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Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano

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Address: Via Santo Stefano, 24 | Piazza S.Stefano - Bologna, 40125 Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 051 223256
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An impressive plunge into history

Plunge into history wjth big H ! This was for us one of the most impressive religious monuments we have ever visited.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

lovely church in a quiet corner of the city. Lots to see inside and nice and cool on a very hot day. Priests were singing when we visited which added to the atmosphere. One of the largest pulpits I've ever seen. Close to some good shopping as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Plunge into history wjth big H ! This was for us one of the most impressive religious monuments we have ever visited.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I wandered around this area for about 2 hours. I love visiting churches and this one is very interesting. There are different structures to see here: the basilica, the museum, the church and smaller parishes inside the same structure. Each one dedicated to a different saint or virgin. The oldest structure is the one on the far left which dates... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Quite fascinating once you step through the doors of this modest looking church in a quaint square in Bologna. A quite unique experience to walk through the interlinked chapels and see how they evolved. Quiet and atmospheric. Even the little museum/gift shop is tranquil!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This church once comprised 7 separate churches and has now been combined into just 3! It it quite simple and very charming and although significantly smaller that the main Cathedral, I thought it to be really nice. It is quiet and peaceful and there are lots of places to stroll around as you move through the various parts of it!... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The basilica has expanded many times and is fascinating. The area was amazing to walk aroundand very easy to find with a map.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The site of a Roman temple built circa 80AD, one of the churches (Vitale&Agricola) has bits of mosaic flooring exposed under glass, and massive stone columns held together with iron bands. The other 7 churches are equally impressive, with early Renaissance paintings galore, and all free to wander through. It's a cool respite from the streets, so even the kids... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We've been to hundreds of historic churches throughout England, France and Italy...but this church (actually there are 7 on the site) was one of my favorite churches to visit. We sort of stumbled upon it after stopping for a "spritz" in the piazza. From the minute you walk in the door, you are transported back in time...the place is so... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This old religious complex is very atmospheric and redolent of tradition and history. As well as the churches, Pilate's courtyard and the cloister are very evocative. It's a simple and relatively short visit but worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A wonderful and quiet space full of hidden corners! You can easily wonder around for 30 minutes and then buy a couple of nicknacks from the monks's store.

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Address: Via Santo Stefano, 24 | Piazza S.Stefano - Bologna, 40125 Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 051 223256
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna

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