Basilica Di San Petronio

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  • Address: Piazza Galvani, 5, 40124 Bologna, Italy, 40124
  • Timings: 07:45 am - 06:30 pm Details
  • Phone: 39051-231415
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Cathedral , Heritage Building, Community And Government, Religious, Churches

Basilica Di San Petronio - Review

This gigantic church is the 6th largest in Europe, which started its construction in 1390 only to be officially blessed in 1954. Dedicated to Petronio, city’s patron saint and bishop back in 5th century. Had things would have gone as planned the Basilica would have been the largest in the world, however the pope did not like the idea of a church larger than St. Peters.

This magnificent basilica is showcases work of some great architects like: Jacopo della Quercia, il Vignola, Baldassarre Peruzzi, il Palladio and Giacomo Rainaldi. You will not only see the beautiful design but the scientific calculation kept in mind building the bascilica. The facade was designed using cosmological diagramming the lower section has 3 unfinished doorways, but of such precision that Michelangelo have studied and replicated them. The upper section made in bricks is visibly incomplete.

While the treasure lies in one of the highest vaults of the Basilica, the play of light on the stained glasses and plaster come together to give us the beautiful interiors. Inside the church is a sundial, used to make the deviation of Julian calendar leading to the discovery of leap year!

As all other churches, Basilica di San Petronio houses some of the brilliant piece of art most of which have a religious theme. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Bologna itinerary 3 days.

Basilica Di San Petronio Information

  • Audio guides are available.

How To reach Basilica Di San Petronio by Public Transport

  • Bus- 160 metres, lines: 11, 20, 25, 27, 29B and 30

Restaurants Near Basilica Di San Petronio

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  • Ristorante la Colombina
  • Bistro' 18

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  • Basilica Di San Petronio Address: Piazza Galvani, 5, 40124 Bologna, Italy, 40124
  • Basilica Di San Petronio Contact Number: 39051-231415
  • Basilica Di San Petronio Timing: 07:45 am - 06:30 pm
  • Basilica Di San Petronio Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Basilica Di San Petronio(preferred time): 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Basilica Di San Petronio: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Bologna include Basilica Di San Petronio in their plan

  • 60.87% of people start their Basilica Di San Petronio visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Basilica Di San Petronio

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Basilica Di San Petronio, Bologna Reviews

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  • It opened at 3pm. Luckily there was not a big queue. You need to buy a ticket if you want to make pictures. This church is very beautiful and certainly worth a visit. They are quite strict with regards to proper clothing, so be aware of that. To my big disappointment the observation terrace was closed, without any reason.

  • The most rude employee in the door he refused in my wife the entrance because he said that her shoulders was uncovered and the same time in front of us left other women's with shorts and uncover shoulders. When I ask what is the difference between my wife and the other women's with a lot of irony start weaving his hand and say bye bye. I now it's difficult for your whole life to work as an employee in the door but most probably even for that he is not capable. Be careful what kind of people you live in the front door and if you are a religious place first of all speak with respect if you want respect. Unfortunately there is not 0 star review

  • Worth to visit. Beautiful inside. Short skirts and too short shorts not allowed. Good rule

  • Very beautiful church, it's a shame about the strict rules and dress code but I guess there's nothing you can do since it's part of the Catholic religion

  • Exterior is quite non-impressive. Built in a Gothic/Romanesque style typical of Medieval Italy, then enlarged in later ages. The most important parts are the many chapels, some adorned with stained glasses and old paintings. By far the most important sight is "Capella dei Re Magi" (Chapel of Magi), holding one of the best Gothic paintings in the world. That alone convinced me to visit Bologna...

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