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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
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We had been lodging in Bologna for 9 nights. It is beautiful city in which one can feel breathing of ages and taste the excellent food. In addition to great strolls in Bologna we... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had been lodging in Bologna for 9 nights. It is beautiful city in which one can feel breathing of ages and taste the excellent food. In addition to great strolls in Bologna we visited also Ravenna, Parma, Florence where we got to very simply by train.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This church is really many churches, with monastic cloistersand a real sense of peace and sanctity.It dates from 11th or 12th century and has components based on Pilate's Courtyard in Jerusalem. Whether you believe in this or not, the complex is worth a visit because of its style and serenity.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Regardless of religion this is well worthy of a visit, its fascinating for both its architecture and its history, I highly recommend you take some time to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This little group of churches and their associated buildings and courtyards are simply charming. You step into it from the bustling street life of Bologna into a calm removal from urban life. Much of this complex is at a smaller scale than other monuments in Bologna. The early Sepulchre church is rotond and has 12 columns around which weaves an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Near the centre of Bologna and approached through a piazza often hosting an antiques or food market, this Basilica is an amalgam of seven churches (four remain)and one can wander around and enjoy the complex including a peaceful cloister before plunging back out into city

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although central Bologna is lovely to walk around, it is more a working city than one stuffed full of obvious tourist attractions. This probably the nearest to a 'must-see'. Three churches face the piazza, with the (partial) remains of another inside. All are different (my favourite is the central San Sepolcro), and the various nooks & crannies of the complex... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Seven churches of Santo Stefano. Only 4 of the 7 churches remain. Definitely suggest having a guide or a book to understand what you are looking at, through the churches. Entrance is from a very large piazza. It was very quiet and peaceful inside. The churches are connected and you can see how they were put together. Medieval in some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

San Stefano is also called Seven Churches ( Sette Chiese in iotalian) bucause it is made up of seven churches build in various periods. It is an impressive, majestic place, definitely worth visiting. The 2 euros paid for taking photos are worth paying, as the money are to be used for restoration.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing trip back into the history of Christianity in Italy. The old foundation of the pagan temple shows the structure's roots in an unusually direct and open way. A must-do in Bologna.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The 2 Euro you pay for permission to take photos inside the Basilica is 100 times worth, more so because it goes to the restoration fund. Outside, you must go up the lift (or on foot if you are strong) to be on the 90m high terrace of the Basilica to have a panoramic view of Bologna, which is worth... More 

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