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Basilica di San Petronio

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Piazza Maggiore, 40124 Bologna, Italy
Santo Stefano
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's in the mean square of Bologna, definitely worth a visit. As you know, it's very old church surrounded by old buildings in a wonderful square!!!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mikesterling
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ofiev12
Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is absolutely breathtaking. The tiniest details and ornamentations are beautiful to notice and I would definitely go again.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank yarachami
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went in and I was impressed by the size of the building, probably more so by the height of the building. No queues to get in and not too busy inside

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nathan1000
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Flyngdtchmn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank steve_vstheworld
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful temple, with much to see, both on the inside and outside. The entrance is free, but there are clothing restrictions.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank doppelganger_et
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from 614dickt | Reviewed this property |
Apologies Michael A, I was responding to the denials given by the authorities. Can’t remove it, please ignore.