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I wasn't blown away by this Basilica.
It is partly covered up on the outside for renovation, which certainly detracted from its appearance.
It is certainly worth visiting, and there is no charge.
But not overwhelming.
Not one of the most beautiful I have ever seen in my life, rather austere inside , but when in Bologna you have a duty to see it. From inside there are various little rooms and chapels that are very pretty indeed, and one mummified...More
The Basilica of San Petronio is a very large imposing and interesting building which we could not enter during our last visit to Bologna. It overlooks and dominates the Piazza Maggiore. I was determined not to miss it on this trip. It so happened our...More
We were not there at the right time to go out onto the terrace and see the panoramic views but given the amazing height of the church I would say it would be worth it
The terrace was open at 3 pm the day of...More
I think the plain exterior of the basilica fools the uninitiated traveller to Bologna into thinking that nothing of much importance is going on in there. On the contrary its pure size and beautiful dimensions and location in Piazza Maggiore should be reason enough to...More
You walk into the square and this absolutely magnificent church appears in front of you. The size is huge in every respect but it is the beauty of the design you won’t ever forget. So much great architecture and history in Bologna. Highly recommended
At the back of the church is a viewing platform which is part of the resturation of the tower. For €3 you can get the lift up and get views across the city. You do have to walk down the stairs but that is easy....More