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Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore

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“Deeply moving visit”
13 Nov 2017
“Stunning Basilica”
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Piazza Rossini, 40126 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited here very early in the morning. The basilica itself is stunning- both visually and spiritually. To watch as the morning sun hits various parts is truly special. But what made the visit all the more incredible was to be there when the Augustinian...More

Thank giacomina17
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

I have visited many chapels, churches and basilica's in my life but NONE as magnificent as San Giacomo Maggiore. We were blessed to visit while the Augustinian Friars were singing. I felt a serenity and was fulfilled in this visit. Inspiring.

Thank Montecito2014
Reviewed 20 October 2017

We thought the church was not too pretty but the chapel is gorgeous thus the only reason to come in. But please do.

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Two Ferrarese painters featured here.[Read Ali Smith's" How to Be Both" , as an introduction!]. However, they are hard to see, as the chapel is locked; but it can be lit. For serious students. Also a tomb by Della Quercia

Thank Bruce R
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Visiting this group of churches is a step back in time. As uyou walk through the halls and couryards you get a feeling of what it might have been like for those living at that time. The church is free and open to all -...More

Thank dwt2000
Reviewed 11 June 2017

The church's exterior is almost over shadowed by the towering Le due Torri of Garisenda e delgi Asinelli. Entrance is free. The church's frescoed dome was very impressive as well as the frescoes in the Bentivoglio Chapel. Not allowed to take photos but I was...More

Thank Tony D
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

The church itself is magnificent, but what is important - the chapel of Bentivoglio, which is really a gem here. But check the opening time, it's not available every day.

Thank Maria M
Reviewed 19 January 2017

A very interesting part of the 'seven churches' -- still in use as a monastery -- fantastic piece of history, do not miss.

Thank WorldExplorer50
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We entered a door from a portico in the busy university district & was pleasantly surprised that we had entered this old beautiful special church. It was a time for reflection. A lovely Italian lady church volunteer turned on a Chapelle light for me to...More

Thank soniap57
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Outstanding is the small chapel in one corner with wonderful frescoes. Do turn the lights on for 50cents!

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