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Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano

Via Santo Stefano 24 | Piazza S.Stefano - Bologna, 40125 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 223256
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  • Average1%
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“holy sepulchre” (23 reviews)
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Via Santo Stefano 24 | Piazza S.Stefano - Bologna, 40125 Bologna, Italy
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+39 051 223256
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Reviewed yesterday

Tiny church very close to the Two Towers, located in a beautiful square in the centre of Bologna. Inside it is very quiet and nice. A must in town, very easy to be found and starting point for a visit to another side of Bologna....More

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Take the bus up the hill, see the basilica and walk back down to the town centre under the amazing portico.

Thank clemandjaz
Reviewed 3 days ago

Basilico Santo Stefano is a complex of seven different churches, a courtyard and a square. From the square you can see three churches; The Church of the Holy Crucifixion is on the right, The Church of Calvary is in the centre and The Church of...More

Thank Jo K
Reviewed 3 days ago

San Stefano gives its context to the very complicated early history of Bologna and its people. It's a true representation of the monastic life and the interaction with the people surrounding. Right in the centre of the City. A "must visit".

Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 4 days ago

7 Churches in one, intertwined artistically with a great square in front of the main church. Perfect on a sunny day. No real dress code - but in Italy obviously in church you have to be dressed decently. No bar inside, but outside the church...More

Thank Karin115
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There’s a lot to cope with in here; so many spaces - little chapels, paintings beautifully framed by the natural light, remains of older mosaics or wall-paintings just hinted at and even it has its own museum inside. For a free to enter place, it’s...More

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 6 days ago

A fantastic piece of history and great value in Bologna. There is a whole serious of churches all clustered together, so this is so much more than just visiting a single church. Well worth the time.

Thank David C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

100 % worth visiting in Bologna. The place with history of almost two thousand years. The entrance is free to all monuments, including the museum. In Rome or Firenze entrance for such place would cost at least 10 euro, I guess.

Thank Vladimir P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I think that even those of a non-religious disposition (like me) will be moved and fascinated by this complex of churches! The oldest building dates back at least to the 5th Century and might have been founded by Bologna's patron saint, Petronius; we were told...More

Thank CalBristol
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Basilica is inspirational. Incredible history and beautiful preservation. This can always be found in Italy with a respect for the past.

Thank Montecito2014
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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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