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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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An intriguing early Medieval complex of buildings

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... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 yesterday NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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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Hamburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is not only one curch but there are several building to be visited. Take time and sit down to enjoy te silence in the garden inside

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lovely quaint basilica. worth visiting. not far from centre of town and well worth a trip. recommended

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Though an unavoidable visit, for its beauty and historical importance, the fact that one has to pay for simole personal photos is unacceptable. And almost anything important, as far as art is concerned, is not free. So why not charge at the entrance?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're only in Bologna for a short period of time and can only make it to one church, this is it! Raw beauty of a complex maze, plenty to see, a bit more on the rugged side. Less retouched and redone than other historical sites in the city.

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