Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, Bologna

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 other attractions in Bologna, use our Bologna trip app .
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  • Not to be missed when you sight Bologna, very nice! The square is very impressive, inside visit to the tomb and the different rooms that make up the entire hotel. Recommended for families with teens, like mine
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  • Beautiful Romanesque, with no-frills geometric lines consisting of 7 churches, including the reproduction of the Holy Sepulchre which opens onto the inner loggia. Held benisdimo, brava Bologna that guard your treasures. You should visit abche if you're not interested in art!
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  • An incredible cluster of churches and cloisters courtyards designed to recreate the holy sites like the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the courtyard of Pilate. A unique experience.
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  • The exterior might fool you, but this is no ordinary place! Visit the inside and you will see so many different styles and architectures, all in the same place! This is one of my favorite places in Bologna!
  • Beautiful series of sacred spaces. One can almost feel the emotions of those who passed through here over the centuries. Art lovers will enjoy unique expressions of the passion, history and architecture lovers will be delighted by the various centuries visible in the construction of these churches. Go early in the morning to avoid crowds.
  • A sprawling series of churches built over time. Really beautiful.
  • Beautiful church with a lot to see. Location is on a beatiful square. If you visit Bologna don't miss this beautifull spot.
  • Beautiful place, come in the morning to avoir hords of tourists

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