The morning itinerary is the same as the 'Don't miss out on Bologna' tour.
In the afternoon, the visit continues to the univeristy district and the
palaces from the XVth and XVIth centuries along Via Zamboni.
On our trip you will notice many of our beautiful arcades, and the SAN
JAMES CHURCH boasts one of the most elegant in the city-- Renaissance in
style, supported by fine columns and decorated with a rich sculpted
frieze.Hidden at the end of the 'portico' is one of our lovely churches,
with the most important Renaissance fresco cycle in Bologna: SAINT CECILY
ORATORY. These decorated works will enwrap you in the history of Saint
Cecily, patroness of musicians...
Next, we will discuss music by Mozart, Rossini, Gluck, Wagner, Farinelli
and Father Martini and their importance in Bologna as we walk from the
**THEATRE COMUNALE to the Music academy and the world famous music museum
(only outside) We will be at lost for words as we come upon **CASA
ISOLANI, one of the oldest houses along this portico, and following its
private courtyard we will be led to SANTO STEFANO SQUARE and CHURCH.
The place is definitely magical, and has been a sanctuary for the citizens
here since the Vth century. This very old abbey is constructed of churches
and chapels linked together inside a beautiful Romanesque Benidictine
Monastery. A XI° century crypt, the centrally planned Church, the copy of
the Holy Sepulchre and the cloister of Pilatus are some of the most
important elements in this abbey.
But other hidden spots, such as the second Cloister with its double arched
loggia, are suggestive silent places in the heart of Bologna.