"Santuario Madonna della Pioggia" Madonna della Pioggia Tip by MM212

Madonna della Pioggia, Bologna: 3 reviews and 4 photos

  Santuario Madonna della Pioggia
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  • Santuario Madonna della Pioggia - Bologna
      Santuario Madonna della Pioggia
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  • The Façade's frescoes - Bologna
      The Fašade's frescoes
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Once known as la Chiesa di San Bartolomeo di Reno, this small church dates back to the 13th century. It was reconstructed in 1536 and renovated again in 1730, when the outside frescoes were painted. Unfortunately, the frescoes are faded and badly conserved. It is said that the church was renamed as il Santuario Madonna della Pioggia (Madonna of the Rain) after a much needed rainfall that arrived following a severe drought in Bologna in 1561. The church is located at a small piazza were via Riva Reno crosses via Galliera.

Address: Riva Reno, 124 (at Via Galliera)
Phone: 051 614 2339

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  • Updated Jul 29, 2009
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