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Via Clavature 10, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 236245
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All reviews dead christ terra cotta terracotta figures cristo morto life size mary magdalene small church beautiful church italian renaissance euro charge small fee visiting bologna well worth the visit the main square expression oratory emotions
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend had studied the university in Bologna so I asked his advice and this was on the list. admittedly he was studying art, so was perhaps a little biased in his selection. Unbelievably fabulous. the kind of art work that you cannot just walk...More

Thank Joanna H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The terracotta figures at SM della Vita were a must see for me. The anguish on the women’s faces and swirling, frenetic motion brought me to tears. You have to pay a small fee to see them, don’t miss it.

Thank Katherine P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A stone's throw from the main square is this church- one of the smaller churches we visited in the city but possibly the most beautiful. Your eye doesn't know where to look, there is magnificence on all sides. The only thing that was a bit...More

2  Thank AlexSwallow
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We were fascinated by a BBC programme that introduced us to Niccolò dell'Arca and had to see his work in this rather understated church. The entrance fee to the chapel where the 'compianto' is located was worth every penny. The 'Arca' (in the Chiesa di...More

Thank Archilingue
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

The terra cotta statues are awesome. This is a must see in Bologna. There is a small fee to see these.

Thank tjb600
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

In the fall of 1977 some local people that we were staying with took us to a quiet church on a side street to see the lamentation. Over forty years later it is still burned into my memory!!!!

Thank Kerry C
Reviewed 23 July 2018

My wife and friend convinced me to go to the see the terracotta images that portrayed the death of Christ. I must admit I found it very moving and we spent a good 30 minutes looking at the various sculptures, which were amazing for the...More

Thank amgpatrick
Reviewed 1 July 2018

This church is hidden on a street of restaurants and food sellers just off the Piazza Maggiore. For a small fee you can visit the masterpiece of Niccolo` dell'Arca, which we found breath-taking. Created in the late 1400's this terracotta sculpture captures human emotions like...More

1  Thank Stefano_di_Perugia
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

The church is closed for most part of the day, but open in the evenings. The inside of the building is beautiful with art and depictions of time past by.

Thank Jeffthehangman
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

This is a small but beautiful church. It is closed in the middle of the day and reopens in the evening. The Compianto is interesting and i agree with the 4 euro charge to see it and other items. Everything in Bologna is mostly free...More

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3 March 2018|
Response from Gonzoid52 | 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.
30 August 2015|
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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.