Our favorite place in Bologna. The broad arcaded plaza sets off the unique complex of churches perfectly.
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Lovely place, really worth visiting and wandering around - very peaceful and spiritual and a lovely respite from the noise and the busy town!
The Santuario de Santo Stefano is a fascinating collection of buildings representing a range of architectural styles. The finest building, from my perspective, is the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher, wonderful brick domed structure which now houses an oversized pulpit/chapel. It has pairs of stone...More
This church is actually three churches, which are part of a larger complex. The site is situated on one of the city's prettiest squares with nice restaurants and cafes and a lovely medieval feel. The main basilica initially looks a bit plain and dark, but...More
Really enjoyed exploring this group of churches. We went at dusk and the minimal light added to the drama of this already amazing place.
An interesting insight into the ecclesiastical history of the city. Easily added into a brief visit to Bologna.
It's not obvious from the outside that there's more than the facade of the church. Inside, at the bottom left of the church is a small set of steps that lead into the other sections of the church, of varying ages. Very interesting...