Saint Petrone's Basilica

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Work on this basilica, started in 1390, was only completed in the 17C, when they finally built the vaults! The facade is remarkable for its central portal, a major work by Sienna-born sculptor Jacopo della Quercia. The vast interior has no lack of works of art; among which the tomb of Elisa Baciocchi, Napoleon's younger sister. If you raise your eyes, you will see a gap in the vault where the midday sunshine hits a meridian line drawn on the ground.

Useful information

Address:

Piazza Galvani, 5, 40124 Bologna

Phone:

+39 051 231415

Opening hours

7.45am-1.30pm, 3pm-6.30pm

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