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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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Highlight of our trip to Bologna

We visited this attraction on our last day and were blown away by the intricate building which originally housed seven churches. All the nooks and crannies which led you from one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The sheer scale and quality of the building is impressive - set on a beautiful piazza right in the heart of the city . Undoubtedly a landmark of Bologna .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We visited this attraction on our last day and were blown away by the intricate building which originally housed seven churches. All the nooks and crannies which led you from one church to the next were fascinating as were the cloistered courtyards and gardens. There was an excellent shop staffed by monks of the Benedictine order where you could byproducts... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

very nice church, in the city center, quite nice inside but there are better churches in Italy for sure:!

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Bulgaria
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Very attractive, calm and peaceful place. It's definitely a must-see. Beautiful, ancient buildings plus museum, indoor garden.

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Saint Julian's, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This Basilica is set in a very quiet and tranquil area of Bologna. Suggest a visit of 1-2 hours to visit all the rooms surrounding the internal courtyard.

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Sofia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is a different experience. After all the splendid cathedrals and basilicas you get in touch with a simple and unpretentious religeous complex that survived through the centuries almost unchanged. I was sincerely moved.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Don't even think of visiting Bologna without seeing the beautiful Piazza Santo Stefano. It's like stepping back in time; you can imagine how little it's changed for hundreds of years. A lovely place to sit and sip a coffee. Very popular with locals and painters.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The Basilica and Monasterio di Santo Stefano and its environs is less crowded than other sights in Bologna. We entered the Monastery and it was beautiful with all its hidden courtyards. Somehow the Benedictine monks have managed to maintain its beauty as well as its aura.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Popped in here when passing by. Very interesting collection of ancient churches some parts dating back to the Romans. Very peaceful atmosphere. Not much information needed to resort to google it beautiful just the same and a pleasant retreat from the hustle and bustle.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Beautiful and calm and serene. A must when in Bologna. Each chapel and area of the church is a new delight of architecture. It is so peaceful and you truly feel at peace when entering. A step back in time but totally worth it.

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