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Santa Maria della Vita, Bologna: 8 reviews and 29 photos

  The dome with the snow
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This church was founded in the second half of the 13th century by the confraternity "Battuti of S. Maria della Vita" .
Besides the flagellation's practice the members provided assistance to pilgrims and invalids in the adjacent hospital which is now disappeared.
The church was enlarged at the start of 1500 and the dome was builded at the end of the 1700. Inside there is the famous plastic group of the "PietÓ" is to be admired, since it is one of the most vigorous and expressive masterpieces of the Italian sculpture, by Nicol˛ dell'Arca in the second half of '400.
On the high altar there is the fresco "Madonna della Vita" dated back to the second half of the 14th century. ther is also a magnicýficent baroque oratory to visit.

Address: Via Clavature, 10 - 40124 Bologna
Phone: 051 236245 - 051 224002
Website: http://www.genusbononiae.it/index.php

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  • Written Dec 11, 2005
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