Santa Maria della Vita

Santa Maria Della Vita

The monumental complex of Santa Maria della Vita , reopened to the public in May 2010 due to renovations, is the heart of the historic center of Bologna, the so-called Quadrilateral . The church, with its dome designed by Bibiena,è the più important example of Bolognese Baroque; its interior contains the famous Lamentation over the Dead Christ Niccol memorize options of’ Arca , quell’ "Stone Edge," as he called Gabriele D’ Annunzio. next to the church’ Oratory, whereè You can admire the sculptural group of the Death of the Virgin Alfonso Lombardi, and the Museum of Healthà and of’ Assistance. The complex dedicated to Santa Maria della Vita was built in 1261 by Perugia Barcobini Raniero Fasani, who founded memorize options the Brotherhood of the Beaten Whites and instiì a hospital for the care and l’ care of the sick and pilgrims. Over the centuries, it became an important place of care and grandiose Sanctuary, enriched with beautiful d’ art. The Napoleonic reforms of the late eighteenth century the property of the Brotherhood were expropriated and made public. Starting from 1801 in the Great Hospital of Life and Death also merged other Bolognese hospitals until 1814, when it took on the new name of Ospedale Maggiore, then destroyed by bombing in 1943.


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Via Clavature, 8/10
40124 Bologna

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