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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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  • It is the most spiritual place in Bologna. It is also called 'sette chiese' as over the centuries there used to be 7 churches. Mind you, they close for lunchtime. 
    It is the most spiritual place in Bologna. It is also called 'sette chiese' as over the centuries there used to be 7 churches. Mind you, they close for lunchtime.  more »
  • Astonishing the age of the churches in Italy. This was on our walking tour, very humbling and impressive. Just off the Main Street near the towers. Free admission so you do not need a tour but it.....  more
    Astonishing the age of the churches in Italy. This was on our walking tour, very humbling and impressive. Just off the Main Street near the towers. Free admission so you do not need a tour but it.....  more »
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  • Really amazing! Quite a surprise inside- not what one expects in an Italian church. Seemed much more of a 15th century style and just a maze of rooms that the outside belied. Beautiful stonework, unique features, great museum with amazing religious artifacts. Worth a visit. And at night concerts are featured outside on the small piazza in front of it.
  • One of the places that I most like in Bologna.. when I first saw the church .. I thought: ok nothing special , but I was really impressed when I got into the church to find out that there are 7 churches located together in the piazza !! The yard has its own magic .. I so enjoy having coffees, cocktails and ICE cream there !! Live Bologna and feel its spirit in the amazing piazza Santo Stefano!!

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