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Basilica di Santa Maria dei Servi Bologna

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Address: Strada Maggiore 50, 40125 Bologna, Italy
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Away from the busy streets of Bologna is this place of peaceful contemplation.

I have visited many historic religious sites in Bologna but this was one which Inshall remember for its simplicity and sense of quietude. I recommend it when one requires the need... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2016
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We went out of our way to visit it, in order to see Cimabue's Madonna Enthroned. When we finally found it, it was in a dark chapel with a locked iron gate about three metres from the painting. There was a light for fifty cents, but we were too far away to look at or experience the work in any... More 

Thank valnowell
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

I have visited many historic religious sites in Bologna but this was one which Inshall remember for its simplicity and sense of quietude. I recommend it when one requires the need to step off the tourist routes of Bologna.

Thank JemimaCambridge
Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

Didn't go inside but the walls were beutiful. Would have wanted to visit inside, maybe some time....

Thank emmaB1010WH
Florence, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 479 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

"Strada Maggiore" is a street, formerly just outside the Bologna's perimeter in the Roman era, which followed not the orientation of urban gridiron, but that of the country "centuriatio": it indeed constitutes the axis of this rural centuriatio, being actually the stretch of the ancient Via Emilia closer to Bologna, in the easterly direction, towards Rimini. Soon, in the last... More 

Thank Brun066
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Beautifully situated jumble of buildings with some very interesting things to see. Peaceful and evocative. Recommended.

Thank MarkCheshire
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

A colourful display of service men and women outside, the national anthem being played but inside the Church is was quiet and beautiful. Well worth a visit as this was intended to be the largest Church in the world till St Peter's in Rome took over. Many beautiful and ornate chapels around the outside of a simple but grand church.

Thank Annie D
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

a nice square in front, a plain fassade, and tons of decorataion inside of limited artistic value... if it is on your way through the city, have a look, even step in, but don't expect much. not a top-ten visit therefore, but an eventual rainy day activity.

Thank r0landbrunner
Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016

A pleasant surprise awaited us inside such a large quiet atmospheric historic building housing church treasures.

Thank kalkan09
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

We passedSanta Maria and decided to look inside on a whim and what a pleasant surprise! From the plain frontage and understated signage don't indicate the stunning interior of this church. Stop by if you get the chance.

Thank Clare F
Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 26 August 2015

In the foreground there are beautifl arcades, which are typical for Bologna. The church itself has got a lot to offer an art, like Cimabues work, and a lot more. The altar is a masterpiece.

Thank 545medva

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