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Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano

Via Santo Stefano, 24, 40125 Bologna, Italy (Santo Stefano)
+39 051 223256
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Ranked #1 of 126 Attractions in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Saskatchewan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Quiet and cool, rustic and calming - this beautiful church and buildings have brilliant photo oportunities if you want to get away from the beaten path. I would advise you to spend at least an hour there, more if you can. Nothing is obvious but everything is exquisite.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

I love the fact the Monks were chanting when we walked in and they paintings are amazing like the rest of Italy to see. it's an easy walk and nice café bars near by.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The Basilica was historic and nice to vist briefly, but largely unremarkable. It is close to city centre.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This church was rather special - even my partner whom I have dragged into so many churches, was knocked over by this church. Entry to the church is via 11th century Chiesa del Crocefisso which houses the bones of San Petornio and leads through to the Chiesa del Santo Sepolcro. Next door is the Cortile di Pilato named after the... More

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Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

It is very much worth wandering through. We were fortunate enough to be there as mass was about to start. Taking the time to enjoy and participate (despite not understanding a lot of the language) added another dimension to the visit.

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Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

You will find this one of the better churches in Bologna to go to, quite historic and informative the signs are in English for those that can not read Italian.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Impressive Cathedral with limited visiting hours. You need a good 40 minutes to see everything of interest.

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Villecchia, Liguria, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The feeling of tranquility as you enter this basilica is wonderful. Although it was extremely busy when we arrived it did not spoil our stroll through the different buildings and courtyard. It is fascinating to see the different style in architecture as each building has been built. Will definitely return for another visit if we return to abologna

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The old part of the basilica is just amazing to see. You have to walk through the relatively new portion of the church through a door and into the back. The architecture is something to see.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

One of the most amazing places we have ever visited. A maze of historic sanctuaries coupled onto historic sanctuaries. Deep spiritual resonance.

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