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Turismo in Pianura

Official Tourist Site of the Pianura Bolognese

Oratorio dello Spirito Santo


Oratory of the Spirito Santo (Holy Ghost)

Where: Via 2 Agosto 1980, 118 - 40019 Sant'Agata Bolognese (BO)

Oratory of the Spirito Santo, seen from above - Comune di Sant'Agata Bolognese
Oratory of the Spirito Santo, seen from above - Comune di Sant'Agata Bolognese

The Oratory is connected to Porta Otesia and was built in 1473 by the homonymous religious order.

It is divided in two parts: the first is a sort of entrance hall in which there are two altars dedicated to the Blessed Virgin of Carmine and to San Antonio of Padova, with statues by the Bolognese sculptor Filippo Scandellari.


The second part is the Oratory itself, where there is a precious wooden choir and an altar piece depicting the descent of the Holy Ghost at the Last Supper.

In 1905, the Oratory was declared a national monument, as was the village tower. It may be visited with prior booking.


The detached frescoes of the Oratory, masterpieces of 16th-century art, are now contained in the local Parish Church.

Created around 1520 by artists of refined Raffaello-esque style (the names of Nicolò dell’Abate and Bagnacavallo have been suggested), the frescoes consist of life-size figures of the Redeemer and the Apostles.


The chapel is open by appointment throughout the month of May.


To access this and other times it is always necessary to contact the parish of St. Andrea and Agata, in piazza dei Martiri 13, ph. 051 956134.

How to get there
Info on the tourist location

City of Sant'Agata Bolognese - Economic Development Service


Address: Via 2 Agosto 1980 n.118 - 40019 Sant'Agata Bolognese (BO)

Phone: 0039 051 6818931| 051 6818921 | 320 4297387
Fax 051/6818950

Opening times:

Tue 9am-1pm

Thu 9am-1pm, 3pm-5.30pm

Sat 10am-12.30pm


Last update: 30-01-2019

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A cura della Redazione Pianura Bolognese
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