A place for luxury events in the heart of Bologna
Typical example of late Renaissance church, San Mattia was an architectural key
point for the whole city of Bologna.
It housed paintings by Domenico Tintoretto, Guido Reni and Innocenzo da Imola and here the Madonna di San Luca icon stopped for two days during its procession from the Sanctuary to the city center.
The inside sumptuous and spectacular aspect is due to a refurbishment of the whole ornamentation made by the middle of the 17th century by artists that followed the way of Bibiena’s school, with the use of “quadratura” and trompe l’oeil while reproducing architectural scenes. In 1799, following the Napoleonic suppressions of religious orders, the church was split from the monastery and became a storage building.
Nowadays as in the past times, its 500mq wide single nave space with four chapels per side and a shallow apse announced with a great triumphal arch are a really unique location.
After a huge intervention of restoration and preservation that highlights the gorgeous fresco, the church of San Mattia is the ideal place to accommodate up to 200 users for exclusive cultural, public or corporate events.
via S. Isaia, 14/A - Bologna
Accessible to mobility-impaired visitors accompanied by a support person
Not open to the general public.