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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Bologna doesn’t quite match Rome, Florence etc for tourist highlights but it is a pleasant place to spend a couple of days away from the ever present bustle and tourist hype of the other places. A highlight was a visit to this complex of seven...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We needed a full afternoon and the following morning to complete a visit to the seven churches of S Stefano with their incredible architectural and art treasures. The Basilica has a fascinating history which has been preserved through the ages, and we believe the buildings...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A beautiful cathedral in the center of Bologna. The strange outside, half marble half bricks. Is unique and I never saw it before. You have to visit it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 40georgev
Reviewed 5 days ago

Architectural nightmare, but visitor joy! Nearly a maze of church buildings all interlocked an built over a 1000 years. The copy (ancient) of the holy sepulchre (pulpit) is worth the visit alone. We went on Sunday, and you can view a pricy antiques market outside...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rob T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful tranquil setting with small courtyards linking churches, well worth visit especially evening until 7 - even if you never usually visit churches!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AngieG591
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This complex is formed, as with many churches in this area, by a series of additions over the centuries. The result is a fascinating and diverse collection of styles of architecture with a memorable collection of paintings on wood from the 14th. century recovered during...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gi0vanni
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stunning baroque chapels and mail Basilica. The perfect venue for concerts. Great acoustics. Magical setting to listen to Rossini's Stabbat Mater

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Eliza Q
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a wonderful place with lovely Music and incredible paintings. you can visit this church daily and discover more and more sectrets

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gerda R
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Amazing site! Great historical & archaeological value! First built at 300 ..!!! Amazing transformation journey of this building sets through the years ! Also it’s a rare sight and little known that the place has a “copy” of the Christ’s holy tomb from Jerusalem!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AngelinaMich
Reviewed 8 November 2018

This is a really nice piazza,the bar there is good,people friendly,the church is a must even if churches are not your thing also there is a back entrance to a lovely indoor arcade

Date of experience: October 2018
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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....
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Antonella r
31 August 2015|
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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
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drwmitch
28 August 2015|
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It is open during the day and evening, though sometimes it is closed at midday.And the Masses, of course
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