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Basilica di San Petronio in Bologna

Bologna Monuments and Historic Buildings: Basilica di San Petronio

Info about Basilica di San Petronio

Rating: 3.7 5
Rank: 21 About 24

Category: Monument and Historic Building
Address: Piazza Maggiore Bologna Italy
Telephone: 051-22-5442

The Basilica di San Petronio is regarded as the main church of Bologna city and is the fifth largest church in the world. This building can contain over 28,000 people at a time. This church is dedicated to the patron saint of the city, Saint Petronius, the bishop of Bologna in the 5th century. The first stone construction was laid down in 1390. This historic building was lastly completed in 1646 to 1658 by Girolamo Rainaldi.

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