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Santa Cristina

The Church of Gregorian Chant

Santa Cristina

Originally the 13th-century church of Camaldolesi nuns, Santa Cristina was rebuilt in 1602 with exceptional acoustics in its single nave to highlight the exceptional singing of the sisters. An Ascension by Ludovico Carracci hangs over the high altar, and there are also works by Guido Reni: statues of SS. Peter and Paul, his only known forays into sculpture.

A Genus Bononaie project, the restoration of Santa Cristina as a music hall was completed in 2007.

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Piazzetta Morandi

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Churches in Bologna

Text © Dana Facaros & Michael Pauls

Image by Coro Stelutis