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  • Parish church of Monte San Giovanni

    (churches, baptisteries a Montesanpietro)

    Contact: Parrocchia di Monte San Giovanni - Tel.: 051.675.90.40
    Monte San Pietro - Via Lavino n. 317 40050 Monte San Giovanni BO
    Getting here: Drive along the main road S.P. 26, Valle del Lavino, to Tolè, about 5km from Calderino. The church can be reached also with public transport. Car park nearby the church.
    Opening days: It can be visited all year long; please check opening hours.
    Admission free: Free admission

    The church dates back to 1890 and is named after San Giovanni Battista. It is located in Monte San Giovanni, a lovely village surrounded by hills, woods and precious vineyards, about 5km from the town of Calderino. The church was built on the ruins of a previous XIV century building and thus preserves several art works and interesting architectural features. Amongst these, it’s worth mentioning the organ, located above the entrance; it was probably build by the Cipri family (XVI – XVII century) and is one of the most precious Bolognese organs that still work today. The church also has an interesting apse and a carved wooden altar decorated with gold leaf. Just few km before the church, in a small village called Venezia, lies the so called Ospedale, the shelter for pilgrims; this is set on a hill with cypresses, surrounded by a grand landscape of ravines. It was founded in the XVI century but the current building is quite different from the original one.

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  • Information by Redazione dell'Appennino Bolognese
    Last update: 28/01/15     (NewsID: 10079)
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