Italy Chiesta di San Procolo

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Sue Wolfe

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This is an active church so be considerate of those praying and wear appropriate clothing.

About this spot
The Chiesta di San Procolo is dedicated to Proculus, one of the three co-patron martyrs of Bologna. The church was built by the Cassinese Benedictine monks in the 11th century in the Gothic-style. It was expanded in the 1500s with the addition of the choir and bell tower. Another renovation took place in 1826, after the church’s 30-year closure by Napoleon’s forces.

Inside there is one nave with two aisles. The side chapels and altars contain several notable paintings, altarpieces, and frescoes. There are several famous Bolognese buried within its walls. Behind the altar is the Ark preserving the body of Saint Procolo.

If you happen to be in Bologna on the Sunday after Trinity Sunday, you can experience the Feast of Corpus Christi. It celebrates the Eucharist being the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ.

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