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.
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.
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).
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.