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San Michele in Bosco: photo, description San Michele in Bosco)

San Michele in Bosco is a religious complex in Bologna, which includes the homonymous Church and monastery of the order of Oliveto. The last in 1955, was purchased by the city administration to accommodate the orthopedic center.

The complex is located on a hill close to Bologna's historic centre. On its territory you can see the buildings, some of which dated to the 4th century. In 1364 here by decree of Pope urban V and the monks settled-olivetani. After 1430, the Church was destroyed and in its place construction began on a new, and lasted until 1523. The present Church in the Renaissance style designed by Biagio Rosetti and his disciples, and marble gate - the creation of Baldassare, Peruzzi. Located inside the 4 side chapels and chancel.

The monastery in turn was built in the late 16th century - it has an octagonal cloister with frescoes of the school Karachi. The former premises of the refectory is decorated with Giorgio Vasari, and a luxury library boasts 17th-century frescoes. In the late 18th century, during the reign of Napoleon Bonaparte, which forbade all monastic orders, the monastery was confiscated and turned over to private ownership. After the unification of Italy, it housed the villas of the noble families of the city, and at the end of the 19th century on the territory of the monastery was open to all comers, and he for a long time has become a loved place of walks of townspeople. Today it houses the Rizzoli Orthopaedic centre. However, a few monks olivetani also live in the monastery.

It is surrounded by a wonderful garden, part of which is garden. Once there were flower shows, to which the noble Bologna families brought their "green" Pets to brag about them to each other. From the hill you have a breathtaking view of Bologna, despite the fact that her part is covered with dense thickets of forest. Evergreen trees - cedar, pine and spruce were planted on the East side of the hill after the Second World war. And on the Western slope you can see old oak trees, cypresses, lindens and horse chestnuts.