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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” (17 reviews)
“dead christ” (17 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 17 reviews
"dead christ"
in 17 reviews
"terracotta figures"
in 14 reviews
"life size"
in 12 reviews
"cristo morto"
in 12 reviews
"small church"
in 11 reviews
"mary magdalene"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful church"
in 17 reviews
"italian renaissance"
in 4 reviews
"early renaissance"
in 3 reviews
"pay euros"
in 3 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 4 reviews
"oratory"
in 16 reviews
"expression"
in 24 reviews
"emotions"
in 19 reviews
"lombardi"
in 11 reviews
"greed"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just walking by we saw this unassuming door but you must go through the door. It is amazing what awaits you.

Thank B B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most interesting places to visit in Bologna. The church is not very large, but the most interesting here is the composition of terracotta figures representing the overthrow of Christ from the cross. There is also a very interesting museum for the construction...More

Thank Ogi0
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church is beautiful and contains a grouping of terra cotta sculptures known as “Lamentation” that portray the reactions of John, Mary, Mary Magdalene and others to the dead body of Christ. The tableau is beyond spectacular. Go and see them. There is a small...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

This lovely little church is home to a stunning work of art, a terracotta group centred on the dead Christ. The expressions on the mourners are astounding. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

The incredibly powerful terracotta tableau inside is 100% worth the visit. The expression on the characters' faces and the rendition of raw grief are so poignant that even non-art types are bound to be moved.

Thank Sara S
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

This church contains one of the glories of the Italian Renaissance , a set of terra-cotta sculptured figures made by local artist Niccolo dell'Arco in 1463 depicting Sorrow over the Dead Christ. One figure in particular, that of Mary Magdalene, is possibly the most stunning...More

Thank Jeffbwell
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Another great basilica. It houses some famous sculptures from Nicolo Dell'Arca, which are accessible with tickets you must purchase in the church.

Thank Minh B
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

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 10 February 2018

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.

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

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

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431rose
3 March 2018|
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Response from scotlasseng | Reviewed this property |
I am afraid i cannot answer that for you, if it where me, i would try contacting the nearest tourist office, you can find them online nowadays, i have had need to do this on my travels. good luck.
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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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