Fodor's Expert Review San Domenico

Bologna Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The tomb of St. Dominic, who died here in 1221, is called the Arca di San Domenico, and is found in this church in the sixth chapel on the right. Many artists participated in its decoration, notably Niccolò di Bari, who was so proud of his 15th-century contribution that he changed his name to Niccolò dell'Arca to recall this famous work. The young Michelangelo (1475–1564) carved the angel on the right and the image of San Petronio. In the right transept of the church is a tablet marking the last resting place of hapless King Enzo, the Sardinian ruler imprisoned in the Palazzo Re Enzo. The attached museum contains religious relics.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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Piazza San Domenico 13
Bologna, Emilia-Romagna  40124, Italy

051-6400411

www.sandomenicobologna.it

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