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Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano

Address: Via Santo Stefano, 24, 40125 Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 051 223256
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Ranked #2 of 130 Attractions in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Must see, it is like living in an Umberto Eco book. It is an enormuous Basilica. Very different from other Duomo's in Italy

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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Visiting Basilica Santo Stefano and you are visiting seven churches. Beautiful chapels, courtyards and also a very intersting crib made by a local artist. The piazza is also interesting and the porticoes are the most beautiful in Bologna.

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Montana Rose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

My favorite sight in Bologna, and we really liked Bologna a lot. We happened to be the only ones in this Basilica when we visited - and oh, what a wonderful place to have all to yourself! The architecture, the frescos, the old churches, the chapels and the courtyard. Just meandering through this place was a treat...so quiet and mysterious... More 

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Valletta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I didnt expect this basilica to be such a lovely visit. It is purely amazing and surprising. I believe that this should be the top spot for everyone ti visit in Bologna. By the way on your way back stop and buy a bottle of lazzarus liquer made by the priests.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Seven church in a place very suggestiv, in the centre of a wonderful city like Bologna. I was stay with my girlfriend on this place and I like visit this fantastic place!!!

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Bologna, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

If you are visiting Bologna, you are alrady qualifying yourself as a smart traveller, very different from the budget tourist who thinks he has seen Italy just because he's been in Rome, Florence and Venice. But then you need to be suure that you see the real Bologna and not only "Piazza Maggiore" and the Two Towers. So turn right... More 

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Erwitte, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

.....of seven churches, Sette Chiese on a lovely, lovely piazza - my favorite in Bologna. Explore the churches and savour the different types of architecture. Relax later with a glass of wine at apertivo in the Piazza while the sun sets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Bologna's Santo Stefano offers an unexpected and wonderful experience. The many chapels and the uniqueness of the place it very appealing. It sits at one end of a gorgeous square with converging walkways. IMO, it's even prettier at night than in the day.

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Boras, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

you have to visit this, it was not only big, then I mean realy big, it was just Amazing to look in and walk around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The mix of Romanesque and Renaissance architecture from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to the Courtyard were visually lovely and peaceful. The site is a short walk away from the hustle and bustle of the Piazza Maggiore,in an interesting part of town.

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