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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
You will feel so small once you enter this place. It is spectacular architecture, never expected to by felt so “small” upon entering. Your neck will hurt looking up the arches. Do not miss visiting this place.
This Cathedral is nothing much, and the personnel inside are very rude - they pretend to be paid if you want to take pictures, then they pretend to be paid again to visit some areas of the church. Just skip this monument, and you will...More
Date of experience: November 2018
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We really regret you didn’t enjoy your visit to the Basilica. San Petronio is a Gothic church (the construction started on 1390) full of art and history: among other things the major portal with the sculptures by Jacopo della Quercia (dated 15th century and a...More
From the vast interior to the small details (the Meridian line and 4th chapel) it is very interesting. Not too crowded and you don’t have wardens bearing down you. Only thing unnerving is the security presence.
Compared to the cathedrals in Rome, Florence, and Venice, this one seems somewhat dull, but its sheer size does amaze. There is a rather unique solar calendar along the floor that was designed by Cassini (discoverer of a gap in Saturn's rings in 1675), so...More
When I went to Bologna I didn't know what to expect. This Basilica was a highlight of our tour. The art inside is wonderful. Plus there was a unique feature of calendar in the floor that was fascinating.