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Off the beaten track, but worth a visit

About ten minutes from Piazza Maggiore, this church is situated in a quiet square and, while not... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2018
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Visit this Basilica if you are in the area

Not as impressive as some of the other churches in Bologna but worth a visit if you are nearby... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Terry D
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Reviewed 20 July 2018

About ten minutes from Piazza Maggiore, this church is situated in a quiet square and, while not containing any major artworks, is a lovely, restful church.

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Not as impressive as some of the other churches in Bologna but worth a visit if you are nearby. It's 700m from Piazza Maggiore

Thank Terry D
Reviewed 23 April 2018

This well maintained, beautifully decorated basilica is a wonderful place for reflection. The surrounding plaza is also nice.

Thank EUcivilization
Reviewed 17 December 2017

A beautiful church and surroundings, lots to see and such a lovely place to just sit and take everything in.

Thank quilter48
Reviewed 18 November 2017

A ten minute walk west of Piazze Maggiore, this is a haven of tranquillity in the busy city of Bologna. Founded in the 13th century this cathedral was badly damaged during WW2 but the sympathetic restoration has been very well done. There are some wonderful...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

This church is approx. 10 mins' walk from Piazza Maggoire. A little off the center but good for visiting. It was built in the 13th century but is still well preserved whether on the inside or outside of the church with some tombs in the...More

Thank JustLoveToFly
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Another chapel that is worth a visit. Most ask for a donation only so there is not an official entry price.

Thank Murray L
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Most of the church was stripped by Napoleonic troops,so there's not much else to see; and it's not particularly close to any othe sites

Thank Bruce R
Reviewed 6 October 2017

This amazing tribute to St. Francis was actually started in 1236 while he was still alive. I think the exterior at the back of the church is amazing with it's flying buttresses which are rare in Italian churches and the four little pavilions that are...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

This church is one to visit, the inside and outside are both beautiful and well reserved. Monks where doing there midday prayers when we came in and also there are beautiful shrines.

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