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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
Phone Number: +39 051 223256
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Seven Churches

One of the most beautiful complex of churches we’ve visited. It’s supposed to be seven churches together, and in the middle they have cloisters/arcades and it is very beautiful.

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One of the most beautiful complex of churches we’ve visited. It’s supposed to be seven churches together, and in the middle they have cloisters/arcades and it is very beautiful.

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Seven churches morphing into each other. Quite a treat!!! As in all of Bologna, there is a treat around every corner!

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This collection of many centuries of churches shows how long Christianity has been a foundation of the Bologna culture. It is a labyrinth of overlapping structures to explore either on your own, or with a group or guide.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was very fun to explore and to see different architectural styles in one place. I loved some of the glass windows- just beautiful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are few tourist sights like this in Italy, that I know of. Usually, there is just one church, or sometimes two churches together, for a single visit. Here, there are four, ranging from the 4th to the 13th centuries. The location is central, not far from San Petronio Basilica and Piazza Maggiore. You approach the churches by a pretty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth visiting, Santo Stefano is a charming complex of interlinked religious spaces & picturesque peaceful cloisters in which it is easy to spend contemplative time. You can even buy local monastic products in the small shop before you leave.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting collection of churches combined into a single structure. Peaceful and with a small display of the original mosaics, worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must see when in Bologna and a worthy No.1 'to do' in the city. Unassuming from the outside, it is quiet labyrinth of chapels, cloisters and changing architecture, every doorway takes you to a new wonder. Free to visit, do not miss this.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An absolutely beautiful church with additional buildings to walk through. There are some fantastic pieces of artwork and artefacts to see. The only improvement would be a bit of written information to learn from- there's no English, and actually very little Italian to read and find out a bit more about the church. When visiting, do a bit of research... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful basilica. Inside is tranquil and a true labyrinth of stone work that is truly amazing. There is so much to see and best of all it is free.

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