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Santo Stefano

Piazza Santo Stefano, 40125 Bologna, Italy (Santo Stefano)
051 223256
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Ranked #2 of 132 attractions in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If there is one place that a visitor to Bologna should see, this is it.We are not religious but could not fail to be impressed by the spiritual atmosphere of Santo Stefano.Each separate church and set of cloisters has its own 'feel'. We were lucky enough to experience a service with choral voices making for a terrific atmosphere but even... More

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Toronto, Canada
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Splendid place, interesting on so many levels and profoundly beautiful and spiritual: a gem not to be missed ... were told about it by somebody on the street, went there and fell in love with it. Even made a watercolor of it. Go and see it

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Dublin, Ireland
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258 reviews 258 reviews
118 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A place full of magic, symbols and memories that encompasses almost 2000 years of History. Isis, early christianity, Templar knights and the most recent world wars all in one site.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Historic church complex with many interesting stories. Loved the cloister especially, and the chapel dedicated to the air force

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Lots to explore and quite ancient. Somehow I missed it the previous trip to Bologna. The Piazza on which Santo Stefano sits was also a nice place to relax

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

amazing historical site well worth a visit a oasis of calm within the city. So interesting to see & churches within the one enclave.

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Kihei, Hawaii
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Worth a visit. Several churches-wander through. Different styles, lovely courtyard. Make a donation and get a delicious chocolate bar (or a pamphlet on the history-we chose the chocolate)!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Okay, so you've admired the world famous town squares in Siena, Florence and other Italian top tourist cities. Then you're ready for this unexpected gem. The Piazza Santo Stefano in Bologna is one of the great low key attractions in this intellectually vibrant, high-keyed city. You'll be amazed by the strikingly peaceful square, which feels miles away from the busy... More

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Wheaton, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Amazing place to visit. Take a tour guide with you OR get the book. So much history in this one place. Lovely coves to walk and amazing history to see and hear about!

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Shelter Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Enjoyed walking around in silence thinking about the lives that have walked through these walls over the past 1500 years. Worth a visit, especially if you have seen so many beautiful churches, this one is much more simple and shows it's age.

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