmation) 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. entrance:

free

Chiesa di San Procolo

Inside the church there is the Ark preserving the body of Saint Procolo (one of the first Christian martyrs in Bologna)

address: Via D'Azeglio, 52 - 40123 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: E-3 ph: +39 051 331223 opening hours: Weekdays 7.00 / 11.00 - 17.00 / 19.00; Public holidays 9.30 / 12.00 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. 051.331223. entrance:

free

Chiesa di Santa Cristina

The church of Santa Cristina is open to the public since 2007 and it is one of the most beautiful churches in Bologna. It holds many precious works of art and today it is an important music center.

address: Piazzetta Morandi – 40125 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: E-6 ph: +39 051 19936315 opening hours: The church is open to the public only in occasion of the concerts. Guided tours can be arranged by appointment. Complesso di Santa Cristina: Monday to Friday 8:00am - 7:00pm.

Chiesa parrocchiale Corpus Domini

The Corpus Domini Parish was erected in 1975 by the Cardinal Poma. It is situated in the south east part of Bologna (Fossolo 2) and it has now completed its definitive church, designed by the architect Umberto Spagnoli.

address: Viale Lincoln, 7 - 40139 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: M-12 ph: +39 051 540017 opening hours: (Winter) Monday - Sunday: 8,00am - 8,00pm; (Summer) Monday - Sunday: 8,00am - 11,00pm approx. During the religious services, the tourist visit could be limited or suspended. Opening times can be subjected to little changes.

Chiesa di San Girolamo della Certosa

S. Girolamo della Certosa is an ancient and imposing monastic centre located on the west side of the city which from the last century has been given over to a public cemetery.

address: Via della Certosa, 18 - 40133 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: M-9 ph: +39 051 6142382 opening hours: Every day: summer 8,00am - 12,00pm and 2,00pm -5,45pm; winter 8,00am - 12,00pm and 2,00pm - 4,45pm. 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. The bell tower is usually not open to the public. entrance:

free

Cenobio di San Vittore

The cenoby, which dates back to far-off times, stands outside Porta Castiglione, not far from the hill of Barbiano, and it is plunged in the greenness of fields and woods.

address: Via San Vittore, 40 - 40136 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: N-9 ph: +39 051 582331 email: cenobiosanvittore@libero.it website: www.sanvittore.info opening hours: June and July: Sunday 9.30am - 11.30am (weekdays by appointment). 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. entrance:

free

Rotonda della Madonna del Monte

The church “Rotonda della Madonna del Monte” is a central plan church dating back to the 12th century, located in the park of Villa Aldini.

address: Via dell'Osservanza, 35/a - 40136 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: M-10 ph: +39 051 2193930 biglietteria Museo Civico Medievale opening hours: Rotonda della Madonna del Monte is temporarily closed. Guided tours are scheduled and reported on the website of Istituzione Bologna Musei/Arte antica (details in Italian)

Chiesa di Santa Maria della Carità

This church has been rebuilt in 1583 on the plant of an old church. An extension was built in 1680 by G.B. Bergonzoni. Santa Maria della Carità holds many important works of art by Galanino, Valesio, Cignani, Franceschini, Quaini, Crespi, Carracci, Gandolfi, Calvi and Bezzi.

address: Via San Felice, 64 - 40122 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: C-1 ph: +39 051 554256 opening hours: everyday 7,30am-11,00am/4,30pm-7,30pm. 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. entrance:

free

Cripta di San Zama

The story of the crypt is linked to the birth of the first Christian community in Bologna. All the bishops of the Bolognese diocese were inhumed here until the 8th-9th century (except San Petronio buried in the complex of Santo Stefano).

address: Via dell'Abbadia, 1 - 40122 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: C-2 email: prenotazioni@succedesoloabologna.it website: www.succedesoloabologna.it/ entrance:

info tickets and reservations: www.succedesoloabologna.it/san-zamas-crypta-en/

Chiesa di Santa Maria della Visitazione o del Ponte delle Lame

TEMPORARILY CLOSED

The Church of Santa Maria della Visitazione whose name derives from the visit of the Virgin Mary to Elisabeth, the mother of John the Baptist, was originally built on a bridge on the Reno Canal.

address: Via Lame, 50 - 40122 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: C-2 ph: +39 051 520325 opening hours: TEMPORARILY CLOSED Sunday and holidays: 9:30am - 12:30pm. 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. entrance:

 free

Chiesa di Santa Maria e San Valentino della Grada

The Church is famous above all because it preserves the remains of the priest and martyr San Valentino. Its name derives from the grada (a metal grille), still visible, through which the Reno Canal entered the walls of the city and that was mainly used to prevent possible enemies to enter the city.

address: Via Monaldo Calari, 10 - 40122 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: C-1 ph: +39 051 554256 opening hours: by appointment (please call +39 051 554256) entrance:

 free

Chiesa Ortodossa San Basilio

The Orthodox Church of Saint Basil the Great in Bologna, which is under the canonical jurisdiction of the Patriarchy of Moscow, is the most ancient Orthodox Church in Emilia Romagna, having been founded in 1973 and is situated in the former church of Saint Anne belonging to the Carthusian Fathers.

address: Via Sant'Isaia, 35/2 - 40123 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: D-2 ph: +39 328 2323429 email: p.serafim@tiscali.it opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday 9am - 12pm / 4pm - 6pm. It is always possible to visit the Church , which is open to individuals and groups alike, by prior appointment with the parish priest: Padre Serafim- priest +39 328 2323429; p.serafim@tiscali.it

Sinagoga

Towards the end of the 18th century the Jewish community slowly  began to come back to Bologna, from where it had been expelled in 1593.

address: Via dè Gombruti, 9 - 40123 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: D-3 ph: +39 051 232066 website: www.comunitaebraicabologna.it/it/

Eremo di Ronzano o Chiesa di San Vincenzo

The church is located on a hill, surrounded by forest of oak, chestnut, cupressus and olive trees. Originally, it used to be a hermitage of religious nuns in the 12th century. Now, it belongs to the order of Servi di Maria that has transformed the structure into the spiritual centre.

address: Via Gaibola, 18 - 40136 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: N-9 ph: +39 051 581443 website: www.eremodironzano.it

San Michele Arcangelo di Gaibola

An old parish church was built already in the 8th century, during the Lombard period, at least according to the tradition.

address: Via Gaibola,23 - 40136 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: N-9 opening hours: Not open to the public

Pieve di Santa Maria Annunziata e San Biagio

The Church is now closed for renovation works.

Below the presbytery lies the suggestive crypt with three altars, restored according to the original appearance.

address: Via Gramsci 51, 40010 – Sala Bolognese (BO) email: cultura@comune.sala-bolognese.bo.it opening hours: Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 8.30am - 1.30pm Thursday 15.00 - 17.30 Weekly closing: Monday, Wednesday, Sunday

Church of Santa Maria Assunta

This is the only example in Italy of work by the celebrated Finnish architect Alvar Aalto

address: Piazza Alvar Aalto, 1 Grizzana Morandi (BO) ph: +39 051 916355 - mob. +39 333 5405218 opening hours: Every day 9:00am-5:00pm except during religious services   entrance:

free donation

Cattedrale di San Cassiano

Building began in the end of the 12th century and it was consecrated in 1271. The crypt holds the remains of San Cassiano da Imola Martire (St. Cassian Martyr of Imola), patron saint of the city.

address: Piazza del Duomo, 10 - 40026 Imola (BO)

Santa Maria della Consolazione Sanctuary

A Romanesque period church with a sober local sandstone facade, cup-shaped ashlars. Inside there is a polychrome statue of the Madonna di Montovolo (15th-16th century) and a crypt

address: loc. Montovolo, 40030 - Grizzana Morandi (BO) ph: +39 051 916355 - mob. +39 333 5405218. opening hours: From May to September: Friday - Sunday 10am - 6pm For groups on demand also in other periods santuariomontovolo@gmail.com  

Campanile della Cattedrale di San Pietro

This bell tower is 70 meters high. They have started to build it in 1184 and finished it in 1426.

address: Via Indipendenza, 9 - 40121 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: C-4 ph: +39 051 222112 opening hours: Usually not open to the public. For info: tel. 051 222112

Oratorio di Santa Cecilia

Along the portico on the side of the church of S. Giacomo Maggiore, in the via Zamboni, we find the entrance to the Oratory of St.Cecilia and Valeriano. It comes from an old romanic church commissioned by Giovanni 2nd of Bentivoglio, lord of Bologna. It was made smaller and completely frescoed to preserve the most important paintings of the Bolognese Renaissance.

address: Via Zamboni, 15 - 40126 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: C-5 ph: +39 051 225970 email: info@sangiacomofestival.it website: www.sangiacomofestival.it opening hours: from 1 October to 31 May 10.00am - 1.00pm and 2.00pm - 6.00pm; from 1 June to 30 September 10.00am - 1.00pm and 3.00pm - 7.00pm entrance:

free

Oratorio di San Rocco

It is dedicated to the Patron Saint and healer of the plague-strick-en. Inside you can see the invaluable frescos painted by some pupils of Carracci from 1618.

address: Via Monaldo Calari, 4/2 - 40122 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: C-1 ph: +39 051 983474 email: c.liricobolognese@gmail.com website: circoloculturaleliricobolognese.webnode.it/ opening hours: by appointment

Oratorio San Filippo Neri

The actual building is due to a remarkable restoration made between 1997 and 1998, as it was completely damaged by bombs during the second war in 1944.

address: Via Manzoni, 5 - 40121 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: C-3 ph: +39 051 2962504; 051 2962511 website: www.fondazionedelmonte.it opening hours: first Saturday and Sunday of the month 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. - reservation requested +39 327 0868035

Oratorio di San Bartolomeo di Reno

L'Oratorio di San Bartolomeo (1204) was created by the Compagnia di San Bartolomeo di Reno with an assistance service that has honored for four centuries.

address: Via Riva Reno, 124 - 40121 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: C-3 opening hours: Not open to the public

Oratorio di San Carlo

L'Oratorio di San Carlo is a wonderful example of the Bolognese school, painting movement that flourished in Bologna in the sixteenth and seventeenth century (1500-1700), who struggles to Florence and Rome the primacy of Italian painting.

address: Via del Porto, 3/5 40122 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: B-2/3 ph: +39 051 252111 email: scottipg@libero.it opening hours: by appointment only

Oratorio di San Giovanni Battista dei Fiorentini

In Corte de Galluzzi, near Via D’Azeglio, is this Oratory of San Giovanni Battista Fiorentini. The Galluzzi family built the Church, it was originally attached to the tower on the left of this building.

address: Corte dè Galluzzi, 6 - 40124 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: D-3/4 ph: +39 051 6571111 email: info@bancadibologna.it opening hours: In order to visit the Oratory individuals have to apply to guides who organize groups. Info: Banca di Bologna +39 051 6571111

Oratorio Santa Maria dei Guarini

The oratory is the last remaining example of a seat of a fraternal order in Bologna.

address: Galleria Acquaderni, 3 – 40126 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: D-4 opening hours: only for special events

Santa Caterina d’Alessandria Chapel

Entirely built in opus quadratum, it is a perfect example of the master stonemasons’ artisanship. 

address: loc. Montovolo, 40030 - Grizzana Morandi (BO) ph: +39 051 916355 opening hours: Open only on demand  

Collegiata di Santa Maria Maggiore

The Collegiata church of Santa Maria Maggiore, in Pieve di Cento, was built between 1702 and 1710. It contains paintings by Guido Reni, Guercino, Scarsellino, Passerotti and Lavinia Fontana.

address: Piazza Andrea Costa - 40066 Pieve di Cento (BO) Bologna (BO) ph: +39051 975033