San Petronio seen from the Piazza Maggiore

San Petronio, Bologna Italy, copyright jmeyersforeman
San Petronio, Bologna Italy, copyright jmeyersforeman

San Petronio, Bologna’s most famous and impressive church. It is the sixth largest church in Europe. Its size is impressive: 132 metres long by 66 metres wide by 45 metres tall with the facade reaching a height of 51 metres. Construction of the basilica began in 1390, the basilica should have been the largest in the world, but things didn’t go well: the pope didn’t approve of the idea of a church larger than St. Peters. The construction of the Basilica was put on hold for a long time, partly due to lack of funding and the technical challenges of achieving the very high Gothic vaults

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6 thoughts on “San Petronio seen from the Piazza Maggiore

  1. Impressive!!….we still have good weather…fall colours are magnificent!! Keep on sending those amazing pics!!

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