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“Very good” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano

Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
Via Santo Stefano, 24, 40125 Bologna, Italy (Santo Stefano)
+39 051 223256
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Ranked #1 of 128 Attractions in Bologna
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Kenilworth, England, United Kingdom
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“Very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Worth a visit as the place is dead cool and the food reasonable too! Wine was of good quality, just the house and the meal came to just 35 euros for a lunch menu

Visited September 2012
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“Definitely worth the visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012 via mobile

Interesting buildings, lovely shop where you can buy many different items to support the buildings and the church. Closed during siesta like most places.

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“Different from the norm”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

This is a very atmospheric and enticing place. After all the highly decorated churches Santo Stefano gives a very different view of religion. Definitely worth a visit.

Visited August 2012
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“Fascinating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

I have never seen a church quite like this...It covers hundreds of years of history, with additional buildings added periodically so you can feel that you really are walking through time. There are so many interesting features and the style of each building is often so unexpected and different from anywhere else I have ever been - the church would justify a visit to Bologna on its own.
It is set in a charming piazza with two cafes where one can sit and enjoy looking at the church from the outside.

Visited July 2012
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“Seven churches in one!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We visited San Stefano during our stay in Bologna. What an incredible piece of architecture! It is actually seven churches built over, under, and around each other during the past 1800 years. Wend your way through these unusual buildings. Put a coin in the machine to light the most ancient of the churches. Marvel at the stone work, the art work, the religious symbolism. Take your time to savor the details of this amazing place!

Visited April 2012
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