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Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano

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Address: Via Santo Stefano, 24, 40125 Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 051 223256
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The seven churches

Well worth a visit, a step back in history. The complex is set in Piazza Santo Stefano one of my favourite piazzas in Bologna; there are seven churches going back in time and each... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Bologna, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Well worth a visit, a step back in history. The complex is set in Piazza Santo Stefano one of my favourite piazzas in Bologna; there are seven churches going back in time and each part more beautiful and interesting than the other. A place to visit from a historical viewpoint but also a place for meditation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Actually a series of interconnected ancient churches. You would have to do a little research to fully appreciate it, but well worth a stop.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I got told this was slightly less known than the main churches etc in Bologna, and when I visited I was basically the only person in there. I felt like I had gone back in time! Interesting now on Tripadvisor to see this as the top attraction in the city! But well deserved. Magical, serene, haunting. The little family run... More 

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Bologna has many Basilicas to see and this one is worth a visit. Grand in size with beautiful frescos to see. A quiet sanctuary

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Bologna, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This historical site, in the centre of Bologna town, is composed by 7 church everyone inside another, everyone wondrful and very old. Here you can taste the air of the Middle Age live! Higly recommended!

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Karuizawa-machi, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Our favorite place to visit in Bologna, interesting history and great atmosphere. Don`t miss it. the Square outside is also very nice (actually triangle shaped)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

There are seven very historic churches here. Known as the "Sette Chiese". Once there was a pagan temple here. Then in 5th century, a church was built over it replicating the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. There is history in every corner of this place. Some of the walls are kept as it was. The whole place might give you... More 

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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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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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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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