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Santa Maria della Vita, Bologna: 8 reviews and 29 photos
“If Bologna were nothing of a city, it would still be a fine sound and sentiment; a thing recorded in art, in poetry, in stories of all sorts.”
— from “The Autobiography of Leigh Hunt” by Leigh Hunt (1784-1859)
Santa Maria della Vita was enlarged between 1454 and 1502; it had to be completely rebuilt at the end of the 17th century by the architecte G. B. Bergonzoni after its roof collapsed in 1686. The dome (see photo #1) was built to the design of Giuseppe Tubertini. The elegant and airy design of its interior is built on an elliptic plane.
On the high altar (see photos #4 & #5) there is the fresco ‘Madonna della Vita’ which dates from the second half of the 14th century.
This church is open Monday to Saturday, 07:30 to 19:30; Sunday, 16:30 to 19:00.
Address: Via Clavature, 10
Phone: +39 051 236245
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