Basilica San Giacomo Maggiore - From Via Zamboni, Italy

Basilica San Giacomo Maggiore - From Via Zamboni, Italy
Basilica San Giacomo Maggiore - From Via Zamboni, Italy
The Basilica of San Giacomo Maggiore is one of the most important churches in Bologna, Italy. It is located near the center of the city, on the banks of the river Navile. It was founded in the 6th century and its fa├žade is characterized by two renowned 14th century portals, with two chapels and two bell towers flanking the building. Inside the church, one can admire the masterpieces of art from several different eras, such as the 16th century frescos and the 18th century wall paintings. The Basilica also houses the relics of San Petronio, the patron saint of Bologna. Many important events have taken place here, including Pope Paul V's enactment of the famous "Innocentium portis" decree in 1606. Visitors can also admire the Greco-Roman ruins in the garden and crypt, as well as the museum, which displays the religious artifacts of the basilica.