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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 via mobile

We went to the Basilica just after having breakfast in the square itself. A beautiful spot in the morning. The basilica was just amazing - it went on for such a huge area - delightful spot!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fascinating place to visit that just gives more and more as you explore it. Best experienced when quieter if you can manage it.

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you can organise it try to visit when coach parties are not likely to be there. It's a place to stand and stare and to soak up the atmosphere of bygone days. I loved it for it s simplicity of form and intricate brickwork.

Thank 510christine
Reviewed 4 days ago

A real pleasure to wander around,a lot to see and no pressure to rush.Outside courtyard gardens and cloisters to view different perspectives of the building .Bologna was bustling and noisy so coming here was lovely and restful.lots of interesting small rooms ,look up and down...More

Thank mc m
Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply powerful, there is something strong moving within this sacred place. It is rather difficult to deny, as much s I may have wanted to do. There are certain days of the year to visit, when the rays of light are directly on the altar.

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice church, very close to the city center. It is a must see. I would recommend it for a top 10 list things to do in Bologna.

Thank Denisa I
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking in, you feel like your heart just got bigger and your eyes are starting to tear. Magnificient and at the same time so peaceful.

Thank gkaytrips
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting but the bus/train thingy does not go very regularly. Do not get on the last tour because you won't be able to stay (fortunately we returned with the last). The terrace /view only open at specific days and hours

Thank Nick Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of rambling courtyards and rooms. 'Moorish' influence so a different style to other churches in Bologna. Worth a wander around.

Thank Annette H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cluster of buildings is located in a lovely square, more of a triangle really, in a nice quiet setting. The buildings seem to go on forever, with little courtyards, rooms, altars etc. Dark and foreboding in places. We have a son of the same...More

Thank BOXtheFOX
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Julie S
how to get there from bologna station
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
It is open from 8am to 7 pm everyday. During the mass tour guide are not allowed,but for small number of people with discretion is possible .In the summer at mid day sometime is closed.For more information you can call at +39.051.223256 (sacristy)
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
What are the hours that it is open?
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