Corpus Domini with its 15th-century façade was taken over by Gian Giacomo Monti at the end of the 17th Century. Several ... More
Corpus Domini (Santuario della Santa)
Corpus Domini with its 15th-century façade was taken over by Gian Giacomo Monti at the end of the 17th Century. Several artists contributed to the adorning of the building, but due to bombings during the wars only fragments remain of the ornate decoration and stucco work, once so attractive. In what was the chapel of St Catherine of Vigri, who established this location as a place of worship, lies the preserved body of St Catherine. Also, in the first chapel on the right hand side, is the tomb of Luigi Galvai and Laura Bassi Veratti, two famous student from the university of Bologna. There are also excellent works by Denijs Calvaert, Franceschini, Quaini, Giuseppe Mazza, Ludovico Carracci among others.
The entrance to this museum can be reached by walking through the Santuario. The Museum exhibits tell the story of
the Confraternita dei Battuti a Bologna, the founders of the Santa Maria della Vita Hospital. The exhibition includes medical ...
In what used to be the Church of Santa Lucia you can now find the Aula Magna of the Bolognese
Alma Mater Studiorum. The church passed into the hands of the Jesuits in 1562 and was rebuilt following the ...
This church is an example of Renaissance architecture in Parma. It has a central Greek cross plan in a Bramante
like style, and was built between 1521 1539 following the design of an unknown architect. It was built by ...