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  • Church of San Giovanni Battista

    (churches, baptisteries a Grizzana Morandi)

    40030 Tavernola BO
    Getting here: The church is in the town centre and is partially accessible to disabled. There is no parking area in the immediate surroundings.
    Week closed on: At night
    Opening days: All year long


    The parish of Tavernola is named after San Giovanni Battista and is very old; first mentioned in 1378, in 1530 it was known to be property of the Olivetani monks in Monghidoro.
    The church used to house a precious Madonna with child ascribed to Lippo di Dalmasio, one of the most important XIV century Bolognese artists and a pupil of Lorenzo Monaco; the artist Giorgio Morandi came here to observe it carefully but nowadays the painting is in the collection of the Pinacoteca Nazionale in Bologna. The church also houses a canvas by Bartolomeo Morelli, also known as Pianoro, depicting the christening of Christ. 


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    • Tavernola

  • Information by Redazione dell'Appennino Bolognese
    Last update: 28/01/15     (NewsID: 5214)
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