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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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Beautiful Basilica

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
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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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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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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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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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