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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  • Probably the top among Bologna's monuments. Better visited during the daylight, in order to admire even the inner court and the sanctuaries complex. A really must-see!  more »
  • How much history (ancient and medieval) and that masterpieces! Holy atmosphere from when you enter when you leave. Must learn to understand the uniqueness of this place. The herb shop is well worth the visit and purchase. One cannot visit on a sightseeing trip to Bologna.
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  • Lovely Square outside. Start your visit by entering the Church of the left and the path is filled with small chapels, courtyards with Wells, cloisters with balconies and then yet another Church. A marvel!
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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