Churches and shrines
S. Pietro in Sylvis parish church, dating back to the VII century, is one of the best preserved churches in the territory and represents a typical example of exarchal architecture.
S. Michele Arcangelo is the main church of the town. Together with San Pietro in Sylvis church, it forms the parish complex of the town.
Saint Francis church, with the annexed monastery, is located in the historical town centre. The first documents mentioning the monastery and the church date back to 1270.
The church was erected in 1674 by Gesuits on an area which used to belong to the Saint Joseph’s Confraternity. The building was property of the Gesuits till the suppression of the order (in 1773), then it passed to the Suffrage Confraternity.
The Sanctuary was begun in 1766 upon design of the achitect Cosimo Morelli and inaugurated in 1770. From the following year, the traditional processions with Our Lady image started; they were called "Rogazioni".
The monastery of S. Francesco dates back to the XIII century and it’s the oldest monastery of Bagnacavallo. It’s a very large building which the church and the monastery itself; the latter includes the remarkable refectory, now named "Sala Oriani", the cloister, the monumental staicase and the rooms at the first floor used as exhibition venue and the underground rooms.
The church, overlooking the main square, was built in 1820 in neoclassical style on the ruins of a XI century romanic church.
The church, dedicated to "Madonna Annunziata", was rebuilt in 1640 in Baroque style, since the former building had been destroyed by an earthquake. The bell tower, with pyramid spire, was destroyed during the war.
The Sanctuary was built between 1794 and 1813 under the supervision of the architect Zaccaria Facchini. Beside it, you find the municipal cemetery.
The church was built in 1537 and consacrated on November the 10th 1577. This two naves church has a sober Romanesque style. The building was restored in 1932 by the architect Gianluigi Poggiali. Next to its, lies the 38mt high bell tower, which has a square structure.