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Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano

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Address: Via Santo Stefano 24 | Piazza S.Stefano - Bologna, 40125 Bologna, Italy
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Gorgeous little church

While not quite as grand or impressive as the other churches in Bologna, there's plenty to see and admire here. Lots of different styles to explore and a lovely area outside the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While not quite as grand or impressive as the other churches in Bologna, there's plenty to see and admire here. Lots of different styles to explore and a lovely area outside the church to just sit and do nothing in the sun!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This amazing collection of churches (it isn't just one!) came as a complete but utterly pleasant surprise. What seems like a small church opens up before you as a collection of at least four or five! Each one is beautiful and each is different. The free museum and shop at the end of the visit is also very interesting. I'd... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An old guy approached us and explained the reason for a whole in the roof. The sunrays move along a line on the floor and tell us the time and the seasons. The wonderful square is surrounded by very artistic palaces which makes the atmosphere simly magic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was built in 4th century on a place of old Roman temple (which, in turn was built over a top of even more ancient worship place). It copies (or rather recites) holy places of Jerusalem and Constantinople. Inside, it's not a single building, but a complex, connected by galleries and corridors. The walls and altars are full of symbols,... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A very ancient Church, with inside 6 other little churches, allo called Church o The Seven Churches. A beautiful Place To visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

To me Bologna is about the simple beauty of bricks. And Santo Stefano, most specifically the ancient octogonal church (the Holy Sepulchere), is the best place to just walk and enjoy this timeless, simple beauty of bricks.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I stumbled upon this basilica and its cloisters from the 12th/13th Century and ended up spending half an hour just enjoying the ambience and the architecture. This was probably my favourite find in Bologna.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When you enter this basilica,you are actually entering into a complex of seven churches and a monastery,some of which back to the 4th century. The architecture and art is amazing and we enjoyed the variety of decorations. The little museum was also an unexpected surprise. Well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Basilica Santo Stefano consists of seven old churches which built in different era thus deserves the name "Sette Chiese"! Entrance to the churches is on the Piazza with the same name.The open hours begin from 9:30AM after everyday morning mass service. It is free but you can donate a tip by yourself. There are baptistery,crypt and cloister within the whole... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are not religious people at all but this place is amazing. We stumbled across it by accident and was a find. It's huge and plenty of places to explore

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