Religious Places

The Basilica of Santa Maria dei Servi

The Basilica of Santa Maria dei Servi stands along Strada Maggiore and is a splendid example of Gothic architecture. Built thanks to the will of Father Andrea Manfredi da Faenza and Master Antonio di Vincenzo, who had already collaborated on the project for the Basilica of San Petronio, it is preceded by an airy quadriportico, whose construction began in 1393 and ended between the 16th and 19th centuries. This is also visible in a famous film by Pier Paolo Pasolini, Edipo Re. The interior preserves the splendid Madonna in throne by Cimabue and other famous works of art by artists such as Crespi, Albani, Calvaert. The complex also has a bell tower, about 52 meters high, characterized by the lightness of the columns and the architectural novelty that can also be found in the four-sided portico in front of the church.

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