Eremo di Tizzano

Its baroque architecture is a symbol of monastic severity.

A single, high and bright aisle is surrounded by six side chapels. A piece by the Bolognese painter Giovanni Francesco Gessi (1588 - 1649) stands above the Major Altar in the apsidal chapel; there is also an organ behind the altar. You can admire two oval canvases by Gaetano Landolfi and precious stuccos by Giacomo Antonio Scandellari on the walls of the Major Chapel. 

The side chapels are connected to each other by narrow passages and contain works by Vincenzo Spisanelli (1595 - 1662) and Francesco Monti (1685 - 1768). The Crucifix is ​​set in a marble cross-shaped frame; at the base of the crucifix, there is a reliquary that contains physical remnants of the True Cross and other relics of the Passion of the Christ.

Built in 1724, the bell tower stands on the left side of the church and was once inhabited by the Prior.

The 22 cells for the Hermit monks in the large lawn at the back of the church are now replaced by the perimeter walls of two small houses.

From the Eremo di Tizzano you can enjoy a splendid view of the city of Bologna and the plain.