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Religious places

Complesso di San Giovanni in Monte

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.

Chiesa di San Giovanni in Monte

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.

Chiesa di San Paolo Maggiore

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.

Chiesa dei Santi Vitale e Agricola

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.

Chiesa dei Santi Gregorio e Siro

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.