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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  • amazing church! there are many churches inside, open until 7pm, very polite!
  • Very beautiful and interesting. Several churches in one complex. Dating back to 100 bc.
  • Hey tourist, I'm talking to you, you have to see this. Beautiful historical place in the city center, beautiful square!
  • Lovely surprise inside! Worth visiting!
  • 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

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