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. To visit Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano and get the most from your holiday in Bologna, create itinerary details personal to you using our Bologna trip itinerary maker.
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  • Really is as tourist descriptions ... As previously, the local dreaming up the Holy land. The complex is exciting, with many attractions and beautiful squares.
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  • It's a symbol of my city and deserves a thorough visit, enjoy also the square and surrounding streets, not to be missed
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  • Piazza Santo Stefano is one of the most characteristic of Bologna and hosts this basilica, very nice indeed. Admission is free and just half an hour to visit all ... I think it's the most impressive church of Bologna, although there are others very nice. But its particularity is being a complex of 7 churches, one inside the other, each belonging to a different historical period, then to a different architectural and artistic style.
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  • This is one of the 7 secrets of Bologna. The place has to offer a nice surprise every time you visit it. The peaceful cloisters is ideal for meditation
  • Unique complex of several churches along with a small gallery of art well worth visiting.
  • This is a wonderful church, especially for me Indonesian. I never see a church like this in Indonesia. You will love the architecture of this church.
  • A local friend brought us here and it was quite impressive! A lot of different churches and places to sightsee. The paintings were great although a little bit scary.
  • Beautiful complex situated in one of the most interesting squares in Italy. Totally worth the visit