Oratorio della Rotonda

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

"La Rotonda" Oratory

Where: SP 9 - 40014 Crevalcore (BO)

 
"La Rotonda" Oratory - Comune di Crevalcore
"La Rotonda" Oratory - Comune di Crevalcore

A few kilometres away from Crevalcore, on the road for the hamlet of Sammartini, stands the Oratory known as "The Rotonda".

It was commissioned by Countess Maria Vittoria Caprara as an ex voto for having her husband rescued after falling with horse and carriage in a rice paddy. The circular oreatory was built between 1756 and 1768 by the architect Petronio Fancelli, a student of  the famous Carlo Francesco Dotti.

 

The chapel may be visited in occasion of the nativity of the Virgin on September 8th, when the 8 beautiful paintings by Antonio Bertuzzi, usually kept in the safer Chiesa di San Silvestro, are on exhibition.

 

La Rotonda is one of the best examples of the Bolognese Rococò (Late Baroque), still well conserved even if it has changed property various times along the centuries. 

 
 
 
How to get there
 
 
Info on the tourist location

URP (Public Relations Office) Town hall, ground floor.

Address: Via Matteotti 213 - 40014 Crevalcore (BO) Town Hall
Ph: 0039 051 988443  Fax: 0039 051 988459

 

Opening times:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8.30am – 1.00pm

Tuesday 7.30am – 1.00pm / 5.00pm – 7.00pm

Thursday 5.00pm – 7.00pm

Saturday 9.00am – 12.00pm

Closed on: Sundays

Palata Pepoli URP (Public Relations Office)
Address: Town gym, Via Provanone

Opening times:

Thursday  9.00am – 12.00pm

 

 
 

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Last update: 10-07-2019