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Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita

Via Clavature 10, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 236245
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“terra cotta” (15 reviews)
“dead christ” (14 reviews)
“cristo morto” (12 reviews)
Via Clavature 10, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 236245
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Reviewed yesterday

Without a doubt, this was my favorite church in Bologna. Located near the market, and sandwiched between other buildings, you could easily miss it. From the street, you may not even recognize that its a street. The interior is certainly ornate enough to impress. But,...More

Thank Bill A
Reviewed 4 days ago

The building archtechture and historical value are awesome! If it wasn't for getting hungry, I could have spent hours there. Deffinately a must see while in Bolongia.

Thank Ida C
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's easy to miss this place in Bologna, you are walking around amazed at how beautiful the city is and could walk straight past. Thankfully my husband is very inquisitive and we did visit. It was just amazing. We went two days in a row,...More

Thank 80Shelley
Reviewed 1 week ago

The church itself is very beautiful but the real must see is the Group of Sorrow over Dead Christ by Niccolo dell'Arca. These terracotta sculptures are life size and the anguish on the faces takes your breath away. There is a 3 euro cost but...More

Thank Geraldine W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We happened on this church whilst walking through the market and I have to say what a spectacle this piece of art is. The cost is 3 euro and for that you get to see the 1st floor art also and it gives you discount...More

Thank Mordy1960
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very easy visit to this church, just few steps from Piazza Maggiore. Ticket 3 euro (free access to church) for the sculptural group of Sorrow over Dead Christ (1463) by Niccolò dell'Arca, it worths the cost. They are real size and impressive. No tickets for...More

Thank ReviewsItaly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our stop in Bolgona we make a cirquit around old city. Chiesa di Santa Maria is enormous and beautifull. Also surounded small street with local specialities

Thank Spiderbar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a destination attraction like Santa Stefano or the basilica, but worth a look while walking in the area. On the other hand, you'll find it calming and less crowded when you've had enough of the hustle and bustle.

Thank Stan W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Smaller church but nonetheless beautiful, calm and peaceful. On one of the side streets off piazza maggiore towards the market. Pop in whilst passing by

Thank taj s
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is a beautiful church and the central draw is the "Sorrow over Dead Christ" by Niccolò dell' Arca. (1463). It is an incredible piece by one the 2-3 top artists in all of Italy (in our view). See his marble pieces in Santa Dominica...More

Thank PeterandJinx
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What is dress code to go in sanctuary ?
30 August 2015|
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Response from allus | Reviewed this property |
I was not aware of a formal dress code on my visit but it makes sense to just dress respectfully with no bare shoulders or shorts, as other contributers have suggested. This will likely only be an issue in summer months.