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Architecture and Monuments

Religious places

Basilica di San Francesco

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.

Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Servi

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.

Church of Santa Maria della Vita

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.

Basilica di San Giacomo Maggiore

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).

San Michele in Bosco complex

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.