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Reviewed 7 September 2018

Only visit if you are in to art and religion. Very small chapel with incredible frescoes depicting the life of St. Cecilia- truly beautiful. Many people who have no interest in art, history or religion will skip it but they will be the ones who...More

Thank giacomina17
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Small Chapel with frescos of life of St. Cecilia. No pictures allowed. Oh well...stop by and admire the work

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We came across this church while strolling around. It was beautiful, the frescos were amazing. The lady working there talked us through them. They were wonderful pieces of work and it was a privilege to see something that is 100s of years old. Worth a...More

Thank Gillian S
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

What a lovely surprise! We happened upon the Oratory by accident— while looking for another sight. The frescos are very beautiful, and the gentleman who greeted us gave us a fascinating background of the art as well as St. Cecelia. Plus, there is no charge

Thank Virgina C
Reviewed 15 June 2018

This is a small chapel entirely decorated with a cycle of Renaissance paintings of the life of St. Cecilia. Charming and peaceful, and there is no entry fee -- a welcome surprise.

Thank rgl201
Reviewed 19 May 2018

We stumbled on this gem by accident. The frescoes are beautiful and the subject matter is violent and disturbing.The legacy is that this marvellous space is used to perpetuate the arts. Wonderful music concerts are hosted here and well worth attending.

Thank Happyvisitor884
Reviewed 27 March 2018

A small chapel which contains a large and interesting fresco cycle of the life of Saint Cecilia. It was fairly empty when we visited and is well lit so you can view it really well. Some wonderful examples of 15th century Bologna art. It is...More

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Lovely late 15th century frescoes in a little chapel. Free admission. The cloisters outside are pretty. It is a small but pleasant place.

Thank tinkle_24
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Wonderful frescos, very helpful lady at the door,Just go inside and enjoy Easily missed , just amazing.

Thank quilter48
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We visited here to see the fresco cycle of the life of St Cecilia. It is a really small church where concerts are held regularly but well worth a visit.

Thank Douglas B
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