The first news of its existence in a year dell'861 document, and the Basilica di Bagno di Romagna has a very ancient nucleus.
Over the centuries it was rebuilt several times and the current facade is definitely not one of the time.
Today it is a single-nave Romanesque basilica, on which there are as many as 7 small side chapels. In its altars are works by important painters of the Florentine Renaissance, as the Master of Sant'Ivo, author of a Madonna and Child, Blacks Bicci author of a Lady of the Assumption and Saints, a pupil of Ghirlandaio, the author of a fine Nativity and Michele Tosini author of a Madonna and child with Saints. Also collected sculptures in it have illustrious names of Florentine artists, like that of Andrea della Robbia, author of the beautiful polychrome statue of St. Agnes, and a terracotta relief made by artisans in the workshop of Donatello.
This basilica is also witnessed a great miracle. In 1412 the prior of the basilica, during the celebration of Holy Mass fell into doubt of faith: whether or not the real presence of the body and blood of Christ in the Eucharist.
At that instant the wine in the chalice began to boil, how he came to life and spewed chalice drops of blood went to stain the body of the priest.
It is still present in the body sacred basilica, which goes well visible bloodstains 8 and which is venerated in particular on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, instituted the Solemnity after a similar miracle happened in Bolsena. During this celebration the Sacred Corporal is carried in procession through the streets of Bath.
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Comune di Bagno di Romagna, Cooperativa Atlantide, Pier Luigi Ricci, Massimo Schiumarini, Caterina Rigoni, Federico Locatelli, Mattia Vesco, Miriam Narducci, Nevio Agostini