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Basilica San Francesco, Bologna
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  • The Basilica of St. Francis, not necessarily one of the most visited and best-known, but a beautiful building built by the Franciscans, a minor Basilica that points the singularity of its Romanesque architecture, for the most part with loans in the french Gothic style. This Basilica suffered the horrors of history (French occupation from the end of the eighteenth century with the rampage of the building, the pillage of works of art and the consecration as a religious building, then the destruction of the second world war that led to partially rebuild the Basilica). Even if the visitor does not know the history of the Basilica, after the fact, this experience hectic work is noticeable when you visit as we see above all a great sobriety in the Interior not to say style, an offer. But this simplicity is the pledge of a real authenticity and sincerity that the visitor will perceive also. Among the tributes to personalities in the Basilica, it should be noted the Cenotaph of father Martini, Bolognese scholar of many talents, who wrote but was above all a thinker of the music. Among others, he met Mozart. Outside the Basilica, several funerary monuments of Bolognese personalities, commentators or medieval Jurists. This Basilica is necessarily of general interest even if it is the richest or the most beautiful artistically and therefore deserves that we visit.
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  • An example of a stately Gothic church and serena in a tourist area of Ravenna but very authentic menu
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  • fleeting visit to this magnificent basilica, unfortunately closing time (the 12:00) is strictly observed by keepers. Surely to be explored!
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