The Longest Indoor Meridian Line in the World

Sep 13, 2021 243


Kings and Emperors, Queens and Dukes, there is a long list of royalty and world leaders who have graced Bologna’s Basilica di San Petronio over the centuries. But that’s not what impressed me most. Walking into this grand Basilica I was amazed to find another treasure. It has the longest indoor meridian line in the world. A testament to Italian ingenuity in stunning surroundings.

Entering the cool quiet after the noise and chatter of Piazza Maggiore outside, the basilica feels like a sanctuary. Savouring the faint and comforting smell of candles that surrounded me. I was wrapped in a warm blanket of history, faith and thousands of prayers.


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