Lovely reflective space where the silence is palpable, easy to spend a few quite cool hours in the shade of the colonades
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This was our second trip to Bologna. We loved the Central city the first time we visited and vowed to come back. We spent our first visit, walking down the portico-covered sidewalks, gazing into shop windows and stopping for delicious meals and treats. Of course,...More
Its a must see for anyone on a holiday that likes an old Italian Basilica. Great place to cool down and relax.
We only stopped here since it was very near our hotel and entrance was free. There was some interesting artwork and I enjoyed the frescoes on the dome ceiling above the high altar. There St Domenico's ornate & impressive sarcophagus in a side chapel. I...More
The Tomb of St Dominic is the highlight - it is a must see. The Church is in a peaceful square away from the main bustle of the city. Worth seeing - and only a few minutes walk from the centre.
Old and majestic, this church / basilica is renowned for having inside the tomb of Saint Dominic (the creator of the Dominicans order). Also his tomb is decorated with wonderful statues, out of which 4 were sculpted by Michelangelo.
In a city – in a country – with many beautiful old churches, this one is up there in the first rank. Yet … perhaps because it’s slightly away from the city centre, or perhaps it was the time of our visit, but there seemed...More
This church is ornate and has many wonderful artists' works there. If you find St Dominic's tomb, walk behind it and there are two figures carved at the top. The one on the right was done by a young Michelangelo.
We saw this during the Saturday evening Mass - and what a sight! Full to bursting, brilliant choir, real sense of worship, and all in a magnificent building. Don't miss it.