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Basilica of San Petronio

The basilica of San Petronio is the most famous and majestic church of Bologna, where it dominates Piazza Maggiore.
Its imposing dimensions make it the fifth larger church of the world; it is dedicated to the Patron of the city (Petronio was Bishop of Bologna in the 5th century) and its construction began in 1390, when it was devised as a great gothic basilica, with three naves, transept, dome and choir.

The building works were often interrupted, because of the lack of money and the difficulties to build the vaults; only in the 17th century the problems were finally solved and the church was completed, without the transept and the dome, and leaving the facade incomplete, with the lower part decorated with red and white marbles, while the higher part shows the simple bricks of the wall.

The interior of the church is majestic, with three wide naves and deep chapels where are kelt precious works of art; moreover, on the pavement of the church it is possible to admire the sundial, traced in 1655: it is one of the longest sundials of the world, that today as four centuries ago, indicates solstices and equinoxes.

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Immersed in unique surroundings, furnished with valuable antiques and offering all amenities of a prestigious hotel, Grand Hotel Baglioni perfectly combines elegance and modernity. The hotel is housed in a historic palace built in the first half of the 18th century, originally designed as a semi ...

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Hotel Orologio has a free internet point, free bikes and views over Bologna's historic centre. In a traffic-free area, the hotel is a 5-minute walk from the Towers of Bologna. You will be in front of Town Hall's clock tower. Public buses stop 70 metres away and can connect you to the main railwa ...

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Arcoveggio Hotel is set just out of Bologna's historic centre and has great bus links, meaning it's only a 5-minute bus ride away. Relax on the charming garden terrace. Arcoveggio enjoys a peaceful and green location in Bologna, only 800 metres from the train station. You can walk to some of the ...

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