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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” (16 reviews)
“dead christ” (16 reviews)
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Via Clavature 10, 40124 Bologna, Italy
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+39 051 236245
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"terra cotta"
in 16 reviews
"dead christ"
in 16 reviews
"terracotta figures"
in 14 reviews
"life size"
in 12 reviews
"cristo morto"
in 12 reviews
"small church"
in 11 reviews
"mary magdalene"
in 8 reviews
"beautiful church"
in 17 reviews
"dead body"
in 5 reviews
"italian renaissance"
in 3 reviews
"early renaissance"
in 3 reviews
"pay euros"
in 3 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 4 reviews
"oratory"
in 16 reviews
"expression"
in 22 reviews
"grief"
in 14 reviews
"emotions"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Italy is emotion. If you agree, then visit this small church of Santa maria della Vita (in the center of Bologna near the main square) which houses a group of terra cota figures as made by Nicolo Dell'Arca. The power and expression on the face...More

Thank GUy S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The rich clay of the Bologna region is a source of its bricks and some of its art. Nicolo dell'Arca's Lamentation of Christ is a striking tableau of ceramic figures.

Thank yakherd
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Always worth looking into the church as you pass by, all are wonderful and different in their own way

Thank scotlasseng
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

The views would be wonderful, especially if taking the 'noddy train' up the hill, avoiding the climb - but our Sunday morning was the only time to go.... and the cloud was very low (or the fog very thick! No views - we stayed on...More

Thank Andrew F
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

This is a beautiful building. One of the highlights is the moving collection of terracotta figures, the Compianato sul Christo morto by Niccolo dell'Arca. In the nearby oratory there are more beautiful terracotta figures by Alfonso Lombardi. They are well woth seeing.

Thank ES1211
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

Tiny church with a treasure inside. The Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Vita is located in the city center, in via Clavature 10, very close to the main square, Piazza Maggiore. Inside the church is the “Compianto sul Cristo Morto”, a moving and powerful sculptural...More

Thank Barbara B
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Worth a visit if you are in the area. Fairly modest by comparison with other churches in the region, but still beautiful.

Thank David C
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Read about this church on TA. Entrance to church is free but you have to pay 3 euros to see The Lamentation over the dead body of Christ and the Oratory. Well worth it. The details of the terracotta sculpture is incredible. Especially the figure...More

Thank PANAGIOTA D
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

A must visit in Bologna to see dell'Arca's Il Companiato which must be the most understated art work in history. A beautiful and moving experience. Church is closed on Monday's

Thank Ian H
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

The exterior doesn't draw attention, but the interior is calm and beautiful. Take a few moments and visit this church!

Thank ralu_seby
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hawaii83
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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.
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