Ilario Fioravanti. Epiphanies of pain and joy

Santa Maria della Vita , from 30/03/2023 to 25/09/2023


The lift is currently out of service. Therefore, the Oratory and the exhibition "Ilario Fioravanti. Epiphanies of pain and joy" are currently not accessible to people with reduced mobility. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.


This exhibition, born from the collaboration between Genus Bononiae and Il Vicolo, celebrates the sculptor and architect from Cesena, Ilario Fioravanti (Cesena 1922 – Savignano sul Rubicone 2022), as part of a comprehensive project, 1922~2022 “Fioravanti 100!”, created and organized by Il Vicolo – Art Section of Cesena on the occasion of the centenary of the artist’s birth.

Among the various works that Fioravanti has created over the years, the exhibition will feature his famous “Compianto” (Lamentation), which finds a natural placement in the exhibition spaces of Santa Maria della Vita, emphasizing the intense connection between his art and the extraordinary composition of Niccolò Dell’Arca preserved in the Sanctuary.

Opening Hours

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10 am - 7 pm

Sunday: April 9th (Easter) open 10 am - 7 pm

Monday: April 10th (Easter Monday) open 10 am - 7 pm

Monday: April 24th open 10 am - 7 pm

Tuesday: April 25th open 10 am - 7 pm

Monday: May 1st open 10 am - 7 pm


Santa Maria della Vita

via Clavature 8-10, Bologna

Admission tickets

Open 9

Full 7

Reduced 5

– Compianto ticket holder
– Ticket of another Genus Bononiae site
– Card Cultura
– Bologna Welcome Card
– Re-use with Love
– Promo
– Groups (reservations required min 10 max 15 people)

Reduced School Children 3

– School groups
– Children from 6 to 18 years of age
– Students up to 26 years old

Free Admission

– Children up to 5 years old
– Visitors with disabilities
– Group escorts (1 each group)
– Genus Bononiae Membership Card holders
– Guides with badge
– Journalists with a regular card of the Order and upon request for accreditation to the address


Booking and presale rights

Rates (except Open): € 1,00 per person

Educational Services

  • At the moment there are no educational proposals of this kind