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Oratorio Di Santa Cecilia

Via Zamboni, 15, Via Zamboni, 15, 40126 Bologna Bologna, Italy
+39 051 225970
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“patron saint” (3 reviews)
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Via Zamboni, 15, Via Zamboni, 15, 40126 Bologna Bologna, Italy
+39 051 225970
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely late 15th century frescoes in a little chapel. Free admission. The cloisters outside are pretty. It is a small but pleasant place.

Thank gweeboonhiah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful frescos, very helpful lady at the door,Just go inside and enjoy Easily missed , just amazing.

Thank quilter48
Reviewed 27 October 2017

We visited here to see the fresco cycle of the life of St Cecilia. It is a really small church where concerts are held regularly but well worth a visit.

Thank Douglas B
Reviewed 19 October 2017

THe place is worth a look, when you are there during opening times. In five minutes you have seen it.

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 15 October 2017

It's free; it's open when some other churches aren't. Mostly minor painters. Cossa or Costa, & Francia

Thank Bruce R
Reviewed 20 September 2017

This was recommended as a less visited site. It was near where we stayed so we went along as I am particularly interested in Renaissance art. I was not disappointed. The chapel is quiet and the frescos well preserved. There is a booklet in English...More

Thank Cwtch
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This place is right next to San Giacomo but you can easily walk past which would be a mistake as the frescoes of the life of St C are very fine and really interesting.The enthusiastic local volunteer explianed how and why they were painted in...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 29 May 2017

we stumbled on this hall and enjoyed looking at the wall paintings when we lingered one of the volunteers came up and explained many details about the paintings which was great! it is not so much a church as a concert venue (St. Cecilia is...More

Thank 125lad
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Tucked away in Via Zamboni Portico, just moments from the Church of San Giacomo Maggiore, the Oratory of Santa Cecilia (Oratorio Di Santa Cecilia) hides a wealth of artistic treasures behind its simple façade. The Romanesque church was built as a family chapel for Bologna...More

Thank Kimberley C
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The murals tell the story of Santa Cecilia,, the patron saint of music. Two ladies helped us understand the paintings while we listened to two musicians practicing for a performance that evening.

Thank burtoncle
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