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Basilica di San Petronio

Piazza Maggiore, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 231415
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Piazza Maggiore, 40124 Bologna, Italy
Santo Stefano
+39 051 231415
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Be sure to spend enough time wandering and infusing this significant basilica. With the longest sundial in the world and historic artwork, you really need to sit and be in awe of the enormity of the space. As you look upwards just imagine the stone...More

Thank ergodes
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You can visit without any charge but you And another 3 euro to visit 4th chapel on the left to see painting Giovanni da Modena And don't forget to go up for terrace

Thank Анатолий К
Reviewed yesterday

Free Admission is a good start,very grand inside but not as ornate as some of the others in Italy but the size of the interior takes your breath away.No wonder the less fortunate thought this is what heaven will be like. We arrived a day...More

Thank alan P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Free admission (shame on you St Paul’s) but €2 for photos (St Paul’s bans this activity totally). This is no5 as ornate as St Peter’s in Rome which I had visited 5he previous day but these are 2 very different churches. There is a small...More

Thank theflyingdoctor
Reviewed 2 days ago

You have to pay to see that chapel from closeby but you can get a good impression of it from a little distance. Facade of the church is grand too.

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 5 days ago

San Petronio is one of the grandest, most beautiful churches I have had the pleasure of visiting. While entry is free you can make a donation of 2 euros to take pictures, which I was happy to do. The scale of this place is unbelievable....More

Thank Nikki P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Imposing structure in the middle of the city. Beautiful construction and attention to detail. Part of the history is that completion on the building was halted. As you walk around the exterior and interior to can see the glimpses of what it would have been...More

Thank Spitalfielddiner
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Pretty stunning! It doesn't look like much from the outside but will take your breath away inside. And the few days I was here, there was always some kind of performance or people dancing, a ballerina, etc in the square in front of it, which...More

Thank Restless13Soul
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful interior wonderful stained glass windows just stunning. 2 euros to allow you to take photos you get a fluresant orange wrist band. Flash photography is allowed. For 3 euros you can a lift to the roof for a Birdseye view of the city. It's...More

Thank StephLor
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the largest churches in Europe, Bologna's grand basilica is a must see when visiting the city. They ask for a 2 euro donation to take photos- and, really, how can you consider not taking some photos inside?! The chapels inside are beautiful and...More

Thank Michael R
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