Carlo Francesco Dotti

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Carlo Francesco Dotti
Paolo Monti - Servizio fotografico (Bologna, 1979) - BEIC 6330622.jpg
BornBaptized January 1, 1670
DiedJune 3, 1759
Known forMadonna di San Luca
Another view of the Sanctuary of San Luca

Carlo Francesco Dotti (baptized January 1, 1670 – June 3, 1759) was an Italian architect from Bologna.


Carlo Francesco Dotti was born and died in Bologna, where he became one of the main protagonists of the late Baroque style.

His most famous work is the Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca, Bologna, which is raised on a hilltop above the city, consisting of a church topped by an elliptical dome, with extensions leading to two pentagonal pavilions.[1]

In the first half of the eighteenth century he worked on the church of San Donato of Bologna, the university library and several palaces in the center of the city. In the Palazzo Davia Bargellini he executed the monumental staircase around 1730. He was also known for the Arch of Meloncello (1721); the altar of Ivo of Kermartin in the San Petronio Basilica; and the Renazzo parish church, in the town of Cento in the Province of Ferrara.

A street is named after him next to the road that leads up the Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca, just outside the center of Bologna.

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  1. ^ "Le Muse", De Agostini, Novara, 1965, Vol.IV, pag. 258.