Bologna's Sistine
Chapel

Oratorio di Santa Cecilia

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Why locals love it

The church of Santa Cecilia, built in the 14th century and frescoed at the beginning of the 16th century by the best artists of the Bentivoglio Court - the family who reigned the city for almost a century - is one of the most beautiful examples of the Bolognese Renaissance.

Why you should visit it

The paintings in the oratory, started in 1505, were entrusted to the most well-known artists of the Bentivoglio court, such as Francesco Francia, Lorenzo Costa and Amico Aspertini, and they were completed by less famous artists. For real art lovers, this little jewel has been opened to the public again only in 1998, after years of oblivion.

Special tip

Take few minutes to notice the different painters' style.

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