Bologna: Cathedral of San Petronio Tour & Panoramic Terrace

Bologna: Cathedral of San Petronio Tour & Panoramic Terrace

From $91.38 per person

Take a 90-minute tour of the beautiful Cathedral of San Petronio in Bologna. Enjoy sweeping views of the city with access to the panoramic terrace.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Discover the beauty of the Cathedral of San Petronio
  • Visit one of the most beautiful churches in the world
  • Access the panoramic terrace of San Petronio in the elevator and enjoy sweeping views of the city
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The Basilica of San Petronio is the largest church in Bologna. It dominates the Piazza Maggiore and, despite being largely unfinished, it is one of the most extensive churches in Europe. Its imposing dimensions (132 meters long and 60 in width, with a height of 44.27 meters) makes it the fourth-largest church of Italy. In the Basilica of San Petronio, it is impossible not to know what time it is. In place of a clock though, the structure houses the longest sundial in the world. It measures 67 meters and crosses the floor of the church since 1657. It was Domenico Cassini who made it; a professor of astronomy, who believed that the motion of the planets depended on the sun.  With this guided tour, discover the beauty and history of this church. Afterwards, take the elevator to the magical panoramic terrace and relish in city views as far as you can see.
  • Guided tour with certified guide
  • Admission to the chapels of San Petronio
  • Access to the panoramic terrace of San Petronio
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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    Meet in Piazza del Nettuno: Piazza del Nettuno, 40124 Bologna BO, Italia

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    • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
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    The tour guide was very competent, answered all questions and with her friendly manner led us into the history of Bologna.

    July 26, 2019

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    Product ID: 251212