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Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano

Via Santo Stefano 24 | Piazza S.Stefano - Bologna, 40125 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 223256
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Via Santo Stefano 24 | Piazza S.Stefano - Bologna, 40125 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 223256
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It's known as 'Seven Churches' and has a handful of different churches plus several courtyards. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is beautiful.

Thank caelisan
Reviewed 6 days ago

You are going to spoilt for choice in Italy when it comes to church and cathedrals but put this one on your list.

Thank Christine335
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fascinating. you can feel christian history from old Roman time to nowadays. Really something special.

Thank Leo P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Without being an expert on churches, I have visited many throughout Europe and there is something quite unique about The Basilica di Santo Stefano. Definitely with seeing if you are in Bologna.

Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most astonishing basilicas I have ever seen. It is not just one but seven churches on one site. Absolutely fascination for anyone interested in architectural history, Italian history, or just a place of sublime calm and contemplation.

Thank Inspector22
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here four years ago. I found it fascinating. I couldn't forget it. I found a painting of it in a flea market near my house. I came back. It was exactly what I remember. I am not religious, I am not a spiritual...More

Thank stephenclarke2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a must see. It is one complex with 7 churches of different ages. You have to appreciate the different style of architecture and the symbolism of the eras. Apart from being a refuge from the great heat of July when we visited it...More

Thank HiDC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bologna has many beautiful churches and this little grouping was our favourite. A beautiful piazza took us from one peaceful little church into another. Tranquil and not at all crowded, it was worth the walk away from the bustle of Piazza Maggiore When we visited...More

Thank WildRover007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely church, free admission, there is an interesting cross on a raised dais inside the domed portion of the basilica which I had not seen before in any other churches. The small courtyard behind the church was being used for some kind of municipal government...More

Thank ItsATouristTrap
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a very peaceful place. People were quiet even in the gift shop which I thought reflected the dignity of the memory and history of the building. But outside a teenager was kicking off for having to cover her shoulders and another tourist was informing...More

Thank Janet L
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Julie S
10 July 2016|
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Response from DryPuddle | Reviewed this property |
You can easily walk from the station!...Its i nice 20min walk through the centre of Bologna and it takes you just by the Due Torri....
Antonella r
31 August 2015|
Response from Antonella r | Reviewed this property |
It is open everyday from 8 am to 7 pm everyday. When is the mass the guide tour can be suspended , but if you are only few people is possible with discretion.And sometime in the summer at the mid day is closed.For be sure... More
28 August 2015|
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Response from Roberto35411 | Reviewed this property |
It is open during the day and evening, though sometimes it is closed at midday.And the Masses, of course