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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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This is almost in the center of Bologna. Close to pretty much everything. A short walk from the main piazza. There are a few cafes there . It is situated on a large cobble... read more

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Jessup, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is almost in the center of Bologna. Close to pretty much everything. A short walk from the main piazza. There are a few cafes there . It is situated on a large cobble road with practically no traffic or vehicles. Very relaxing. The Church are actually 5 churches in 1 . This is a must stop if you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have visited over 10 churches in Bologna but Santo Stefano was definitely the one in which we felt really holly atmosphere. Maybe because it isn't so luxury decorated.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This old basilica is really worth to see . You may enjoy the valuable things made many years earlier !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of the most interesting of the many churches in Bologna. It is actually a complex of many buildings in which you can wander from one part to another, often directly interconnecting. Though it doesn't have the colour of the more traditional churches, it makes up for it in atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

In Europe one can get churched out. For some, after awhile they all look the same. Not this one. From the moment you enter the greatly raised chancel greets you and then it is a labyrinth of old structures. A great place to wander.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This really is a most impressive place which exudes peace and stillness. I highly recommend a visit which will leave you feeling contemplative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Santo Stefano is an amazing monastery with lots of smaller rooms, and lovely gargoyle statues and a crypt. Graphical and neccessary to see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I learnt from a random old man during the church visit it was an Egyptian temple 200 years ago and was turned into a church with 7 different structures within! Superb plaza on which the church is located with lots of vendors and artists around

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You arrive in the cobbled square(triangle) outside and can see that there are multiple churches next to each other.Go in and you will see the way that the different churches have been constructed.Some lovely cloisters are also in the middle of this complex.Sit in the cafe afterwards outside and contemplate the 1000 of workmen and pilgrims that have been on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm an avid fan of early Christian and medieval church architecture, so Santo Stefano is a dream come true. Every type of architecture, from the 8th century to the 13th, is all there, jumbled side by side. Over the years I've visited it three times, and next time I'm in Bologna, I'm heading back there again.

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