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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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Via Santo Stefano 24 | Piazza S.Stefano - Bologna, 40125 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 223256
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Reviewed yesterday

Our favorite place in Bologna. The broad arcaded plaza sets off the unique complex of churches perfectly.

Thank wws68
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely place, really worth visiting and wandering around - very peaceful and spiritual and a lovely respite from the noise and the busy town!

Thank Tara S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is the most beautiful church in Bologna in my opinion. I loved the old brick alter and the frescos and the pillars and all of it! Worth the wander away from piazza Maggiore

Thank rebecca s
Reviewed 4 days ago

This complex of religious buildings has a superb atmosphere, even with a lot of people inside. Details not so much.

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Ully J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed exploring this group of churches. We went at dusk and the minimal light added to the drama of this already amazing place.

Thank rlbb1973
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must for all visitors looking for lovely buildings. A little difficult to find. One small entrance from Piazza Stefanie. Great to see the different designs of churches through the years. Well worth a visit

Thank Joanna R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting insight into the ecclesiastical history of the city. Easily added into a brief visit to Bologna.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...

Thank 180michael
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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....
Antonella r
31 August 2015|
Response from Antonella r | Reviewed this property |
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
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