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Chiesa di San Michele in Bosco, Bologna

Chiesa di San Michele in Bosco - Bologna, Italy
Chiesa di San Michele in Bosco
Piazzale San Michele in Bosco 3, Bologna, Italy 40136Map
+39 051 636 6328
Neighborhood: Colli
Overview

There are references to this magnificent church on the Belvedere, which date back to 1114. It is certain, however, that the church was entrusted to the Benedettini Olivetani order in 1364. Although the building underwent some substantial alterations, it was not until 1517 that it was radially reconstructed by Biagio Rossetti. The Church has a striking red fa├žade, which is built with terracotta. The church's design has all the linearity of classical styles. The doors were completed by Andrea Formigine, in around 1525. The bell tower was also completed in around 1500 and has been restored on various occasions in the time since. There are various wonderful works of art by famous artists inside the church as well as the tomb of Francesoco Rizzoli from 1880. He was the founder of the famous Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute (also on the Belvedere).

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