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  • Church of Santa Maria Assunta

    (churches, baptisteries a Vergato)

    Contact: Parrocchia di Riola 051 916355
    Piazza Alvar Aalto, 1 40047 Riola BO
    Tel. 051 916355 Fax 051 916305  
    Getting here: Easy to access from the main road. Wide car park. Accessible to disabled.
    Weekday open hours: Holy mass at 8.30
    Holiday open hours: Holy mass at 8.00 - 11.00 in Summer; 11.00 - 15.30 in Winter
    Opening days: All year long

    The church of Santa Maria Assunta was design by Alvar Aalto.
    A visit to this church is highly recommended, since it is one of the most important examples of contemporary architecture in the Emilia Romagna region. It was completed in 1978 and designed by Alvar Aalto, the creator of modern Finnish design and architecture and one of the most important architects of the XX century. The church is an interpretation of the harmony between nature and architecture; it was commissioned in 1965 by the Bolognese cardinal Giacomo Lercaro, in line with the innovation launched by the Concilio Vaticano II, which was not in favour of monumental architecture. The building exemplifies well these ideas with its external structure made with stone from Montovolo and with the natural light coming from above in the interior.

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    Last update: 25/11/15     (NewsID: 5001)
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