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We visited in January, it was very cold inside, colder than out. I was asked to remove my cap, I understood that as it is a church, women were not asked. I’m bald and the extreme cold had me leaving the tour very early. And,...More
The Basilica of San Petronio in Bologna is something that you should not miss when visiting the City of Bologna.
It's history is fascinating going back to the middle ages.
In the year 1400 it was the largest church in Italy so probably the largest...More
An impressive and huge Gothic structure. We were fascinated by the Meridian Line - an astronomical instrument consisting of a line inscribed in the floor of the church together with a tiny hole cut into the roof. At noon everyday (every sunny day) a small...More
Basilica di San Petronio is the biggest church built by bricks in the world and has a central location at Piazza Maggiore. The interior of the church is also worth visiting, however what ruins all this experience is not finished facade of the church bricks...More
Bologna has so many wonderful churches, this one seems to be one of the busiest for noisy tourists which hindered my enjoyment a little as the church lost some of its charm. Still definitely worth a visit, but maybe better seen during a quieter time.
This is a large church, supposedly Europe’s sixth largest. Apparently it was supposed to be bigger than St Peters in Rome but one of the Popes stopped that. It doesn’t contain major works by famous artists but there is sufficient to enjoy. I was fascinated...More