"Palazzo Comunale, Madonna del Terremoto" Palazzo Comunale - Town Hall Tip by von.otter
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?Once or twice wandering about Bologna while my friends were at the Congress of Philosophers, I caught a glimpse . . . (or was it rather one of those sounds whose hearing is partly one of expectation?)?I caught, shall we say, the ghost of a mood; almost an emotion of forty years ago.?
? ?Dark, Many-Towered Bologna? 1922 by Vernon Lee (1856?1935)
On the right-hand wall of Sala Ercole is a fresco known as the Madonna del Terremoto, Madonna of the Earthquake. Madonna con bambino appear in glory, blessing Bologna, its walls and many towers beneath them. Fascinating: to be in Bologna of the early 16th century. Francesco Francia?s fresco was painted for the nearby Elders? Chapel in fulfillment of a vow made when the city was struck by an earthquake in 1505, the same year the fresco was painted; it was moved to Sala Ercole in the 19th century.
The city?s art collection above is also on view at Palazzo Comunale.
Address: Piazza Maggiore, Palazzo Comunale
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