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Cattedrale di San Pietro

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Address: Via Dell'Indipendenza 7, 40121 Bologna, Italy
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+39 051 222112

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Unexpected on busy Via dell'Indipendenza

Originally was strolling this street to do a little window shopping but am so glad I took the time to visit this Cathedral. It's position on a busy modern street does not prepare... read more

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Tracy E
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Originally was strolling this street to do a little window shopping but am so glad I took the time to visit this Cathedral. It's position on a busy modern street does not prepare you for the immensity you encounter once inside

Thank Tracy E
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not to be missed. I enjoyed the thinking at the back of the Bologna Meridian line. A strange scientific exercise in the middle of a Cathedral There is a most interesting chapel containing really impressive paintings of Dante's Inferno.

Thank Harriet169
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really beautiful inside, very ornate decoration with traditional renaissance painting on the high chapel ceiling. The trip down to the crypt is interesting and peaceful. Now begin your journey to the top of the tower. Don't give up, keep going, it's well worth the climb. On reaching the top and grabbing your breath there is a view to admire on... More 

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Space Coast, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

I love coming to Bologna because it seems more of a true Italian city and less a tourist destination. The past two times I've been here, there have been ceremonies at the Cathedral and I have been able to join the congregation. I like it from a historical and a religious perspective.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Beautiful, peaceful, serene, spiritual. Lovely to spend half an hour recharging the batteries in wonderful surroundings.

Thank Julie D
Manaus, AM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

After seeing so many beautiful catholic churches, they start to become similar, but every once in a while, there is one that stands out and seems to have a different charm and beauty: this is certainly one of the special ones!

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Situated on the main street it is close to the city centre. To miss it would be a pity as it is very lovely.

Thank Malcolm W
Iasi, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

The cathedral doesn't look extraordinary (well, in comparison with other buildings from Bologna). However, once inside, you're overwhelmed.. a massive and beautiful place, with lots of interesting things to see. You can also visit the underground galleries. A must see!

Thank Doru C
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Visited here during a recent business trip. From the outside you don't expect much, but inside the scale and beauty of the cathedral takes your breath away. A great place to visit and recharge your spiritual battery.

Thank Paul L
Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Most of the Building dates to the 17th century and the facade remains only partially complete. However, this is a massive church and was destined to be one of the largest until the project was stopped. Don't miss the meridian located in the floor of the church.

Thank Anthony H

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