Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, Bologna

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The basilica of Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano encompasses a complex of churches. Explore the labyrinth, see buildings from different periods, and observe their architectural differences. Inside the churches, admire the collection of artworks. Wander through the courtyard to find the ancient basin, "Catino di Pilato," a Lombard work from the eighth century. The 14th-century sculpted rooster, "Rooster of St. Peter," recalls the biblical story of St. Peter's denial. The gift shop products made in different monasteries across the country. Arrange to visit Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano and other attractions in Bologna using our Bologna trip app.
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  • From the outside this is very unassuming, but after passing through the main basilica, there are six other churches on the grounds with an amazing history and beautiful architecture. Definitely worth....  more
    From the outside this is very unassuming, but after passing through the main basilica, there are six other churches on the grounds with an amazing history and beautiful architecture. Definitely worth....  more »
  • This externally unassuming Basilica is a must visit! Once you enter with a guide, your understanding of the history is enhanced. There is much to see, many sections to cover. Known as a complex of 7.....  more
    This externally unassuming Basilica is a must visit! Once you enter with a guide, your understanding of the history is enhanced. There is much to see, many sections to cover. Known as a complex of 7.....  more »
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  • A good mix between old and actual history. This church had several new buildings. A small church became a huge complex church. It is very interesting realise different building styles.
  • Very nice and picturesque place in front of the stunning church Santo Stefano. Under the colonnades many pubs and nice, happy people. Visit the 7 churches complex and relax in the square with an Aperol Spritz.

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