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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A beautiful cathedral in the center of Bologna. The strange outside, half marble half bricks. Is unique and I never saw it before. You have to visit it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 40georgev
Reviewed 3 days ago

Architectural nightmare, but visitor joy! Nearly a maze of church buildings all interlocked an built over a 1000 years. The copy (ancient) of the holy sepulchre (pulpit) is worth the visit alone. We went on Sunday, and you can view a pricy antiques market outside...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rob T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful tranquil setting with small courtyards linking churches, well worth visit especially evening until 7 - even if you never usually visit churches!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AngieG591
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This complex is formed, as with many churches in this area, by a series of additions over the centuries. The result is a fascinating and diverse collection of styles of architecture with a memorable collection of paintings on wood from the 14th. century recovered during...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gi0vanni
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stunning baroque chapels and mail Basilica. The perfect venue for concerts. Great acoustics. Magical setting to listen to Rossini's Stabbat Mater

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Eliza Q
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a wonderful place with lovely Music and incredible paintings. you can visit this church daily and discover more and more sectrets

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gerda R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing site! Great historical & archaeological value! First built at 300 ..!!! Amazing transformation journey of this building sets through the years ! Also it’s a rare sight and little known that the place has a “copy” of the Christ’s holy tomb from Jerusalem!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AngelinaMich
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a really nice piazza,the bar there is good,people friendly,the church is a must even if churches are not your thing also there is a back entrance to a lovely indoor arcade

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barry G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just 4-5 min. walking from the Towers you can find this peaceful place, a little piazza with San Stefano church, with its typical bolonian red colours. Another beautiful corner of the city. Entrance is free.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ElliTravelTaste
Reviewed 7 November 2018

If you like cloisters, beautiful brickwork, blissful spaces and history you will find this amazing complex of buildings a delight. A brick cupola to die for. We were there alone, reasonably early before any tours had descended. We wandered through the various stages of building...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Trish M
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Julie S
10 July 2016|
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Response from DryPuddle | Reviewed this property |
You can easily walk from the station!...Its i nice 20min walk through the centre of Bologna and it takes you just by the Due Torri....
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Antonella r
31 August 2015|
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It is open everyday from 8 am to 7 pm everyday. When is the mass the guide tour can be suspended , but if you are only few people is possible with discretion.And sometime in the summer at the mid day is closed.For be sure... More
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drwmitch
28 August 2015|
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Response from Roberto35411 | Reviewed this property |
It is open during the day and evening, though sometimes it is closed at midday.And the Masses, of course
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