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Basilica di San Petronio

Piazza Galvani, 5, 40124 Bologna BO, Italy

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About Basilica di San Petronio

The Basilica di San Petronio is one of the largest churches in the world and Bologna’s Gothic masterpiece. Although construction began in the late 14th century, the building, which was to be larger than St. Peter's Basilica, is largely unfinished since the 17th century. It has been the seat of the relics of Bologna's patron saint only since 2000; until then they were preserved in the Santo Stefano church of Bologna.



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Museo Civico Archeologico0.04km from Basilica di San Petronio

The Civic Archaeological Museum of Bologna is housed in the fifteenth-century Palazzo Galvani, in Via dell'Archiginnasio 2, 40124 Bologna, the ancient "Hospital of Death". Inaugurated in September 1881, it was born from the merger of two museums: the University - heir to the "Room of Antiquities" of the Academy of Sciences founded by Luigi Ferdinando Marsili - and the Comunale

Teatro Anatomico0.1km from Basilica di San Petronio

The anatomical theater of the Archiginnasio is a room historically used for anatomy lessons and demonstrations held at the medical faculty of Bologna, which was once located in the Archiginnasio building, the first unified seat of the University of Bologna.  The theater was almost completely destroyed during the Second World War, by an air raid on 29 January 1944. After the war the theater was rebuilt with exemplary philological rigor.

Archiginnasio of Bologna0.11km from Basilica di San Petronio

The Archiginnasio of Bologna is one of the most significant buildings in the city of Bologna: located in the heart of the historic center, it was the seat of the ancient University and is now the seat of the Archiginnasio Municipal Library.  The building ceased its university function in 1803. Since 1838 it is the seat of the Municipal Library of Archiginnasio, the largest in Emilia-Romagna.

Piazza Maggiore0.12km from Basilica di San Petronio

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Palazzo d'Accursio0.12km from Basilica di San Petronio

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Fountain of Neptune0.16km from Basilica di San Petronio

The fountain of Neptune, nicknamed al Żigànt in dialect by the Bolognese because of the size of the statue of Neptune, is located in Bologna in Piazza del Nettuno.  The over-life-size bronze figure of the god Neptune was completed and fixed in place around 1567. The statue was an early design by Giambologna, who had submitted a model for the Fountain of Neptune in Florence but had lost the commission to Baccio Bandinelli.

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