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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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Housed in a remarkable historic palace in the heart of Bologna’s city centre, the Internazionale is strategically set near Piazza Maggiore, offering access to a variety of points of interest. Located amid the typical porches of Via Indipendenza, the Internazionale is within easy reach of the Nep ...

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Under a characteristic portico, in an antique building of the main street of Bologna, you will find the Hotel Tre Vecchi. The name dates back at least 100 years to when the hotel and restaurant was entitled "Tre Vecchi" or rather "Three Old Men", believed to have been run by 3 old men. The hotel ...

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Hotel Touring * * * Bologna Hotel Touring * * * Bologna
An example of Bolognese hospitality since the 1950's, the Hotel Touring combines charm with the most modern comfort. Enjoying an excellent and quiet location near the Basilica of San Domenico and the prestigious Galleria Cavour, this hotel offers you traditional Italian hospitality. The refi ...

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