Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, Bologna

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Must see · Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • Basilica di Santo Stefano closes noon till 14:30, plan ahead so you do not arrive will closed. There are cafeterias/ restaurant around or before the basilica.  more »
  • Came across this church on accident while looking for another. Was nice to see. Stayed within the respectful confines of areas where pix could be taken. Located in an easy to find location.  more »
  • A good mix between old and actual history. This church had several new buildings. A small church became a huge complex church. It is very interesting realise different building styles.
  • This place has a nice atmosphere, with bars and gelaterias along the streets. It is fully car-free, and opens on a great complex of ancient churches.

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