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Basilica di San Petronio

Piazza Maggiore, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 231415
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Piazza Maggiore, 40124 Bologna, Italy
Santo Stefano
+39 051 231415
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went on a private tour of bologna and the basilica was apart of that tour. If you can go on a tour I highly recommend so you know what you are looking at. There is a lot of history in this basilica. There is...More

Thank mallory215
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Situated on Piazza Maggiore. Guards and Police at the door, who check bags when you enter. It costs nothing to go inside but you have to pay for an arm band if you want to take photos. It is huge inside (10th largest church in...More

1  Thank Sue53_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

I could spend whole day sitting in the cafes in the Piazza, bunch of boutique shops and small restaurants in 2 minutes walking distance, great spot to spend romantic morning or afternoon

Thank johnUSA1960
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing Church, you definitely have to enter and see it from inside. Massive construction made out of Bricks. You can enter to the first area without paying any fee. If you want to enter further, be ready to pay 3€. If you want to take...More

Thank drgemuesegarten
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful Basilica that is definitely worth a visit. I had to borrow my partners T-shirt because it is not respectful to enter in shorts, tank tops, or anything showing your shoulders. Happy to respect the Basilica, but it was 36 degrees outside haha! Also must...More

Thank Tayleeg32393
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a 'must do' for any visit to Bologna, the place is immense with many alcove's and alters to explore. There was a G7 environmental summit going on at the time and the basilica was decked out for the press and the dignitaries. They...More

Thank zarniwoop
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great history about why it's unfinished. Amazing inside with the chapels and unique sundial. Went inside 3 or 4 times to read all about it and took the Audio tour. Worth it.

Thank Gavin H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At the main place this huge and impressive place. Imagine the time and history. There are some artifacts dated 400 a.C. In Serverausfall steps this church was Build and renovated. Please prepare or use some background information - then you can get best out of...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Besides the exterior's lower level carvings on doorways, the outside is rather bland. Entrance is free but to access Chapel of the Magi is a few euros & that is in addition to having to pay another 2 euros to get bracelet to allow photo-taking...More

Thank Tony D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely church to walk around. It has a tourist information machine at the front to listen to for 1 Euro, tells you all about the church and what is in it. It has a huge sundial in it that tells you the day of the...More

Thank lauraandGavinH
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